Business Conversation (Intermediate): New company policy

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. dress code ドレスコード
  Our company allows a lenient dress code on Fridays.
2. mandate 命じる、委任する
  The national government mandates the law of increasing the minimum wage of workers.
3. strict 厳しい
  My sister’s company is very strict when it comes to data privacy.
4. analysis 分析
  The case should undergo a thorough analysis first before we come up with a decision.
5. take effect 発効する、効力を生じる
  To fight the virus as soon as possible, the new company health protocols will take effect next week.
PART A_3
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART A_4
1. Do you have a specific dress code at your company?
2. What policy has your company recently mandated?
3. Is your manager/team leader strict with your task progress?
4. What is your analysis of the disadvantages/hindrances of working from home?
5. When your company mandates a new policy, does it take effect immediately?
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

Good morning, Ms. Andrews.
Good morning, Ron, and to everyone here in the office.

Are you going to announce something important, Ms. Andrews?
Yes. This is to inform everyone about a new company policy that mandates a dress code for all employees, including executives.

I see. So, the company will be stricter when it comes to dress code?
Certainly. We’ve come up with a careful analysis as a result of the management’s decision. The proper dress code will be sent to everyone via email.

Noted, Ms. Andrews.
Also, this will take effect on July 1 already, so please be guided accordingly. If you have questions or other concerns, please don’t hesitate to approach me.

Thank you, Ms. Andrews.
Thank you for your cooperation, everyone.

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

Good morning, Ms. Andrews.
Good morning, Ron, and to everyone here in the office.

Are you going to announce something important, Ms. Andrews?
Yes. This is to _______________________ a new company policy that mandates a dress code for all employees, including executives.

I see. So, the company will be stricter when it comes to dress code?
Certainly. We’ve come up with a careful analysis as a result of the _____________________. The proper dress code will be sent to everyone via email.

Noted, Ms. Andrews.
Also, this ____________________ on July 1 already, so please be guided accordingly. If you have questions or other concerns, please don’t hesitate to approach me.

Thank you, Ms. Andrews.
Thank you for your cooperation, as always.

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

Good afternoon, Ms. Logan.
Good afternoon, everyone.

Do you have something important to announce?
Yes. This is to inform everyone about a new _____________________________ a dress code for all employees.

So, we will be stricter when it comes to dress code?
Certainly. We’ve come up with a __________________ as a result of the management’s decision. The proper dress code will be sent to everyone via email.

Noted, Ms. Logan.
By the way, this ____________________ on August 1 already, so please be guided accordingly. If you have questions or other concerns, please don’t hesitate to approach me.

Thank you, Ms. Logan.
Thank you for your cooperation, as always.

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 a human resources officer for a company. You need to inform your colleagues about a new company policy that prohibits using company equipment for personal purposes. Your tutor will play the role of one of your colleagues.
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.