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Etiquette Training

Manor Courses is working in partnership with an experienced Governess to deliver Etiquette training. 

This stimulating course helps students to develop their confidence in a variety of social settings. Through a variety of teaching techniques our students learn many of the key rules and techniques of etiquette including language, vocabulary, body language and social behaviour, to ensure greater confidence in their social interactions.

This course is for:

  • Enrolling students on the MC international summer school
  • Enrolling students in a British Boarding school
  • Individuals studying in the UK or planning to study in the UK

Course Details

  • Minimum 1 day training is offered but we recommend a course of 2 half days per week.
  • For groups of 10-12 students
  • Full day £65 per student
  • Half day £50 per student

Course summary

Correct etiquette makes social interactions run more smoothly, it includes language, vocabulary, body language and social behaviour. Our ‘Day of Etiquette’ is lead by Teacher and Theatre Practitioner Rachel Malone.

Rachel is a RADA trained theatre director, and she is also a Teacher and a Governess. She has worked for elite families around the globe, helping students to use the correct protocol in public events and social situations.

Through an entertaining variety of presentation, group discussion and role play, Rachel gives students the skills to appear courteous, confident and comfortable at all times.

What is etiquette and why is it necessary?

Learning and respecting different cultures and their traditions and history.

Posture/ Body Language/ Eye contact

  • How to walk, sit and stand.
  • What hand gestures are regarded as polite and rude.
  • Polite physical distances between people.
  • Meeting and greeting.
  • Time and punctuality, why it’s important and when is the best time to arrive.
  • Taboos: e.g. yawning, coughing, staring, kissing, nose picking, burping, passing wind, spitting, shouting.

Verbal Introductions

  • Greetings
  • Appropriate topics of conversation.
  • Polite questions: e.g. “Please may I have…”
  • How to behave in public places: e.g. queuing.

Vocal quality

  • Received Pronunciation
  • Tonal quality
  • Volume
  • Intonation

Conversation style and content

  • Subtlety: e.g. “I am quite pleased” (I am very happy)
  • Topics of conversation: e.g. education, jobs, arts and culture
  • Which ones to avoid and why: e.g. political preferences, religion, marital status.
  • British humour and style

Dress codes

  • School
  • Weekends in the country
  • Parties and functions

Gender differences

  • Differences of gender around the world
  • Chivalry and accepted codes of conduct

Dining Etiquette

  • Cutlery, which cutlery and for what.
  • Challenging foods: e.g. fish, birds, fruit, pips and stones
  • Taboos: e.g. body language at the dining table, elbows on the dinner table etc.

Tea

  • Order of tea making
  • Accompaniments: e.g. scones, cake, sandwiches.

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