Business English

For applicants within the U.S. only.

Thrive in an American Company with Business English

The Business English Program is a three-month language learning course designed for students with advanced proficiency who desire to become more fluent and confident and help increase their career prospects. The course reflects latest trends in business and helps students encounter American business culture, develop grammar skills to be successful in the American business environment, and develop the communication skills needed to thrive in an American professional workplace.

Advance your career and improve your confidence in a business environment. This course will benefit you in many ways from writing professional email communication to making presentations!

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Business English Program Calendars


2019 Business English Program Calendar

SessionStart DateEnd Date
1January 7January 31
2February 4February 28
3March 4April 4
4April 8May 2
5May 6May 30
6June 3June 27
7July 8August 1
8August 5August 29
9September 3September 26
10September 30October 24
11October 28November 21
12November 25December 19
Vacation Days

Spring Break – March 11-15
Summer Break – July 1-4
Winter Break – Dec. 22-Jan. 2

Observed Holidays

Memorial Day – May 27
Labor Day – Sept. 2
Thanksgiving Day – Nov. 28

Class Times
Class DaysClass Times
Tuesday9 am – 3 pm
Wednesday9 am – 3 pm
Thursday9 am – 3 pm

Fees & Tuition

Class DaysClass Times# of Hours / WeekApplication Fee International StudentsApplication Fee Residents / Non-ResidentsTuition for
F-1 Visa Holder
Tuition for ResidentsBooks
Tuesday – Thursday9am-3pm18$150$50$750 (includes
one elective course)

Business English Program Level Details

Excel English Institute offers a Business English Program for students who demonstrate advanced level proficiency on the program placement test. The goal of the program is to improve the students’ ability to use oral and written communication effectively in a variety of business contexts. The program is divided into four parts. The chart below shows the proficiency for both oral and written communication for each part. Students are administered the placement test to determine eligibility into the program. The following chart signifies student mastery of skills.

PointsLevel of AchievementGrade
90-100%Level I Meets Highest Achievement StandardA
80-89%Level II Acceptably Meets Achievement StandardB
70-79%Level III Marginally Meets Achievement StandardC
Under 70%Level IV Does Not Meet Achievement StandardF

Achievement Scale for Each Part of the Business English Program

Oral CommunicationWritten Communication
Use networking techniques to develop business connectionsProduce writing in both formal and informal registers
Use language to clarify and confirm informationWrite an e-mail to summarize a decision
Use effective language to make decisionsWrite an effective report

Oral CommunicationWritten Communication
Make an impact in oral presentationWrite a press release to endorse a product
Resolve conflict in a business contextAvoid conflict in emails
Problem-solve ethical dilemmasWrite a press release to minimize damage

Oral CommunicationWritten Communication
Use techniques to manage questions after a presentationWrite an investment proposal
Use techniques for effective negotiatingWrite an email to summarize terms and conditions
Use creativity in brainstorming sessionsWrite a mission statement

Oral CommunicationWritten Communication
Orally present in spontaneous situationsWrite an effective summary
Use techniques to pursue payment for goods or servicesWrite a proposal of a growth strategy
Hold a teleconferenceProduce an effective written report

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