Mostly, I like the vocabulary. We have a lot of new words, business words we can use in the business world. We can learn about cover letters, Cvs, cold calling and elevator pitches. It gives us a good prospect of the business culture in North America.
Business Communication Plays an important part in this course. Each student will compile a body of written work in a portfolio. Each student is also assigned to research a country of his/her choice in a comprehensive project on business in a global setting, with emphasis on business and communication without borders. The students will also give oral presentations based on their written reports.
At the beginning of every lesson, newspapers are reviewed for vocabulary, global news to gain awareness of our world, and any new technological development. Phrasal verbs and idioms for the workplace and everyday life will be reviewed so students become conversant with Canadian and North American business and culture.
Practical Business English is a practical part of the course that offers students an opportunity to explore modern business concepts in a North American English-Speaking context. In addition to the wealth of vocabulary taught pertinent to business culture, students will be working in a skill-enhancing environment.
Students will gain confidence and acquire the experience and knowledge in the following skills: how to make effective telephone calls; the process of negotiation to become a better negotiator; how to prepare for job interviews and how to organize and deliver powerful presentations. Students will finish the course thinking more worldly, more business conscious, and equipped with English skills applicable to the business at large.
SGIC Admission Test 78%, or Completed Upper Intermediate English level 6 at SGIC, or TOEIC 625, or TOEFL iBT 55 and up, or IELTS 5.5 + (Oral Test Required)
2 Semesters (Semester takes 100hrs)
Average 12-14 Students (High Season 16 Students)
Please see school Calendar
Week 1: - Communication; Skill: Dealing with Communication Breakdown - International Marketing; Skill: Brainstorming - Communicating in Person: Professionalism, Etiquette, Teamwork and Meetings 1
Week 2: - Success; Skill: Negotiating - Management Styles; Skill: Presentations - Communicating in Person: Professionalism, Etiquette, Teamwork and Meetings 2
Week 3: - Job Satisfaction; Skill: Cold-Calling - Team Building; Skill: Resolving Conflict - Business Presentations
Week 4: - Customer Service; Skill: Active Listening - Mergers and Acquisitions; Skill: Making a presentation
Week 5: - Career Success begins with Communication Skills - Building Relationships; Skill: Networking Week
Week 6: - Emails, Instant Messages and Memos - Letters - Risk; Skill: Reaching Agreement Week
Week 7: - The Job Search, Resumes and Cover Letters - Raising Finance; Skill: Negotiating Week
Week 8: - Interviews and Follow-Up - Crisis Management; Skill: Asking and Answering difficult questions