English for Professionals

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Course Name: English for Professionals

English for Professionals is an intermediate (B1-B2), student-centered English course that is for anyone wanting to communicate successfully in general business situations, including managers, salespeople, account managers, administrative assistants, and business leaders. You will be able to express yourself in spoken English with greater fluency, accuracy, and confidence in practical business situations and be able to handle yourself in English in a variety of business contexts. The course will be heavily conversation based with practical writing skills included, as well as some grammar, reading and listening exercises to help strengthen your overall English level.

In addition to teaching business-relevant language skills, you will also learn soft skills and appropriate professional behavior to work in the international job scene. Students can expect to come into class to a quick warm-up activity, review of last class’ material, and then learn the new material for the day with interactive, project-based activities. Textbooks and materials will be provided. A diagnostic test will be provided at the beginning and end of the course, so students can see their improvement over the 10 weeks. A certificate of completion will be provided at the end to those who complete the entire course.

Tentatively, the topics to be covered are:

  • Writing emails & reports 
  • Telephoning & Giving presentations
  • Negotiation skills & language 
  • Meeting etiquette & language
  • Socializing & small talk