About the program

Learn business English and develop the communication skills you need to be competitive in global business. The ELS Business English course is designed for effective communication in real business situations – you will receive instruction in workplace skills, intercultural communication skills, and relevant business discussion topics – so you can be sure you are prepared for success. Business English is recommended for people ages 18 to 25.

Curriculum

Key Language Skills: Speaking, Listening, Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading, and Writing

Key Workplace Skills: Giving presentations, negotiating, participating in meetings, networking, writing emails, and more

Key Intercultural Communication Skills: Power and distance, nonverbal communication, directness, views of time, and more

Discussion Topics: Management styles, team building, job satisfaction, communications, business relationships, strategy, finance, marketing, training, project management, ethics, and more

Course Structure

The Business English course is made up of six unique modules, each four weeks long. You may register for any number of modules.

In each module, you will:

  • Give presentations
  • Listen to professional interviews
  • Read news articles
  • Discuss current issues and events
  • Write business correspondence
  • Attend field trips to learn how businesses function

Levels

INTERMEDIATE -Levels 106

  • Communicates facts and opinions
  • Discusses and argues in a culturally acceptable way
  • Understands most questions and statements at normal speaking speed
  • Carries on conversations with native speakers
  • Uses English to shop, order food in restaurants and ask for directions

Option on Completion

  • Enroll in the Complete Prep Program for the TOEFL iBT® or Business English Program (available at select Centers)

ADVANCED -Levels 107/108/109

  • Communicates effectively in most social situations
  • Understands a wide range of idioms
  • Maintains extended conversations with native speakers
  • Participates fully in most conversations

MASTERS -Levels 110/111/112

  • Speaks and understands English with ease
  • Conducts business competently in English
Program taught in:
English

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