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English Language Center

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English Language Center

Business & Professional Certificate Program

Earn a non-credit Business & Professional English certificate by completing at least three of these Business & Professional English classes within 18 months Build your written and oral communication competencies while gaining valuable knowledge and skills to succeed in the workplace.

Advanced Pronunciation Training
Reduce your foreign accent and learn to pronounce English in a way that will make others understand you better.

Business Idioms
Idioms are everywhere in the American workplace. "Roll up your sleeves" and learn how to use them when writing and speaking.

*Online option also available.*

English for Business Communication
Improve your written and oral communication around these topics: cultural diversity, socializing, using the telephone, negotiating, making presentations, and participating in meetings.

English for Customer Service *New*
Improve your English skills while you train for a position in customer service, especially working in retail sales at a store or working in an office.  Learn and practice new vocabulary and develop the cultural skills you will need to help customers in person or on the phone.  You will role play how to handle problems and complaints and also learn about the responsibilities you have to your supervisors in the workplace. Finally, you’ll get some tips about finding an appropriate job. 

English for Managers
This course focuses on on current management topics such as leadership styles, motivation, recruiting, marketing, use of teams, strategy, dealing with change, managing across cultures, downsizing, finances, and risk management/ decision making. 

Grammar for Business *New*
This class will focus on grammar that is needed and used by business professionals.  All of the grammar points are taught using actual business scenarios.  Lessons will focus on both written and spoken language.

Professional Writing 
Work on various types of professional writing such as e-mail correspondence, conventions, memos, short reports, summaries, business letters, cover letters, and resumes. *Online option also available.*


Business & Professional Certificate Program

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Look for course titles with *Business & Professional certificate* in our class schedule.

Some courses are offered only once per year.  Please call 443-518-1680 for more information.

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