Business English

The Business English program is designed to develop students' speaking, listening, writing, and reading skills in a business context. Canadian business topics and case studies are used to help students learn about communicating successfully in an English-speaking business environment.

Course Content

The program consists of two different four-week courses:

  • English for Presentation and Public Speaking (EPP)
  • English for the Workplace (EWP)
Upon successful completion of both courses, students can transfer credits to COMM140 - Communications at Canadian College.

English Level Requirements

Students are required to have an ENGL125 level in order to take Business English 125. It takes approximately 2 months to complete one level.

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ENGL125
Beginner

ENGL110

Lower Int.

ENGL115

IELTS 3.0 - 3.5

Intermediate

ENGL120

IELTS 4.0 - 4.5

TOEFL 32 - 41

Upper Int.

ENGL125

IELTS 4.5 - 5.5

TOEFL 42 - 59

Advanced

ENGL130 /140

IELTS 5.5 - 6.0

TOEFL 60 - 78

Upper Adv.

ENGL145

IELTS 6.0 - 6.5+

TOEFL 79 - 95+

English for Presentation and Public Speaking (EPP)

This course is suitable for students who would like to learn strategies for and build confidence in speaking and presenting in front of small or large audiences. Even if you don’t necessarily need to do public speaking in your daily life, the course can help you to develop a variety of English skills.

You will learn how to:

  • organise your ideas for a professional presentation
  • create slides to support your presentation 
  • deliver an effective and engaging presentation 
  • use appropriate body language 
  • ask and answer questions effectively

You will also improve:

  • fluency
  • pronunciation
  • listening
  • reading
  • writing

Example of presentation topics:

General topics:

  • introduction of your country & culture
  • your favourite travel destinations 
  • your dream or goal
  • the advantages and disadvantages of social media

Business topics: 

  • new business ideas
  • marketing strategies
  • sales pitches 
  • work ethics

English for the Workplace (EWP)

This course is beneficial for students who want to communicate effectively and confidently at an English-speaking workplace. Learners will learn and practise using vocabulary and expressions useful in everyday work life and develop language skills and strategies for successful workplace communication.

The course covers topics including but not limited to:

  • communicating in the workplace
  • participating in and leading business meetings
  • writing business emails
  • participating in business phone conversations
  • making appointments
  • negotiating effectively
  • problem solving

Class Schedule Options

Organized for flexibility.

 
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thur
Fri
8:30 - 10:00
Elective (option 1)
Elective (option 1)
Elective (option 1)
Elective (option 1)
Elective (option 1)
10:20 - 11:50
Core Class
Core Class
Core Class
Core Class
Core Class
12:50 - 14:20
Core Class
Core Class
Core Class
Core Class
Elective (option 2)
14:40 - 16:10
Elective (option 2)
Elective (option 2)
Elective (option 2)
Elective (option 2)
 
  • 28 Lessons per week
  • Core Class + 1 Elective
  • Business English course is currently offered in Elective 1 Class.
 
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thur
Fri
8:30 - 10:00
Elective 1
Elective 1
Elective 1
Elective 1
Elective 1
10:20 - 11:50
Core Class
Core Class
Core Class
Core Class
Core Class
12:50 - 14:20
Core Class
Core Class
Core Class
Core Class
Elective 2
14:40 - 16:10
Elective 2
Elective 2
Elective 2
Elective 2
 
  • 38 Lessons per week
  • Core Class + 2 Electives
  • Business English course is currently offered in Elective 1 Class.

Smrt Curriculum

Smrt is a fully digital, web-based curriculum created solely by our instructors for our students. Embracing the learning and teaching potential of the web, the Smrt curriculum prepares students to excel in all areas of English.

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Business English 125

This elective combines Business English topics and vocabulary with Career Preparation. It is ideal for those preparing to enter the workforce at home or abroad.
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English 110

Develop greater skills in listening and speaking for basic communication in the classroom, outside the classroom and at work. Introduction of basic grammar, expand reading and writing skills. Basic computer commands practiced.
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English 115

Listening, speaking, reading and writing skills to function satisfactorily in most real-life situations related to immediate needs. Must have completed 110 or equivalent. Limited knowledge of computer use and skills with introduction of more advanced technology skills and commands.
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English 120

Refine skills needed in conversations beyond survival needs. Function independently in most familiar situations and use appropriate language in routine social situations. Begin to increase and challenge knowledge of simple computer commands and uses.
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English 125

Skills needed to function effectively in familiar and unfamiliar social situations and familiar work situations. Communication needed to discuss/interpret cultural differences and use English to solve problems outside the class.
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English 130

Fluency and communication skills. Self-monitor effectively when using basic grammatical structure and introduction to more complex structures. Cultural values and thinking patterns are introduced through discussions, readings and writing.
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English 140

University preparation with a focus on writing, listening and reading skills. Developing thesis statements and a deep understanding of Comparison/Contrast, Cause/Effect and Effect essay styles. Introduction to academic vocabulary and rhetoric while developing critical thinking skills.
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English 145

This EAP course is a continuation of EAP 140. Students further develop their abilities to collect and synthesize information from a variety of academic sources; analyze and critique materials; and present their ideas in a variety of media in accordance with the academic standards found at the first-year university level.
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Listening & Speaking 110

You will learn the basic pronunciation of a wide range of sounds in the English language by listening, speaking and working in small groups.
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Reading Comprehension 110

An introductory Reading Comprehension elective for students new to English.
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Listening & Speaking 115

This course focuses on understanding rules and patterns in pronunciation, developing skills for formal and casual situations, and preparing for speaking events.
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Writing 115

An intermediate writing course that focuses on strategies and skills for writing a variety of paragraphs.
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Journalism & Writing 120

Journalism requires students to consume news from various sources and write short articles once or twice a week.
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Grammar 120

This is a back-to-basics grammar course for students who want to strengthen their understanding of English grammar. The course focuses on reviewing the basics of grammar, from tenses to parts of speech, and getting students to use the grammar in spoken and written English.
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Current Events 125

Current Events is designed to improve a student’s speaking, listening, reading, and vocabulary through an active intake and discussion of world current events.
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Movie English 125

This is a vocabulary and listening course that uses movies to help you learn the meaning, use and pronunciation of vocabulary.
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English Vocabulary 125

This course explores a wide range of interesting, topical themes to develop essential vocabulary for academic as well as everyday use.
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Academic Writing 125

This course will get you ready for the difficult challenges of writing at an academic level and help you have success in college.
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Listening & Speaking 125

High level discussion, listening and public speaking are the focus of this course that utilizes different forms of media to learn about exciting topics from around the world.
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Reading Comprehension 125

Techniques for comprehending literature and academic readings are the focus of this course. Aspects of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry are also explored.
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Business English 120

BE120 course is most suitable for students who would like to improve their English language and communication skills for the workplace. 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.
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Business English 125

This elective combines Business English topics and vocabulary with Career Preparation. It is ideal for those preparing to enter the workforce at home or abroad.
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English for Hospitality 120

EHS is designed for students wishing to acquire knowledge of the functional English required for employment in a café, bar or restaurant.
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English for Hospitality & Tourism 125

This course is an introduction to the vocabulary, careers, and industries in Tourism and Hospitality.
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IELTS Test Preparation 125

The course is designed to give students thorough knowledge of the IELTS test format and opportunities to develop the skills required to improve on tests.
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TOEFL ITP 125

This course is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed on the TOEFL ITP exam, which is designed to judge their placement, progress, or general proficiency in an academic university situation.
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English for Economics 125

This course looks at basic economic and financial topics in a simple yet interesting manner.

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