ELS offers a group study option that includes specialized courses in Business English. This program begins with each regular session and consists of three unique one-session modules of instruction, with four weeks of instruction per module. Students may register for one, two or all three modules.
Students will take 20 General English hours during each week and 10 specialized hours focused on Business English. Students in the Business English course will have the opportunity to explore a variety of business topics and case studies in depth and improve on the following skills: giving presentations; participating in meetings; negotiating agreements; explaining and defining argumentative positions; and using business vocabulary and idiomatic expressions in work-related conversation. Students also practice important writing skills such as reporting and summarizing.
All students must be in ELS level 106 or higher to enroll in this course.
Additional Business English Program Features:
•Business English instructors work with students to build their business skills through practice in a controlled setting using interactive instructional tools such as role-plays and simulations.
•Students progress through up to three program modules. In each module, students will research, prepare and give an oral presentation; lead and actively participate in simulated meetings; defend a position taken or argument presented; and read and discuss case studies, business news and other authentic business literature.
•Course discussions are based on up-to-the-minute business news in subject areas including globalization; outsourcing; the Internet; branding; and living and working internationally. Students learn and have the opportunity to use new vocabulary, terminology, phrases and technical jargon.
•Individual competencies and objectives are addressed through technology-supported learning in the ELS Language Technology Centers.