’Business Plus’ is the name of this new course and also the name of the textbook for the course. The course is for professional people who need to:
1.Communicate confidently in everyday business situations
2.Use and understand American and International English
3.Understand global business culture
The textbook also includes integrated TOEIC practice. We may look at these sections sometimes.
The course is mainly a speaking course, but with many chances to improve listening skills. Reading will be a smaller part of the course. Pair work, group work, business role plays, and discussions with the teacher are typical activities during class time. English is the first language of this course. Students should always try to use English first. Students will have regular homework assignments. Many assignments can be self-checked.
The learning mode is ‘learn English in English’. Most of the lesson will be in English. I ask students to imagine that they are living and working in an English-speaking country. Most people in that situation learn English by listening, guessing and trying to use English. The situation in class will be very similar. Students will learn realistic English by using it with me and other students.
Students will be close to an intermediate level by the end of this course. They may want to try another higher level business course or a TOEIC course at the Community College.