ESL & Business Communications Studies


ESL & Business Communications Overview

The English as a Second Language (ESL) Program is designed for students whose native language is not English. The primary goals of this program are to help non-English speaking students gain proficiency and confidence in the use of the English language in order to prepare them for entry into advanced academic or career programs.

The Business Communications component of the curriculum covers the essential skills needed to conduct business in English. Students will learn and practice business communications, learn related terminology and vocabulary in various related contexts as well as the skills needed for business writing, oral presentations, and meetings.


What Will This Curriculum Teach Me?

Students enrolled in this program will learn how to:

  • Improve their oral and listening English skills
  • Increase fluency with English reading and writing skills
  • Enhance formal and practical English skills
  • Understand American Business English Vocabulary and terminology, idioms, expressions, slang, business collocations, and proverbs
  • Be familiar with and comfortable using Written Business Communication, such as memos, letters, emails, reports, and proposals
  • Understand appropriate business style and mechanics
  • Develop oral presentation skills
  • Review grammar structures of particular significance in the business context
  • Explain and identify Human Relations
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Federal Definitions of ESL (English as a Second Language)

ESL (English as A Second Language) is defined in the Federal Code as “a program that focuses on the principles and practice of teaching English to students who are not proficient in English or who do not speak, read or write English.”