Communicating in Business English

Communicating in Business English classes are designed to emphasize speaking and listening skills to help students easily assimilate into a professional English-speaking work environment. Focusing on a new topic each week, students will practice English skills through a variety of tasks and simulations often found in work environments such as, participating in business meetings, giving presentations, conducting interviews, promoting the company at networking events and undergoing internships. High intermediate to advanced English fluency is required.

Key Benefits

  • Small class sizes
  • Challenging program designed around the unique needs of working professionals
  • Gives students easy-to-use strategies they can implement immediately in their work environment
  • Emphasis on speaking and listening comprehension in business environment
  • Great location and facilities; classes take place in downtown D.C. and are close to McPherson Square and Farragut North Metro stations
Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
5 hours* per week, in 8-week sessions

*Each instructional hour is 50 minutes in length

2017 Program Dates
October 31, 2016-December 21, 2016 March 8-May 1 July 3-August 23
January 4-March 6 May 3-June 28 August 28-October 25
October 30-December 20

Tuition & Fees
Tuition, per 8-week session $375
Registration fee ** $50
Materials fee $50

** In the event an applicant does not meet the proficiency requirement for a given course, the student has the option to have the registration fee refunded or applied toward another course. ICLS reserves the right to cancel a class due to lack of enrollment. In the case of lack of enrollment, the registration fee will be refunded. ICLS students, currently enrolled in any other ICLS program, are exempt from paying a registration fee.

*Weekly topic schedule depends upon class composition and student selection.

Weekly topics for  Business English

(Weekly topic schedule depends upon class composition and student selection.)

Week 1: Introductions, Getting Acquainted, and American Social Practices
Week 2: Business Telephone and Electronic Mail Procedures and Etiquette
Weeks 3-5: Presentations (including but not limited to: presentation techniques, body language, holding the audience’s attention, handling questions and facilitating discussions)
Weeks 6-7: Chairing and Participating in Effective Meetings
Week 8: Negotiations, Bargaining, and Making Concessions

If you’re interested in the Business English program, apply today!

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