The English Island Business English courses focus on the practical application of basic language usage skills, with a special emphasis on the unique vocabulary, grammar, and idioms of the business world. Unlike general ESL language courses, the Business English classes offered by The English Island are designed from the ground up to maximize understanding and efficient implementation of the English language as it relates to a professional setting.
This includes the basic language skills necessary for talking to people or using the phone. These courses also focus on writing reports, making notes or presentations, explaining and describing processes or operations, and negotiation and dealing with problems. Business English integrates these and a host of other skills through activities such as reading, listening, writing, problem-solving exercises, and role-play.
In today’s global economy, executives, managers, and other professionals experience frequent miscommunication due to limited business English language skills. Details and nuances of meaning are often lost or misinterpreted, leading professionals to make important decisions on the basis of incomplete data. A lack of understanding of the fundamentals of business English can also lead to difficulties in establishing a rapport with existing and potential clients, missing certain business opportunities, and an overall loss in productivity. Business English training removes these barriers to professional development therefore boosting work performance, job satisfaction, and employee retention.
Business English courses offered by The English Island are custom-designed to fit the busy schedules of professionals. Our combination of on-site instruction and flexible hours creates a language learning experience that fits seamlessly around existing professional commitments. Classes are taught at a student’s offices or any other location of the student’s choosing, at the times and on the days that work best for busy professionals and their employees.
Professionals are given formal assessments that accurately measure their level of English proficiency, as well as their particular strengths and weaknesses. Courses are then tailor-made to address both the specific needs of the student and the unique challenges of his or her particular workplace. All English Island Business English courses are taught by experienced, highly-trained, and passionate educators who specialize in the specific English language skills necessary to communicate effectively in a professional business environment.
My company recently hired several new employees from overseas. Their qualifications were top notch, but they struggled to communicate with their American coworkers. Common sayings and idioms often baffled them, and some of the business terminology was very different from what they were used to. The English Island got them up to speed quickly. Their tutor acquainted them with the most important concepts first. She then went back and painstakingly worked with each and every new employee on anything he or she was struggling with. Ibrahim Al Sultan