GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
Learners who participate in the Business English Course learn how to apply their English skills to typical Business situations. As MILA's mission is to facilitate student's growth with a quality, personalized program to meet students' individual needs, having a business program is seen to be in line with the school's goals. The need also came from our students who came to us asking for a more specific course aimed at the job market. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to write and dialogue in a variety of formats for business purposes, including emails, memos and policy documents. In addition to having practiced individual presentations, in groups, sales pitches and negotiations, they will also be able to read and write, summarize and understand business-related content.
For existing students
Upon completion of the American English File - Book 5 in the general English program with a score of 70% or higher, students are eligible to enroll in the business English upper intermediate level.
For new students
To be able to enroll in the business course without going through the ESL program, new students have to take the placement test used for the ESL program, be placed in the proficient level and complete it with the minimum grade required by the institution (70%).
The Business English curriculum is a specialized curriculum which teaches specific content, but ensures the practice of the language. It’s the difference between proficiency in social language and proficiency in academic or professional settings; the later taking more time for a student to demonstrate proficiency.
*The Business English Program is a rigorous program that requires the student to have a strong command of general English skills. If the student does not test at the appropriate level, s/he needs to go over the levels they test at. This is to ensure they have the pre-required skills necessary to succeed in this specialized course.
By the end of the level, students will be able to understand language in follow-up calls and conversations dealing with teleconferences in both work and phone situations. In addition, students can comprehend and ask relevant questions in a meeting environment. These contents are put into practice through the course book materials and extra ones such as online lectures.
By the end of the level, students will listen to conversations in a way they will be able to pose questions to guide follow up negotiations. In addition, they will be able to clarify professional misunderstandings and understand dialogues taking part in teleconferences and processing discussions of factors for success.