Business Conversation (Intermediate): Discussing the terms of a project with a freelancer

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. eager 熱心な
  The CEO sounded very eager to meet the clients.
2. product 製品
  The new product jumped into popularity.
3. graphic designer グラフィックデザイナー
  A graphic designer creates letterheads and stationery.
4. payment 支払い
  I withheld payment until they had fulfilled the contract.
5. deal 取引、取り決め、契約
  The deal was profitable to all of us.
PART A_3
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART A_4
1. Are you eager to help other colleagues?
2. Could you tell me about your company’s products?
3. Do you know someone who works as a graphic designer?
4. What is the payment scheme of a graphic designer in your country?
5. In your own opinion, how do you quickly finalize a deal with a client?
PART B_1
Let’s read the dialogue. I will play Ron, and you will play Emma. Then, we’ll switch roles.
PART B_2

Hello, Emma. I’m delighted you were able to join us today.
Yes, Ron. I’m always eager to collaborate with you. So, how can I help?

This year, we’re introducing a new product. As a result, we need a graphic designer to work on our new advertising materials. Could you help us with that?
Sure. But I’d like to learn more about the payment scheme.

We propose that you be paid on an hourly basis. What does $200 per hour sound like to you?
That sounds excellent, but I’m worried it won’t be enough. I could usually complete the outputs in two to three hours. I’m afraid that an hourly fee is too low.

I see. Let’s see how we can work this out. Do you have any recommendations for me?
What are your thoughts on a project-specific fixed rate? I’d charge $2,500 for the project, which would include consults.

Hmm. I think we could go along with that.
Then it’s a done deal.

Certainly!
PART C_1
Let’s read the dialogue. Read aloud, and fill in the blanks as you remember the sentence you just read.
PART C_2

Hello, Emma. I’m delighted you were able to join us today.
Yes, Ron. I’m always eager to collaborate with you. So, how can I help?

This year, we’re introducing a new product. As a result, we need a graphic designer to __________ our new advertising materials. Could you help us with that?
Sure. But I’d like to learn more about the payment scheme.

We propose that you be paid on an hourly basis. What does $200 per hour sound like to you?
That sounds excellent, but I’m worried it won’t be enough. I could usually complete the outputs in two to three hours. I’m afraid that an hourly fee is too low.

I see. Let’s see how we can __________. Do you have any recommendations for me?
What are your thoughts on a project-specific fixed rate? I’d charge $2,500 for the project, which would include consults.

Hmm. I think we could __________ with that.
Then it’s a done deal.

Certainly!
PART D_1
Let’s read the new dialogue. Read aloud, and fill in the blanks with the vocabulary and expressions you learned.
PART D_2

Hello, Emma. I’m glad you were able to make it today.
Ron, you are correct. I’m always excited to work with you. So, how can I assist you?

We’re launching a new product this year. As a result, we need a videographer to __________ our new advertising materials. Could you assist us with this?
Sure. However, I’d like to know more about the payment plan.

We recommend that you be compensated every day. Do you think $500 per day is a good deal?
That sounds fantastic, but I’m concerned it won’t be sufficient. In most cases, I could finish the outputs in two to three days. Your fee proposal is far too low.

I see. Let’s see how we __________. Are there any suggestions you have for me?
How do you feel about a project-specific set rate? The project would cost $4,000, which would include consultations.

Hmm. I think we could __________ with that.
Then it’s a done deal.

PART E_1
Let’s do a roleplay. Talk with me according to the situation below, using the expressions you just learned.
PART E_2
You are having a meeting with a freelancer to talk about a project. Use the expressions you learned today. Your tutor will pretend to be the freelancer.
PART E_3
REVIEW AND FEEDBACK
Now, let us review the things that you learned in this lesson.
(Please give a short feedback on how your student did on your class.)
Grammar
文法
Pronunciation 発音 Vocabulary
単語
Comprehension
理解
GOOD 文法の誤りはほとんどなく、完全な文章で話すことができる ほとんどの単語をはっきりと正しく発音することができる 習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を理解し、質問に正しく答えることができる

FAIR
文法の誤りはあるが、完全な文章で話すことができる 発音の練習が必要な言葉がいくつかある たまにミスはあるが、習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を完全に理解するのは難しく、質問に正しく答えられないときもある

POOR
文章で話すのは難しく、単語だけで話すことができる 発音の練習が必要である 習った単語と表現を少しだけ使うことができる 文章を理解するのは難しく、質問に答えるのは難しい
TUTOR FEEDBACK

GRAMMAR
Good: Was able to speak in complete sentences with minimal grammatical errors.
Fair: Was able to speak in complete sentences with evident grammatical errors.
Poor: Was able to speak using words only.
PRONUNCIATION
Good: Was able to pronounce most of the words clearly and correctly.
Fair: Mispronounced a few words.
Poor: Mispronounced most of the words.
VOCABULARY
Good: Used appropriate expressions learned in class.
Fair: Used appropriate expressions learned in class and made a few errors in word choice.
Poor: Used only a few words and expressions.
COMPREHENSION
Good: Was able to understand the passages and answer the questions correctly.
Fair: Had a little difficulty in understanding passages and answering questions.
Poor: Had a hard time understanding passages and answering questions.