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Business and Professional English

CORONAVIRUS/ COVID-19 UPDATE

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in New York State, all Pace University classes will be online until August 17, 2020.

If you are interested in studying between May-August, please view our Online courses. All courses listed below will be offered in the Fall 2020 starting August 24, 2020.

Please message us at eli@pace.edu with any questions.


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Course Descriptions, Dates And Prices

6-week courses (18 hours total)

Skills for Success

The instructor will guide students through a hands-on experience in leadership, creating their own American-style résumé and cover letter, participating in mock job interviews, an introduction to negotiation skills, and creating an effective professional social media profile. The course will be open to intermediate level English speakers and above.

Dates: Fall I (August 29 - October 10, 2020. No class September 5 due to Labor Day long weekend)
Placement Test: None. Please note this course is suitable for Intermediate and Upper-Intermediate level students.
Hours/ week: 3 (1.5 hours in person every 2 or 3 weeks.  Other hours attending live class online to allow for social distancing)
Days: Saturdays
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Price: $175*

Register online for Fall I here

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.

Dates: Fall II (October 17 - November 21, 2020)
Placement Test: None. Please note this course is suitable for Intermediate and Upper-Intermediate level students.
Hours/ week: 3 (1.5 hours in person every 2 or 3 weeks.  Other hours attending live class online to allow for social distancing)
Days: Saturdays
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Price: $175*

Register online for Fall II here

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*Prices are subject to change without notice.  Schedule may change if external circumstances change.

**Registration for the above classes will be available shortly. Please submit our Class Interest Form and our Admissions team will contact you as soon as registration is available.


Features

  • 18 hour courses
  • Interactive class
  • Flexible study options
  • Mix of live in-person and online lessons OR can be taken fully online
  • Live classes are socially distanced
  • 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.

If you have already taken a class (Weekend, Evening, Saturday, or Weekday) with us before, you already have a university account. You MUST activate the account before registering for a new course. Please DO NOT create a new account. Please read the Online Registration Instruction including the Account Activation (PDF). Multiple accounts will make it difficult to verify classes you took for your credit hour requirement. If you took a course in the past, you may get the error message "Duplicate Course." If you get a "Duplicate Course" message, please call (914) 422-4042 or email the English Language Institute. Please indicate your first and last names clearly.

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.


Location

Westchester campus classes may be held at the Pace University Law School campus in White Plains, New York, or the Pace University Pleasantville campus in Pleasantville, New York. Students in need of transportation between the campuses may use the Pace University shuttle service to travel between White Plains and Pleasantville. The exact campus location will be posted on the website once available. The location will also be sent in pre-arrival information the Wednesday before classes begin.


Parking

Parking permits are required to park on-campus.  Registered students will receive a parking permit by email that is valid for the duration of their classes the week before classes begin.  Please be sure to print your parking permit and keep it visible on your dashboard while parking on-campus.  Please view the parking map (PDF) and park in the designated student areas to avoid a ticket. Do not park in any Staff or Faculty parking areas.


Attendance Policy

Please note we are a non-credit program. After finishing classes, au pair students will receive a certificate from Pace that confirms the number of hours they attended during the session. Minimum 85% attendance is required to receive a certificate for the full number of course hours. Any students who attend less than 85% will receive a certificate for the exact number of hours that they attended.


Payment and Tuition Cancellation Policy

Notification of your intent to cancel or withdraw from a course must be submitted by email to the ELI. Depending on the course, you may also be required to submit a "Registration Action Form" to the Office of Student Assistance. If the correct procedure is not followed, you will not receive a refund and you will receive an F for the course at the end of the term.

Please read our detailed tuition cancellation policy for further information on refund eligibility.


ID Policies

6-week Program Students who register by the registration deadline will receive a Pace University ID card at Orientation. Students who register after the registration deadline will be able to create a Pace University ID card at the ID Office. Instructions will be given by ELI Admissions.


Course Completion Policy

Students who have earned a final grade of 60% or higher are considered to have successfully completed a course. Students who successfully complete any course at the English Language Institute are eligible to receive certification for the hours attended. Please read the certificate policy below for certificate eligibility.


Certificate of Attendance Policy

Please note we are a non-credit program. After successfully completing a class (see above course completion policy), students will receive a certificate from Pace that confirms the number of hours they attended during the session. Minimum 85% attendance is required to receive a certificate for the full number of course hours. Any students who attend less than 85% will receive a certificate for the exact number of hours that they attended. Students who receive a final grade below 60% in any course are considered to have failed the course and are not be eligible for a certificate and will forfeit any hours attended. Certificate will be sent by email within 2 business days of course completion.


Withdrawal Policy

Students who stop attending a class in progress may officially withdraw by sending a message to the English Language Institute eli@pace.edu within 48 hours of the last attended class. Students in good academic standing (class average of 60% or higher) who officially withdraw may receive a certificate confirming actual hours attended. Students who are not in good academic standing at the time of withdrawal or who do not officially withdraw within 48 hours of the last attended class will forfeit any hours attended. An official withdrawal will result in a grade of “W” on University records and academic transcripts. Please see the tuition cancellation policy for refund eligibility.


For more information, please contact the English Language Institute.

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Phone: (212) 346-1562