• BUSINESS ENGLISH

    This program is designed to provide the non-native student with the necessary language skills and basic information needed to succeed in becoming a self-supporting member of the global society. The General English program teaches English for everyday living and to function successfully in personal, professional and academic environments.

    There are three courses under the Business English heading, each is 8 to 10 weeks long, meeting for 18 clock hours per week (180 hours).

    These courses are designed to help students gain the language skills and cultural understanding they need to become familiar with the English of American and International Business

    Students will learn the English needed for everyday business situations, becoming familiar with common forms of speech and the communication practices standard in major facets of business.

    Each course meets for a total of 18 to 22.5 hours per week.


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ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


Prerequisites: Advanced GE30 passing grade or satisfactory score on the placement test.

Check the academic calendar to see when these courses will be available.

This course is designed to equip students with knowledge, skills and strategies necessary for successful communication both in verbal and written forms in various business situations.

Students will gain strategies for using English effectively in a variety of business contexts including presentations, meetings, negotiations, and telephoning.

The course will help students acquire confidence for everyday business situations and build business cultural awareness by engaging students in dynamic real-life activities, such as role-plays, simulations and in-class presentations.

The course covers a wide range of business-specific vocabulary, the use of jargon, and useful grammatical constructs to help students sound more fluent and natural.

Students will learn the standards for producing clear and effective business correspondence, such as, memos, reports, minutes, summaries, and more.

This course focuses on reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in a business context, specifically, the context of management.

Controlled activities offer practice in grammar, vocabulary and the mechanisms of everyday business writing while speaking and reading tasks focus on the language of business management.

Reading assignments cover such topics as mistakes in dealing with workers/customers/managers, tools and techniques for managing, and more.

This course focuses on reading, writing, vocabulary, and speaking skills in a business context, specifically, the context of marketing.

Reading assignments cover such topics as multicultural marketing, cross-cultural sales, designing an advertising campaign, market research of a new product, product development, and more.

Controlled activities offer practice in grammar, vocabulary, and the mechanisms of everyday business writing while speaking tasks focus on the language of business meetings – voicing opinions, arguments, and persuading. Writing tasks focus on writing proposals and business letters.