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Philip Boyer
France
ELC is the best experience I have ever known in my life. The staff is fantastic and devoted to each student. I have met students from everywhere in the world and due to the activities it creates a strong relationship between us. It`s like a second family.
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Business English Courses

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Overview

Whether you are the CEO, a manager, or other business professional looking to advance your career, you can choose to take a Business English course at ELC. Our Business English courses have been designed for all business professionals seeking a specialized English education with professional and experienced teachers. We offer a full range of Business English courses at our Boston center. Individual Business English courses are also available in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara.

BENEFITS OF BUSINESS ENGLISH AT ELC

  • Pre-course Needs Assessment
    An extensive pre-course needs assessment is sent with each course confirmation to ensure that we are meeting each student's specific needs and goals.
  • Personal Attention
    The School Director and the Director of Courses meet with each Business English student upon arrival at the school and then arrange regular meetings with the student during their program to make sure that all aspects of their program are meeting their expectations.
  • Contemporary, Comprehensive Curriculum
    ELC's Business English curriculum was recently updated to provide students with the most up-to-date resources, including new textbooks, and new supplemental materials that reflect the ever-evolving global workplace.
  • Small Class Size
    Our maximum class size for Group 5 courses is five students, which allows instructors to focus on each individual student and provide personalized instruction and feedback.
  • Qualified Instructors
    All Business English instructors have a university degree and specialized training in Teaching English as a Second Language. In addition, they all have experience in business and/or an MBA.
  • Presentation Practice
    Students improve their presentation and speaking skills by presenting a topic to their class and the administrative staff at the end of their course. Students also receive a Business English certificate upon completion of their presentation.
  • Flexibility and Variety
    We offer a number of different business English courses (part-time, full-time, group instruction, and individual instruction), to ensure that we have a course that meets your time constraints and English needs.
  • Business English Student Calendar
    ELC publishes a special activities calendar for Business English students, which gives students the opportunity to apply the English skills that they are learning in the classroom to an informal setting outside the classroom.
  • Ideal Location
    ELC Boston is located in downtown (Beacon Hill), the center of commerce and government in Boston.
  • Business English Lounge
    Access to a private Business English student lounge, where students can meet their classmates, peruse business journals, check email with free wifi, chat with their instructor, or review new material before class.
  • Daily Comforts
    Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, and snacks daily as well as daily subscriptions to the leading business journals and newspapers.
  • Lunch with Teachers and Staff
    Catered lunch with teachers and staff at the end of the course.
  • CHOOSE YOUR BUSINESS ENGLISH COURSE

Business English Teaching Methods

Our Business English courses have been designed for all students seeking a specialized English education with our professional and experienced teachers. All ELC instructors are native speakers of American English. All have a university degree and specialized training in Teaching English as a Second Language. In addition, all business English instructors have experience in business and/or an MBA.

Our business English curriculum has been specially developed for use in our business English courses. The Business English Course curriculum includes course topics such as Intercultural Concepts, Business English Vocabulary, Special Area Vocabulary, Words and Phrases for Business Letters, and Activities for Business Email. In addition to strengthening your English language skills, our lessons help you achieve English language competency in the following areas:

  • Management
  • Human resources
  • Negotiation
  • Strategic planning
  • Project management
  • Resume writing
  • Interviews
  • Written communication
  • Verbal communication

Sample Topics for Group 5 Business English Courses

Intercultural Understanding
  • Learn to recognize and deal with cultural differences useful for business travel and review case studies and take part in simulations based on cultural expectations
Contextual General Business English
  • Focus on the importance of entrepreneurism using mock interviews, vocabulary, and business grammar.
E-Business
  • Discuss the importance of technology in improving business email communication
Presentation Practice
  • Learn how to effectively introduce your company in a presentation
Brand Management
  • Learn how to leverage your brand with techniques including writing a successful sales letter, charting product development, and using common business metaphors.
Corporate Entertaining
  • Become more adept at corporate entertaining by using scenarios and fluency exercises
Telephone Skills
  • Improve telephone skills by taking part in practice business calls and focusing on accent reduction.
CV Writing
  • Learn about the differences between CVs and resumes and practice writing a CV in English
Public Relations
  • Study the power of media, social networking, and mission statements using role-plays and problem solving strategies.

English for Business - Partial List of Clients

  • Air France
  • Air Liquide
  • Akomag Consulting
  • Banco Bradesco SA
  • Banco central de Colombia
  • Banco Multiplic SA
  • BASF Ludwigshafen
  • Brahma
  • Cambio 16
  • Centinela Hospital
  • Citibank
  • Coca Cola
  • Corpoven
  • Credit Suisse
  • Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile
  • Fianco
  • French Ministry of Commerce
  • Grupo Telares Maracay
  • GTE
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Hilton Hotels
  • Hitachi Group
  • Honda
  • Howland SA
  • IBM
  • KPMG
  • Lotus
  • Lufthansa
  • Lyonnaise Des Eaux Dumez
  • Mercedes Benz
  • Merck
  • Ministry of Education-Canada
  • Mitsubishi Co.
  • Mitsui
  • Moscow State University
  • MTV Italy
  • Muresis
  • National Bank of Kuwait
  • Nippon Steel
  • Olivetti SPA
  • Oxfam
  • Peat Marwick
  • Pequiven
  • Price Waterhouse & Coopers
  • Schlumberger Surenco SA
  • Shell Oil
  • Siemens Corporation
  • Sony Corporation
  • Sumitomo Bank, Ltd.
  • Swift Armor
  • Tayo-Kobe Bank
  • Techint SA
  • Tekeda Chemical Industries
  • Tokyo Electron Limited
  • United Gulf Management, Inc.
  • United Technologies Carrier
  • Universitat Oberto de Catalunya
  • Vattenfall Hydropower AB

Business English Accommodation

Executive Homestay

  • Available year-round
  • Located near ELC Boston
  • Arrival on Saturday before the course; departure on Saturday after the course
  • Single room (unless otherwise requested)
  • Half-board (breakfast and dinner) or breakfast only
  • Average commute: 30 - 60 minutes via public transportation
  • Private bathroom
  • Facilities vary
  • Free Wi-Fi (if available)
  • Minimum age: 17 years old

ESL Townhouse Private Apartments

  • Available year-round
  • Located on Park Drive, Boston
  • Arrival on Saturday before the course; departure on Saturday after the course
  • Single studio
  • Self-catering
  • Average commute: 20 minutes via public transport
  • Private bathroom
  • Kitchen, laundry facilities
  • Free Wi-fi
  • Minimum age: 18 years old

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Philip Boyer
France
ELC is the best experience I have ever known in my life. The staff is fantastic and devoted to each student. I have met students from everywhere in the world and due to the activities it creates a strong relationship between us. It`s like a second family.
VIEW MORE