English for BusinessSmall group English lessons with the option of adding of private one to one tutoring, specialized electives, internships, or use of executive services.
- Start any Monday
- Part Time and Full Time Options
LengthThe length of the English for Business program is basically 12 weeks for each level and CCEL encourages students to take at least 8 weeks. After registering for this program students will take a placement test which will determine their starting level. Most students in this program are taking short term intensive English lessons but there are also students that stay for a longer time.
Course Content18 hours per week of formal classroom work using an integrated curriculum designed for mature students. Lessons are Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 12:05pm, with a coffee break at 10:10am. Teachers are selected on their qualifications and experience working with professionals. Students can enter the class any Monday and study for as many weeks as they wish. On successful completion of Business English program, students are awarded: Certificate in Business English (8 weeks) Diploma in Business English (12 weeks)
Sample Weekly Time Table
Business English 120BE120 course is most suitable for students who would like to improve their English language and communication skills for the workplace. The course covers basic and practical business English skills such as conversation at work, telephoning, emails, meetings and presentation. It is also ideal for vocabulary development specifically for work. The course also focuses on job search in Canada, writing a convincing covering job letter and resume, making an effective presentation and impressing an employer at a job interview.
Business English 125BE 125 is suitable for mature students who would like to take their international career to the next level. The topics this course cover are Communication, Sales & Marketing, Human Resources, Customer Service, Creativity, Company Structure and Responsibility etc.
Afternoon Specialty ElectivesStudents can enter any of the wide range of specialty electives offered in the afternoon to the regular CCEL students. There are 20 choices offered throughout the year including conversation, communication, exam preparation, computer training, writing, and grammar. Some electives have prerequisite English levels and some are offered at more than one level. There are two electives each day and they are offered Monday to Thursday 1:00 – 2:40 and 2:55 - 4:05pm. Students can study one or two electives each week and enter the class any Monday. Friday afternoons are free for social and recreational activities, testing, tutoring, and private study.
Complete List of Afternoon Electives
Canadian College CoursesIn the afternoon, students can join one or two of Canadian College courses while studying Business English. Example of College courses are Marketing, Business Communication, Accounting, Business Computer, International Trade, Hospitality, Project Management and Information Technology.
Canadian College course list
Private One to One TutoringQualified ESL teachers are available for private tutoring for one, two or three hours per day. The goal is to focus on the individual needs of the student taking into account his specific strengths and weaknesses. Time can also be allocated for specific topics – Legal English, Medical English, Communication, Accent Reduction, Presentations, Public Speaking, etc.
Work ExperienceCCEL can arrange a work placement as an added feature of our Business English program. Students can experience Canadian business culture and interacting in a professional environment with peers in their own profession. Work experience placements are an opportunity to make connections with peers in your profession and to develop long-term friendships and networking.
Business English and an Internship Package
Transfer Credit to College DiplomasStudents who have successfully completed BE 125 level acquire a transferable credit to Canadian College programs.