Int 03 – Accepting and rejecting

The Language Professional - Prepare-Learn-Review-Followup


How do you respond to the question ‘Can you help me with something?’ in your life?

Consider this question while reading this article on ‘5 Questions to Ask Before Saying Yes‘.

  • v. ‘bail’ / ‘bail out’ – to say ‘no’ to something you have already promised to do.


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Follow up

In the lesson, we came across the term ‘assertiveness’.

Now, watch this employee responding to a request with different levels of assertiveness.

  • What is your understanding of the term ‘assertiveness’?
  • Is it helpful to be assertive or should we follow our managers’ and colleagues’ requests without question?