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Building Business Relationships

Teacher: Nicole Picard (Toronto)

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2 students: CAD $30.00
3+ students: CAD $20.00
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Building Business Relationships

Course description:

Relationship are important to the business world. They are what builds a strong company. Here are some examples of courses: networking, phone communication, internal and external communication, social conversation with clients and colleagues, expressions, understanding international speakers.

Teaching approach:

My course is adapted to the students needs. I offer a course outline and then ask for suggestions from the students to incorporate their experience and business type. I work with current and updated materials, articles and podcasts as well as in depth discussions.

Places where you can take this course:

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Library: Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge St. Toronto, ON M4W 2G8
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University: Robarts Library
130 St.George St. Toronto, ON M5S 1A5
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Coffee shop: B Espresso
273 Bloor S Toronto, ON M5S 1W2
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1 student:CAD $40.00*
2 students:CAD $30.00 per student*
3+ students:CAD $20.00 per student*
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* Plus CAD $5.00 administration fee per class (per student)
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In person: 60, 90, 120, 180 minutes

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Nicole Picard

City / Country of origin: Canada

Mother language: English

Spoken languages: English, French


My name is Nicole and I originally come from Montreal,Quebec.

Which means I am bilingual in French and English,my primary language is English. I have been travelling between Montreal and Toronto for work for many years and recently I decided to move to Toronto to explore its possibilities.

My original profession is a Fashion Designer, I decided to transform my career into teaching when I was hired by Lasalle College in Montreal. This is when I realized I found a career I was truly passionate about. I am able to do 2 of my favourite things learning and helping people learn.

When I am not teaching, I am usually doing sewing projects, discovering the city by bike, reading biographies and when I have time working with new entrepreneurs.


Fashion Design and Marketing, Lasalle College, 1999.


Business Mentor,Futurepreneur:2010-2015,New Business Entrepreneurs

Business and Career Mentor,TRIEC and Woodgreen Community Services:2015-2016, Toronto/ Business Professionals

Corporate language trainer, Language Advantage Inc.: 2013-2015, Toronto/Business Professionals.

Corporate Language Trainer, ELAM and Ecole le Cite: 2011-2013, Montreal/Business Professionals and Government Employees.

ESL Language Trainer, College Platon: 2009-2012, Montreal, Adults Age 17-45.

ESL Language and Fashion Marketing Professor, Lasalle College: 2007-2009, Montreal, Young Adults Age 18-25.

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Proficiency level

Your English proficiency level will be evaluated by the teacher according to this framework:

A1 - Beginner:

  • Understands familiar English expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of concrete needs.
  • Can introduce him/herself and answer questions about personal details such as the place of residence and belongings.
  • Can hold a simple conversation in English if the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

A2 - Elementary:

  • Understands frequently used expressions related to areas of immediate relevance like personal and family information.
  • Can communicate in routine situations requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar matters.
  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and immediate needs.

B1 - Intermediate:

  • Understands the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in everyday situations.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where English is spoken.
  • Can produce simple, connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Can describe events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give explanations for opinions and plans.

B2 - Independent:

  • Understands the main ideas of complex English text on both concrete and abstract topics.
  • Interaction with native English speakers can happen with fluency and spontaineity and without strain for either party.
  • Can produce clear text on a wide variety of subjects and expose a point of view given the various options.

C1 - Advanced:

  • Understands a wide range of demanding, longer English texts, and recognizes implicit meaning.
  • Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • Can use English flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
  • Can produce detailed, well-structured text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns and connectors.

C2 - Proficient:

  • Easily understands virtually everything heard or read in English.
  • Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources and reconstruct arguments in a coherent presentation.
  • Expresses him/herself spontaneously, fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in complex situations.

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