This course is a combination of Business Standard and a mid-day skills lesson
The Business English classes are for students at an intermediate level and above, who would like to develop their use of English in a business environment. As English is the language of international communication, the Business English classes aim to introduce the students to a wide range of appropriate terminology and functional language so that they can operate confidently in an office environment. By working with authentic tasks and role-play situations, the students will develop their business skills to inclulde telephoning, negotiating, selling, interpreting financial documents, writing business correspondence and giving presentations.
|Tenses is/are to be (formal arrangements) about to / on the point of / be due to
Past tenses: unfulfilled past was going to / was thinking of / was about to / was to have
Inversions: never/rarely/seldom/scarcely/no sooner had/only/not until/little does, so/such
Emphatic words / expressions
modals eg should/ought to
Unreal tenses and subjunctives
Ellipsis and substitution
|All basic tenses
Infinitive + ing
linking words eg accordingly, in contrast, on the contrary
verb + preposition collocations (especially business related)
|Newspaper / journal headlines
Marketing / Sales
Finance / Banking
Law / legal
Office / Admin
Topic related vocabulary eg from articles / newspapers / business journals
Body language, Use of register
Writing: Information requests; action requests; information presentation; initiating a course of action; persuasion techniques; expressing dissatisfaction; putting forward proposals; controlled note-taking; presentations; correspondence
Reading: proof reading; structure (omission and deletion); spelling (business lexis); amending, deleting and adding informaiton to texts; adding paragraph headings
Listening: following instructions; questionnaire feedback; record completion; note taking; specific information; labelling/amending diagrams
Speaking: greetings; telephoning; giving factual information; role play; describing / explaining; expanding on notes; mini presentations; expressing views/opinions/socialising
Learning a language is in many ways just like learning anything, it is best done if you have a teacher who has the experience, skills and resources to help you. At UIC we have the experience to help you achieve your goals - the teachers who work on these courses have expoerience both as teachers and as teacher trainers and can help you continue with your professional development.
UIC is a language school in the centre of London. As well as English we also teach 10 other languages to around 400 people a week. We are accredited by the British Council and ISI (the private school equivalent of OFSTED) and all the languages we teach are inspected. We are also an award winning school, we are the only language school in the world to have won both of the major awards - the STAR Language School in Europe (voted on by travel agents worldwide) and the British Council ELTon award for innovation in English Language Teaching.
So, great location, award winning, accredited and inspected, and many years of successful language learning experience.
UIC is London's Language School