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Business English

Welcome to KGIC's Business English program. Business English brings students into a modern business environment where technology plays an important role in the day-to-day operations. Students will learn how to read, write, understand and discuss various business-related topics using newspaper articles, textbooks, podcasts and websites.

KGIC’s Business English program now includes aspects of the Cambridge Business English Vantage exam. BEC is internationally recognized and is a qualification that provides practical, everyday English skills necessary for success in an English-speaking working environment and in international business.

Program Details

Locations  Victoria, Vancouver & Toronto
Duration  4, or 8 weeks 
Hours  26.5 hours/week 

Mon. to Thurs.: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Class Size  ~15
Program Type 4-week certificate; 8-week diploma

KGIC Advantages

  • Develop the English vocabulary needed to describe basic business concepts and procedures
  • Become a more effective communicator within a professional environment
  • Learn to negotiate and conduct meetings in an English-speaking environment
  • Develop the skills needed to communicate in a clear and assertive way
  • Learn aspects of the Cambridge Business English Certificate - Vantage (BEC) exam
  • Work on team projects, collaborate and participate in group discussions

Weekly Topics/Curriculum

  1. Building a Career & Writing Goals
  2. Using Technology to Communicate (Speaking & Writing in The Age of Technology)
  3. Culture & Manners in Corporate Communication
  4. Language for: Business Travel, OR Marketing, OR Finance
  5. The Creative Language of Advertising,
  6. Entrepreneurship: Communication for Self-Employment
  7. English for International Markets/Free Trade
  8. Understanding Fair Trade/Business Ethics

Entry Requirements

Students must have either:

TOEFL iTB® 45-46
TOEIC® 550
KGIC Completed level 3
Or, any recognized international English language equivalency test score or a pass on our entrance exam. Interview required.

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