Summer School of Business English and Academic Writing
Course objectives & General description
This course will help you to improve your Business English communication skills to further advance your career. This part of course is focused primarily on communication during meetings and on negotiating which is extremely important but often almost forgotten during English classes. Negotiating a deal is like a first date. Each side is watching the other carefully, trying to judge intentions and read between the lines. A false step or cross word can cost you the deal. When dealing with foreign partners, your English skills will be put to the test. Can you find just the right tone, the reassuring expressions, to close the deal? During the course participants should gain business English skills for finance, marketing and international trade.
The second part of this course focuses on academic writing where many students may come across issues such as planning or writing articles, citations, work with sources, selecting journal and some others. When this course is finished, the participants should be aware of their strengths and weaknesses and they should also know how to overcome these. This part will be 2 day long.
- Gain business English skills for finance, marketing, or international trade
- Attend small classes – usually 15 students
- Learn about business etiquette across cultures
- Improve communication skills through examinations of management types, advertising and presentation skills, business etiquette and customs, and negotiation styles…you will learn a great deal about communicating and negotiation with your business partner
- Complement your learning with case studies, guest speakers, and company visits
- Strengthen your English skills before entering one of CBU’s many certificate programs or before entering an MBA program
- Improve your knowledge on English use when dealing with academic issues and especially writing research papers
Depending on number of participants, we divide them into several groups depending on their knowledge of English.
English is recommended at least at A2 or B1 levels.
Two Credits + International Certificate for all participants