Business English (Selected Topics)

Students have to take the Initial Assessment and Placement Test before course enrollment.

A trained bilingual native speaker will conduct a quick administrative assessment of your English proficiency to effectively determine which course and level would best meet your learning needs followed by a more professional initial assessment of your listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills administered by an experienced multilingual on-line educator. After determining your English proficiency and personal study preferences, a custom study plan will be created to reach your desired English proficiency level in a timely manner.

In this course, students learn about and discuss business concepts in order to develop their English listening and speaking abilities, focusing on various types of business correspondence, with emphasis on current, specialized vocabulary pertinent to trade and business. You will collaborate to examine various business situations, based on off and on-line readings. Topics covered include business handshaking, business correspondence with particular dedication to memorandums, resumes, and curriculum vitae in addition to business presentations, interviewing techniques, and business negotiations. Cross-cultural and nonverbal communication will be highlighted when necessary. Students make verbal presentations (proposals, press briefings, and negotiation) or create written documents (memoranda, and short reports). Communicating in an appropriate style for international business during real-world business applications in a global marketplace will be utilized throughout course duration. Put simply, this course is all about career advancement training on multiple levels.

Both live instruction in a virtual classroom and supplementary interactive language lessons will raise your confidence while conversing in the target language as a native-speaking teacher assists you in building your fluency level in English. Thematic lessons geared towards specific contexts and situations will ensure that you are able to not only survive in a full immersion environment but also thrive as your English proficiency dramatically improves. This course stresses communication between both students and teacher in the target language as the medium of communication. English improvement is 100% guaranteed.

NOTE: Upon course completion, students are highly encouraged to further pursue their studies in English. Both verbal and written feedback about course performance will be provided to the student and kept on record for future evaluation. Letters of recommendation for outside institutions are also provided upon request.