Master the nuances
of business communication
in English

Speak actively every lesson

Native speakers

 Build confidence

How can you speed up your reflexes and clearly get your message across in English? How can you get rid of mental blocks and fear? 
Try out a new way of learning – the Callan Method!

With the Callan Method, English is learnt in one of the most natural ways of language acquisition – through direct communication with native speakers. The method actually teaches us how to think in a foreign language. It is both functional and dynamic, and people really free themselves of fear and start speaking the language quickly.

 The aim of the Callan Method is to improve listening, comprehension and speaking skills in English. The method is focused on true, spoken English (not academic).

Innovative

Interactive

Native speakers

Everyone knows how important that first impression is – especially in business. Sometimes you only get one chance to introduce yourself.

In most business meetings held in English, everything is based on your communication skills. If you have problems communicating in English, it is much harder to get your message across. Moreover, if your English communication skills are not up to par with your brand, then your company's reputation suffers.

 That is why it is now more important than ever to communicate confidently in English and to be able to clearly show the benefits of your product or service.

Learn online, in person at your office, or at our school.

See how you can succeed

leon lučev

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Postigao sam slobodu u govoru na engleskom!

Učenje engleskog u Inicijativi putem Callan metode u mom slučaju je pokazalo iznimne rezultate. Metoda je povećala moje komunikacijske vještine i dala mi puno veću slobodu u ophođenju na engleskom. Sam proces učenja mi je blizak, prisiljen sam "razmišljati na engleskom", a profesori su izvorni govornici (Amerika, Australija, Irska, UK) što mi olakšava prepoznavanje i razumijevanje različitih dijalekata engleskog jezika.


Leon Lučev 

GROUP PROGRAM AND PRICES 

BUSS VOL I

Business English for B1 level with native speakers and a tailor-made program. For many people, understanding and even writing is not a problem, but when we have to speak – we get stuck for words, our confidence drops, and we often can't remember a simple word. All of this can be extremely frustrating. At Initiative, we focus on speaking and fluency. That is why we will teach you how to speak English confidently and without mental blocks in any business situation!

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Strengthen Your Introduction To Enhance Your Professional Presence!
Control how people perceive you in important situations like meetings, presentations, and networking events. Understand the subtle differences between writing short and long introductions, and when to utilize each for the best results. Every time you introduce yourself, use a toolkit of powerful words to leave a lasting impression.

Refresh Your Grammar Knowledge
Build a strong foundation for language mastery with a thorough grammar review. The fundamentals of grammar are covered in this B1 level review, giving you the foundation you need for productive business communication. Prepare yourself to advance your language skills!

How to Master Business Small Talk
Say goodbye to awkward pauses and hello to communication that flows naturally. Learn how to start conversations naturally, interact with others, and maintain a seamless flow of discussion. You'll not only make conversations more enjoyable for everyone involved, but you'll also create lasting connections if you have a toolkit of icebreakers and conversation starters at your disposal.

The Art of Effective Meetings
Give yourself the knowledge and abilities you need to run effective meetings. Recognize the value of planning, comprehend the essential elements of a productive meeting agenda, and get the self-assurance necessary to chair and manage meetings successfully. Improve your ability to conduct productive meetings by learning how to provide insightful commentary and pose inquiries that produce outcomes.

Elevate Your Business Correspondence:
Perfect your written communication skills with this comprehensive course on business correspondence. Improve your grammar and expand your vocabulary, discovering the ideal phrases to use in formal communication, and learning to spot structural flaws in emails. Transform your written communication and make a lasting impact with every message you send.

Speak Like a Native Business Professional:
Dive deeper into the complexities of English grammar with a focus on Phrasal Verbs. Learn the difference between Separable and Inseparable Phrasal Verbs and how to use them effortlessly in a business context. Master a 5-step process for incorporating Phrasal Verbs into your communication with ease, and become a fluent and confident speaker in any professional setting.

Build Your Professional Personal Brand with Confidence: Transform your LinkedIn profile so it stands out from the crowd and showcases your skills
By the end of this class, you will have a fully-optimized profile that draws in your ideal prospects and showcases your unique strengths and value proposition. Stand out and make an impact in your professional network.

Negotiation and conflict management - soft skills
Changing perspectives: is conflict always bad?
The 3 keys about conflict management
The Thomas-Kilmann model: five strategies for handling conflict
Practical group work, role plays and simulations
Discovering the impact of our communication style
Negotiations, definitions, idioms, practice

 

BUSS VOL II

Business English for B1 level with native speakers and a tailor-made program. Business English needs differ depending on the industry, prior English knowledge and all the specifics of communication, whether it is strict formal communication, online presentations or conferences, negotiations, how to say 'no' politely, or even written communication.

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Introductions vol.2

Talk Like a Native

Presentations

Brainstorming meeting 

Article Analysis

Speaking Exercises 

Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace 

 Negotiations 

Conflict resolution 

Storytelling Activities

Vocabulary Upgrades

Video Lesson

Flipped Classroom

LEARN FAST WITH THE CALLAN METHOD

With the Callan Method, English is learnt in one of the most natural ways of language acquisition – through direct communication with native speakers. The method actually teaches us how to think in a foreign language. It is both functional and dynamic, and people really free themselves of fear and start speaking the language quickly.
The aim of the Callan Method is to improve listening, comprehension and speaking skills in English. The method is focused on true, spoken English (not academic).

Read more...

GROUP PACKETS AND PRICES

Light

30 lessons online or F2F

Groups of up to 6 participants

Online or F2F

Standard

50 lessons online or F2F

Groups of up to 6 participants

Online or F2F

Superb

70 lessons online or F2F

Groups of up to 6 participants

Online or F2F

Price per lesson (for the entire group) online 68.50 € (516,11 kn)

Price per lesson (for the entire group) live, F2F 80,00 € (602,76 kn)

You can adapt any of these packets to suit your specific needs.
Complement your lessons with any of our fast, short and specialised smart4business workshops.

Enrichen your learning experience with our team building packets in English.

Hike & talk

Half-day hike
4 hours – 39,82 Euro (300kn) per employee 

Full-day hike
8 hours – 59,72 Euro (450kn) per employee

Sail experience

Full day of sailing
Team building in English

3 days of sailing
Team building in English

7 days of sailing
Team building in English

Tennis & Conversation

Individual tennis & convo
33,18 Euro (250kn) per employee

Double tenis & convo
19,91 Euro (150kn) per employee

Team building tenis & convo
15,93 Euro (120kn) / 6 ppl max

Be in good company!

“Learning another language is like becoming another person.”


Haruki Murakami