Designed to give students the English skills they need to work effectively in today’s global marketplace. The course combines International Business English communication skills and concepts with general English language skills.
English skills and vocabulary are developed through exercises, case studies, role plays and research on business topics including: I.T., finance, accounting, marketing, advertising, sales, negotiation, business practices, and cultural comparisons in business operations and appropriate grammar.
During the course, students will be exposed to video and audio interviews by various CEOs and Corporate leaders to learn and understand their views. This exercise will also help students improve their listening skills.
This course provides input in reading, speaking and listening with guidance for writing tasks as well. Every unit contains vocabulary development activities and a rapid review of essential grammar. There is a regular focus on key business functions and each unit ends with a motivating case study to allow students to practice the language they have worked on during the unit.
Students have the opportunity to think about the unit topic and to exchange ideas and opinions with each other and with the teacher.
There will be a variety of stimulating activities such as:
- Answering quiz questions
- Reflecting on difficult decisions
- Prioritising options
- Completing charts
Students are encouraged to draw upon their life and business experiences.
Essential business vocabulary is presented and practiced through a wide variety of creative and engaging exercises.
Students will learn:
- New words
They will also be given tasks which will help to activate the vocabulary they already know or have just learnt.
The various discussions and activities such as:
- Ideas about careers
- Shopping online
- Types of companies
- Discuss ideas
- Causes of stress
- Gender related qualities
- Rank stressful jobs
- Corporate entertaining
The main purpose is to build up students’ confidence in expressing their views in English and to improve their fluency.
Students read interesting and relevant authentic texts from the Financial Times and other business sources. They develop their reading skills and acquire essential business vocabulary. The texts provide a context for language work and discussion later in the lesson.
The authentic listening texts are based on interviews with business people, corporate leaders and experts in their field. Students develop their listening skills such as prediction, listening for specific information and note taking.