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Building Business Relationships

Teacher: Nicole Picard (Toronto)

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1 student: CAD $40.00
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.

About the classes

(What you can learn from this teacher)

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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Hourly rates:

1 student:CAD $40.00*
2 students:CAD $30.00 per student*
3+ students:CAD $20.00 per student*
Trial class: minus 25% promotional discount*
* Plus CAD $5.00 administration fee per class (per student)

Class duration options:

Online: 60, 90, 120 minutes

In person: 60, 90, 120, 180 minutes

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An extra CAD $5.00 single-class fee applies (per student)

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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.

Courses by this teacher:

Learn English: Building Business Relationships

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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