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English for Human Resources (HR)

If you want to improve your English language skills to advance your career as an HR professional, a business leader, or to secure a new job, you've arrived at the right place. In this section, you’ll learn dozens of lessons that are full of discussion activities, exercises, and vocabulary terms that are commonly used in the professional world of HR. Whether you’re a seasoned HR professional or just starting out, these resources can help you communicate effectively and advance in your career.

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Essential English Skills for HR Professionals

For HR (Human Resources) professionals learning English, it's important to focus on practical language skills related to their job. Here are the main areas they should know about, with easy words and common grammar they might use:

Hiring People:

  • Vocabulary: Jobs, interview, new employee.
  • Grammar: Basic past and present tenses for talking about job experiences and duties.

Pay and Benefits:

  • Words: Pay, bonuses, health plan.
  • Grammar: Simple comparisons (like 'more than', 'less than') for discussing different pay or benefits.

Training Employees:

  • Vocabulary: Training, skills, learning.
  • Grammar: Basic advice phrases (like 'should', 'can') for suggesting training activities.

Checking Work Performance:

  • Vocabulary: Goals, review, feedback.
  • Grammar: Simple future tense for setting goals, basic commands for giving instructions.

Work Relationships:

  • Vocabulary: Team, problem-solving, rules.
  • Grammar: Basic sentence structures for explaining rules and solving workplace problems.

Following Rules and Managing Risks:

  • Vocabulary: Rules, safety, checking.
  • Grammar: Simple sentences for describing rules and procedures.

Planning for Future Staffing Needs:

  • Vocabulary: Planning, team size, law.
  • Grammar: Basic future tense for discussing staffing plans.

Encouraging Diversity and Fairness:

  • Vocabulary: Diversity, respect, policy.
  • Grammar: Present continuous (like 'is happening') for ongoing efforts, basic modals (like 'must', 'should') for rules.

Helping Employees with Personal Issues:

  • Vocabulary: Support, counseling, balance.
  • Grammar: Infinitives (like 'to help', 'to provide') for explaining support services.

Keeping the Workplace Safe:

  • Vocabulary: Safety, health, rules.
  • Grammar: Simple commands for safety instructions, basic obligation phrases (like 'need to', 'have to') for safety rules.

This approach helps HR professionals learn the most important English words and grammar for their job, making it easier for them to communicate effectively at work.


AmeriLingua Lesson Plans for HR

To address the needs of HR professionals, business leaders, and job seekers AmeriLingua has prepared a set of lesson plans that will equip you with the necessary skills to get a new job or advance your career as an HR professional or a business leader. The wide range of HR lesson plans prepared by AmeriLingua experts includes the following:

These resources are meticulously developed to cater to both the experienced HR practitioner and the novice entering the field. For veteran HR professionals, these lessons offer an opportunity to polish your command of English within the context of HR, enabling you to articulate complex concepts, navigate sensitive discussions, and provide clear and effective communication in various HR scenarios. This could be instrumental in not just performing your daily tasks but also in playing a pivotal role in leadership and decision-making within your organization.