Why Business English?

Students who are interested in, or eventually wish to work in, fields such as marketing, finance, accounting, international trade, or business can greatly benefit from studying in LASC’s Business English program.

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Students who are interested in, or eventually wish to work in, fields such as marketing, finance, accounting, international trade, or business can greatly benefit from studying in LASC’s Business English program. It is not enough to have general knowledge of English to be successful in business. Rather, particular vocabulary, effective communication skills, a broad knowledge of different areas of business is crucial, and our program will give you the advantage you need to achieve positive results in the business world. Take our free placement test to assess whether you may qualify for this program, or apply now!

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Curriculum

The Business English program at LASC comprises eight courses which collectively focus on giving students a broad understanding of the business world today while simultaneously guiding their English language development.

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The Business English program at LASC comprises eight courses which collectively focus on giving students a broad understanding of the business world today while simultaneously guiding their English language development. Each course hones in on specific topics related to business as well as language skills or functions that are vital to those business topics. Furthermore, the curriculum focuses on the acquisition of the most commonly used English words, expressions, and grammatical structures as they pertain to the business topic of the course. The curriculum will integrates online workbooks, score tracking, and phone-based apps to provide the extra support needed to study English. LASC is also one of the first ESL schools to introduce virtual reality instruction within its curriculum to give students a real-life experience that goes beyond the four walls of our classrooms. Download our Course Offerings for more details.

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Program Objectives

By the end of this program, students will have developed specialized knowledge about business and the use of English in regards to business themes or settings.

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By the end of this program, students will have developed specialized knowledge about business and the use of English in regards to business themes or settings. They will recognize and be able to contribute to different genres of business correspondence and interaction (for example memos, emails, and business letters; meetings, presentations, and negotiations; and business articles, essays, and case studies). They will have learned cultural knowledge, language skills, and communication strategies that they can use to be successful employees or employers in an English-speaking work environment. Finally, they will broaden their fluency of the English language to communicate in all manner of settings. Download a sample Course Schedule.

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Project-Based Courses

Hands-on experience is crucial for cementing abstract lessons into practical knowledge. That’s why many of the courses in our Business English program give students opportunities to show what they’ve learned through solo or group-based projects and presentations.

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Hands-on experience is crucial for cementing abstract lessons into practical knowledge. That’s why many of the courses in our Business English program give students opportunities to show what they’ve learned through solo or group-based projects and presentations. For example, the English for the Media course has students team up to research and present real case studies of business’s online marketing and advertising efforts. In English for Job Hunting, students will spend time writing a CV that is custom-tailored to their specific business field of interest. By collaborating with LASC instructors and classmates, students will build progressively on the language and business skills they have practiced by identifying and solving problems that exist in business settings.

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Program Structure

Our one-year Business English program comprises eight, unique courses, and the program is open to upper-intermediate to advanced level students.

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Our one-year Business English program comprises eight, unique courses, and the program is open to upper-intermediate to advanced level students. The courses are taught by instructors who have experience teaching business English classes or by instructors with a business background. Each course is twelve weeks long, and two courses are offered each quarter. The courses may be completed in any order, allowing students to weave between our English as a Second Language, English for Academic Purposes, TOEFL, or IELTS programs to best suit their academic needs. Students who complete all eight courses of the one-year program will receive a certificate of completion, which will demonstrate their commitment to furthering their skills and knowledge in business and the English language. Business English classes are offered Monday through Thursday, and they total 18 hours per week. See a sample Course Schedule for exact times.

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Career Counseling

The skills you’ll learn in your business English classes will help you go far in your academic and professional pursuits, and LASC teachers and student representatives are here for you to provide support and direction.

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The skills you’ll learn in your business English classes will help you go far in your academic and professional pursuits, and LASC teachers and student representatives are here for you to provide support and direction. With their vast knowledge of the southern California college and university system, they can help you find a program that best suits you. Moreover, you’ll have an advantage in your academic or professional field, especially if you complete our program and earn your certificate of completion. Whether you’re ready to return to the working world in your country or you’re applying to a top MBA program, we’re here to help you get where you want to go. Contact a student representative today, or apply now!

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