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Business ESL

The Business ESL program is specially designed for new and seasoned working professionals who need to improve their English in order to enter business school, get a job, perform better at their current job, or obtain a promotion. Our curriculum, materials, and technology are updated and expanded each year to keep up with the latest trends in professional communication. Instructors have strong backgrounds in both ESL and business. Real world business situations and case studies are incorporated into each course.

Business ESL courses include:

  • Understanding the Business World
  • Business Vocabulary
  • Business Writing for Non-native Speakers
  • Oral Communication in Business
  • Making Presentations
  • Working professionals may also be interested in courses from our General ESL program, which target writing and reading, conversation, grammar, and accent reduction.

    New student must take the ESL placement test before registering for Business ESL classes. Please call our enrollment team at (646) 312-5000 to sign up for the placement test.

    Understanding the Business World(click to view)
    This course is designed for students interested in studying business in an American university, or those who want to get a job in the business field. Working with newspapers, internet resources, and digital media, students learn about current events and trends in economics, finance, marketing, international trade, and sustainability. In this course, students also develop their skills in writing, reading, listening, speaking, vocabulary, and grammar through mini-research projects, presentations, and real-world simulations. Students need to be in levels 5-10 to take this course.
    Semester SU14 - ESL060002 - $450.00
    Instructor: ZIFF, JOSHUA (10 Sessions)
    Days: TUE/THU
    12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    7/15/2014 - 8/14/2014
    Building: 17 LEXINGTON AV, Room: 1011


    Semester F14 - ESL060001 - $699.00
    Instructor: Staff, Baruch (20 Sessions)
    Days: TUE/THU
    11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    9/30/2014 - 12/9/2014
    Building: TBA, Room: TBA


    Business Vocabulary(click to view)
    In this course, students develop their professional writing and speaking skills by enhancing their business vocabulary. Students learn and practice vocabulary and idioms most frequently used in professional settings. Through intensive exercises, role-plays, and extended activities, students become comfortable and confident in using relevant new words and expressions. This is a great course for those who are preparing for the GMAT exam, business school, or a promotion. Students need to be in levels 5-10 to take this course.
    Semester F14 - ESL060101 - $360.00
    Instructor: Staff, Baruch (10 Sessions)
    Days: MON
    6:15 PM - 8:15 PM
    9/29/2014 - 12/8/2014
    Building: TBA, Room: TBA


    Business Writing for Non-native Speakers(click to view)
    In this course, students learn how to write effective text messages, email, memos, and letters. Students develop their writing, grammar, and vocabulary as they focus on appropriate formats, style, and tone for a variety of audiences, including employers, colleagues, customers, and clients. Students need to be in levels 5-10 to take this course.
    Semester F14 - ESL060201 - $360.00
    Instructor: Staff, Baruch (10 Sessions)
    Days: TUE
    6:15 PM - 8:15 PM
    9/30/2014 - 12/2/2014
    Building: TBA, Room: TBA


    Oral Communication in Business(click to view)
    In this course, students improve their oral communication skills to meet the challenges of professional interactions. Students gain confidence and expertise in making small talk, participating in conference calls and leading meetings. Through extensive practice exercises, role-plays and business simulations, students gain effective strategies for communicating with supervisors, colleagues, employees and clients. Students need to be in levels 5-10 to take this course.
    Semester F14 - ESL060301 - $360.00
    Instructor: Staff, Baruch (10 Sessions)
    Days: THU
    6:15 PM - 8:15 PM
    10/2/2014 - 12/11/2014
    Building: TBA, Room: TBA


    Making Presentations(click to view)
    Making effective presentations is often a key to success in the business world. In this course, students gain confidence and build communication strategies for giving presentations. Students learn how to organize and deliver presentations that inform, persuade and influence a variety of audiences, including supervisors, colleagues, employees, customers and clients. Students need to be in levels 5-10 to take this course.
    Semester F14 - ESL060401 - $360.00
    Instructor: Staff, Baruch (10 Sessions)
    Days: WED
    6:15 PM - 8:15 PM
    10/1/2014 - 12/10/2014
    Building: TBA, Room: TBA


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