English for Business
The English for Business course is for students needing to develop the language skills to communicate in a wide range of Business situations. Offered at three levels, students will particiapte in projects related to the retail and business community and develop the confidence to use their English in a real business environment. Interviews, meetings, presentations and negotiation skills are all covered through out the program.
The Upper Intermediate level (EB1) provides students with an introduction to business topics and concepts. Students start to deveop their skills in writing a CV and application letters as well as focusing on basis business writing formats. English for Business 2 (EB2) further develops the skills of EB1, also including company and franchise visits, fundraising activities and job interview practise and presentation skills. EB3 looks at slightly different business related topis with three major projects about the stockmarket, a scope project and an individual project.
The English for Business course includes:
Give, justify and discuss opinions on different business topics in class. Develop confidence, fluency and accuracy. You will give presentations in weeks five and eight/nine.
Follow and understand information from discussions, presentations, news reports, company visits and business excursions. Develop note-taking skills. Identify the attitude of speakers regarding a variety of business concepts.
Read a variety of types of business texts. Develop prediction, skimming and scanning skills. Be able to understand meaning from context and to take notes on important information.
Learn to write business letters, emails, memos and reports. Develop self-correction and editing strategies. Write with greater accuracy, and more sophisticated sentences and vocabulary. Also learn to improve your CV and written job applications.
An Upper Intermediate to Advanced level of English is required
Hours: 25 hours per week which includes 5 hours supervised in the Independent Learning Centre (ILC)
Class size: 12-18 students
- Five reasons to study English for Business
- 1Students conduct practical projects in the community every 5 weeks.
- 2Learn about and experience the business culture in Australia.
- 3Expand your everyday business vocabulary.
- 4Topics include retailing, business communication, e-commerce and marketing, Australian work culture.
- 5Role plays involving negotiations, meetings and interviews.