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Business and Professional English

Course Descriptions, Dates And Prices

The minimum English proficiency to be successful in the below courses is CEFR B2, TOEFL score of 62, or IELTS score of 6.

Business and Professional English I: Skills for Success

This course will help you understand American business and professional culture. The course will give you a practical framework for success in professional and business settings such as using positive body language, engaging in meetings and negotiations, writing cover letters and resumes, interacting in professional and business settings, and creating an effective social media profile. As a result, you will learn the skills you need to begin navigating the professional and American business environment.

In this course, you will:

  • Read and critically assess business-oriented texts
  • Think critically in a variety of business and professional-related situations and scenarios
  • Develop business and professional vocabulary and language strategy skills
  • Produce an American-style cover letter and resume
  • Create an effective professional social media profile
  • Produce and present information effectively in professional-style communications
  • Effectively ask and respond to interview or work-related questions

Earn 18 hours for 6-week course

Dates: TBD
Placement Test: None. Please note this course is suitable for Intermediate and Upper-Intermediate level students.
Hours/ week: 3 hours total: 1.5 hours online with instructor + 1.5 self-paced study
Days: Saturdays
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Location: Online
Price: $175*

Submit our Class Interest Form to be notified when registration is available!

*Schedule and prices are subject to change without notice.

Business and Professional English II: Negotiation Skills

All communication above the friendship level is considered professional. This course will help you strengthen your negotiation skills for purposes that range from buying a new car to selling your startup company. You will learn the basics of business development and create your own fictitious company. This interactive course will provide you with the tips to improve your negotiation and basic business skills and the forum to practice them.

In this course, you will:

  • Think critically in a variety of professional and business-related negotiation situations
  • Develop business and negotiation-specific vocabulary and language strategy skills
  • Produce and present information effectively in professional-style communications
  • Produce possible solutions to professional and business-related problems
  • Convey basic facts and answer questions about a negotiating position
  • Communicate agreement or disagreement in group discussions and meetings
  • Explain and justify a specific point or position in negotiation
  • Utilize positive and effective body language

Earn 18 hours for 6-week course

Dates: TBD
Placement Test: None. Please note this course is suitable for Intermediate and Upper-Intermediate level students.
Hours/ week: 3 hours total: 1.5 hours online with instructor + 1.5 self-paced study
Days: Saturdays
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Location: Online
Price: $175*

Submit our Class Interest Form to be notified when registration is available!

*Schedule and prices are subject to change without notice.

Features

  • 18 hour courses
  • Interactive class
  • Mix of 'live' online lessons and self-paced study
  • Professional faculty
  • Certificate available by request
  • No registration or test fee
  • Full use of University facilities
  • Au pair students earning hours towards their education requirement may register for an additional research assignment

Registration

All registration and payment for courses is done online.

Enrollment is limited and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first serve basis. No registration will be accepted until payment has been received. This requirement applies to all participants.

Policies

Please review all important policies related to au pair courses, including:

  • Attendance
  • I.D.
  • Course Completion
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Payment and Tuition Cancellation
  • Withdrawal

Note that proof of COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption is required for all students at the New York City and Westchester campuses. This requirement is only to access the university’s physical campuses; online only students are not subject to this requirement.

View upload instructions and other important information, including how to request an extension or exemption.

Pre-Arrival Information

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  • Campus location
  • Parking

For more information, please contact the English Language Institute.

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