Business Intensive English Program

The Business Intensive English Program is a 12-week course for upper-intermediate and advanced students who want to dramatically improve their English language skills for the business setting. The course is intensive, as it meets 6 hours a day for just 3 days a week. (That is 18 total hrs. per week.) Students take two 3-hour classes per day. Students begin class at 9 am, have a break from 12 pm to 1 pm, and then continue to study until 4 pm. The classwork will incorporate a variety of dynamic teaching styles – in addition to Integrated Skills study, students will carry out Case Studies, Role Plays, and Accent Training.

Weekly Schedule

  • Monday 9-12: Business Integrated Skills
  • Monday 1-4: Business Pronunciation and Role Play

  • Tuesday 9-12: Business Integrated Skills
  • Tuesday 1 - 4: Business Integrated Skills and Assessment

  • Wednesday 9 -12: Business Case Studies
  • Wednesday 1 - 4: Business Writing and Computer Lab

Our program is structured to provide students with integrated skills instruction (Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing used together), and skills in isolation (Business Writing, Accent Reduction, Case Studies, and Role Plays). Students will learn, practice, and use their skills in a variety of real-world contexts. This approach promises to give students both knowledge and confidence.

We recommend students enroll on Week 1 or Week 6. However, we do offer bi-weekly enrollment options for those who require flexible schedules.

Program Schedule

  • Weeks 1 – 3: Doing Business Internationally: Communication, International Marketing, Building Relationships
  • Weeks 4 – 6: Working in New Markets: Success, Job Satisfaction, Risk
  • Weeks 7 – 9: Managing International Teams: Management Styles, Team Building, Raising Finance
  • Weeks 10 -12: International Negotiations: Customer Service, Crisis Management, Mergers and Acquisitions

Students will receive a brief assessment every week. At the end of every three-week topic group there will be a summative assessment. This assessment plan helps students and teachers know exactly what they have accomplished and what they have to focus on moving forward.

For more information on prices and start dates for our Business Intensive English Program please contact us.