Business English Program

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 the latest trends in business and helps students encounter American business culture, develop grammar skills to be successful in their career, and develop the communication skills needed to thrive in a professional context. 

Advance your career and improve your confidence whether you’re networking, giving a presentation, writing email correspondence, or completing a written report. Apply for our Business English classes today.

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Business English Session Calendars


2020 English Session Calendar

Session Start Date End Date
1 January 6 January 30
2 February 3 February 27
3 March 2 April 2
4 April 6 April 30
5 May 4 May 28
6 June 1 June 25
7 July 6 July 30
8 August 3 August 27
9 August 31 September 24
10 September 28 October 22
11 October 26 November 19
12 November 23 December 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 English Session Calendar

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

Class Times
Class Days Class Times
Tuesday 9 am – 3 pm
Wednesday 9 am – 3 pm
Thursday 9 am – 3 pm

Fees & Tuition

Class Days # of Hours / Week Application Fee International Students Application Fee Residents / Non-Residents Tuition for
F-1 Visa Holder
Tuition for Residents Books
Tuesday – Thursday
18 $150 $50 $750 (elective courses included) $400 $60

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, and the program is divided into four parts. The chart below shows the proficiency levels for both oral and written communication for each part. Students are administered the placement test to determine eligibility for the program. The following chart signifies student mastery of skills.

Points Level of Achievement Grade
90-100% Level I Meets Highest Achievement Standard A
80-89% Level II Acceptably Meets Achievement Standard B
70-79% Level III Marginally Meets Achievement Standard C
Under 70% Level IV Does Not Meet Achievement Standard F

Achievement Scale for Each Part of the Business English Program

Oral Communication Written Communication
Use networking techniques to develop business connections Produce writing in both formal and informal registers
Use language to clarify and confirm information Write an e-mail to summarize a decision
Use effective language to make decisions Write an effective report

Oral Communication Written Communication
Make an impact in oral presentation Write a press release to endorse a product
Resolve conflict in a business context Avoid conflict in emails
Problem-solve ethical dilemmas Write a press release to minimize damage

Oral Communication Written Communication
Use techniques to manage questions after a presentation Write an investment proposal
Use techniques for effective negotiating Write an email to summarize terms and conditions
Use creativity in brainstorming sessions Write a mission statement

Oral Communication Written Communication
Orally present in spontaneous situations Write an effective summary
Use techniques to pursue payment for goods or services Write a proposal of a growth strategy
Hold a teleconference Produce an effective written report

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