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

2020

2020 Business English Program Calendar

SessionStart DateEnd Date
1January 6January 30
2February 3February 27
3March 2April 2
4April 6April 30
5May 4May 28
6June 1June 25
7July 6July 30
8August 3August 27
9August 31September 24
10September 28October 22
11October 26November 19
12November 23December 17
Vacation Days

Spring Break – March 16-20
Summer Break – June 29 – July 3
Winter Break – Dec. 21-Jan. 1

Observed Holidays

Memorial Day – May 25
Independence Day – July 4

Labor Day – Sept. 7
Thanksgiving Day – Nov. 26

2021

2021 Business English Program Calendar

SessionStart DateEnd Date
1January 4January 28
2February 1February 25
3March 1April 1
4April 5April 29
5May 3May 27
6June 1June 24
7July 5July 29
8August 2August 26
9August 30September 26
10September 27October 21
11October 25November 18
12November 22December 16
Vacation Days

Spring Break – March 15-19
Summer Break – June 28 – July 2
Winter Break – Dec. 20-31

Observed Holidays

Memorial Day – May 31
Labor Day – Sept. 6
Thanksgiving Day – Nov. 25

Fees & Tuition

Class Days# of Hours / WeekApplication Fee International StudentsApplication Fee Residents / Non-ResidentsTuition for
F-1 Visa Holder
Tuition for ResidentsBooks
Tuesday – Thursday18$150$50$750 (includes
one elective course)
$400$60

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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