Business English

Business English

Business English courses provide language instruction and training in business communication, including business correspondence, negotiations, formal presentations, informal networking, business vocabulary, report and proposal writing, vocabulary for professional purposes, and reading for professional purposes.

Language skills addressed include: listening, fluency development, oral intelligibility, reading, grammar, writing, and vocabulary development.

Business English Courses

Business English courses are part of the Business English track of study in the Intensive English Program (IEP).

Oral Business Communications

Listening/Speaking, Level IV

This course develops communication skills in a business context. The course is intended for high intermediate level students interested in using English in business. Learner outcomes include improved listening, speaking, and pronunciation skills, as well as vocabulary development for basic business situations and an understanding of American business culture. Students develop language skills for business management and marketing through role-playing, group, discussions, negotiations, oral interviews, and oral presentations. Materials include an ESL pronunciation text and a business ESL text.

 

Advanced Oral Business English

Listening/Speaking, Level V

This course develops advanced communication skills in a business context. The course is intended for low advanced and advanced level students interested in using English for business. Learner outcomes include improved listening, speaking, and pronunciation skills, as well as business vocabulary development and understanding of American business culture. Language skills are practiced within a context of problem solving techniques through role playing, group discussions, interviews and presentations, special group projects, and introductory case study activities. Materials include an ESL pronunciation text and authentic business and business case study materials.

 

Written Business Communications

Reading/Writing, Level IV

This course develops reading, writing, and vocabulary skills in the business context. The course is intended for high intermediate level students with an interest in using their language skills in business. Learner outcomes include improved reading comprehension, writing, and grammar skills; business vocabulary development; and an understanding of current American business culture. Writing activities include business letters, memos, email, résumés, business article summaries, and development of a written business portfolio. Materials include an ESL grammar text and business readings in areas of management/leadership, human resources, business organizations, and entrepreneurship.

 

Advanced Written Business English

Reading/Writing, Level V

This course develops reading, writing, and vocabulary skills in the business context. The course is intended for low advanced and advanced level students with an interest in using their language skills in business. Learner outcomes include improved reading comprehension, writing, and grammar skills; business vocabulary development; and understanding of current American business culture. Writing activities focus on formal business writing such as trip, progress and status reports; business proposals; case studies; and technical reports. Materials include an ESL grammar text, as well as authentic business readings and case studies.

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