This 4-week Business English course will help you to increase your English language proficiency in order to gain confidence in your professional communication. The course will provide you with business language skills in order to participate with increasing independence and fluency in professional contexts in English.
This could include:
- Liaising over the telephone
- Conducting professional presentations
- Leading team and client meetings
- Negotiating with colleagues
- Discussing data and evaluating performance
Emphasis is placed on essential employability skills; in particular, on the four main skills of reading, listening, speaking and writing, all from a business perspective. A strong focus is also placed on raising awareness of cultural differences in international business and how to manage these.
Taking the Business English course at the ELA will ensure you obtain valuable skills specifically tailored to your background and level of experience. Lessons will be primarily classroom based, with online practice for every unit, supplemented with practical activities which could include a visit to the University of Auckland’s Business School, guest speakers from local industries and company visits.
17 February – 13 March 2020
20 July – 14 August 2020
Course length: 4 weeks
Class hours per week - 20 hours.
Entry requirements IELTS 5.5
Course fee: $1,860
Why study at the ELA?
Global reputation: Choose to study at the English language school of the University of Auckland, a world top 100 university and the leading university in New Zealand.
Facilities and support: We have a dedicated student services team offering pastoral care and accommodation support. A Study Centre open 6 days a week and study labs with computing facilities equipped with learning technology. We also provide help with arriving in Auckland and finding accommodation. We have weekly exciting social, sporting, and cultural activities
International connections: Meet, make friends and learn English with people from around the world. Each year the ELA welcomes students from over 35 countries into our English language courses.
Teaching excellence: Learn from highly qualified and experienced teachers.The ELA employs experienced teachers with degrees and TESOL qualifications, who are all dedicated to helping you reach your goals. ELA teachers use a communicative language teaching approach, where interaction and communication are the main aims of study. Lessons involve active learning through pair and group work, in which teachers facilitate communication and provide you with every opportunity to practice your language skills.
Direct pathways into New Zealand’s top tertiary institutions: Meet the English language requirements for entry to programmes at the University of Auckland and some other New Zealand tertiary institutions.
English language testing: We are an accredited IELTS and PTE Academic testing centre.