Wall Street English (WSE) Business English courseoffers a comprehensive course for business professionals, aiming to improve their Business English level and develop a wide range of soft skills required in the workplace.
The Business English course is comprised of 50 lessons covering 5 essential skills to help you improve your English and Communication skills in the workplace.
- Vocabulary & Grammar
- Practical Writing
- Verbal Communication
- Supervisory Communication
There are 50 2-hour lessons available in total.
Students can choose a suitable course duration according to their English proficiency and needs.
5 Key Business English Skills
Vocabulary & Grammar
- Covers hot workplace-related vocabulary, grammar and slang which students can use to express their ideas more accurately in various business scenarios.
- e.g. Business Workshop – Positive vocabulary for making better requests. Making your requests much harder to turn down.
- Includes 14 types of commonly used business writing such as business proposal, business report, formal email, etc, enabling students to communicate with work partners or colleagues at ease.
- e.g. Business Workshop – Handling Negativity in Business Writing covers the skills of responding to customer complaints, equipping students to handle customer complaints and unreasonable requests easily.
- Aims at helping students become more confident and express themselves more fluently in 8 common business scenarios such as confronting conflicts, negotiation, social networking, etc.
- e.g. Business Workshop – Networking/Small Talk discusses both formal and informal business communication skills, strengthen the cooperative relationship with customers and colleagues.
- Comprises 9 types of reporting and presentation skills in business context such as PowerPoint presentation, business conference and phone call to improve persuading and influencing skills.
- e.g. Business Workshop – Using Graphs & Visual Aids discusses how to create impressive PowerPoint slides for various business context, use different presentation skills to express your ideas accurately, catching audience attention.
- Covers 4 common yet important supervisory skills including job interviews, time allocation and task arrangements and team leadership to enhance management efficiency and increase one’s charisma.
e.g. Business Workshop – Chair a Meeting discusses how to hold a meeting as a leader that brings in good communication to the team, boost the working morale and enhance collaborative relationship between team members.
Face to face lessons by experienced native English teacher
Incorporate the use of authoritative and multimedia materials such as Market Leader and Ted Talk, covering diversified practical case studies and industry specified vocabulary, targeting to workplace use.
Online Business Workshop – Teachers hold monthly workshops for students to master the latest business information and workplace skills, and use different real business cases as teaching materials to keep up with the business trends, e.g. ‘The Evolution of Entertainment: Netflix, Spotify’
Additional online exercises on MyEnglishLab with automatic correction for 21 months (language use at workplace, sound work and writing)
Social Club – allows you to practice English in different situations including simulated workplace environments, improve your English effectively.
Tim Lai – Business English and Contents Development Manager
English has always been one of the most invaluable skills to have in order to communicate with people around the world. Having this key helps us open doors to a wide range of opportunities, whether it be for business, education, or leisure. We understand that communicating professionally also means being able to adapt to formal and informal situations that we are presented with every day.
In my 14 years of experience working with a wide array of business professionals at Wall Street English, I’ve collected some of the most important feedback from our students. This experience has provided me with the tools to help our Business English team develop this brand new Business English course, in which students will be able to take their general English communication skills to a professional level.
Jenna Dunn – Business English Course Collaborator
Business English skills are essential for getting ahead at work. With more than 10 years of teaching experience, it has been a challenging yet rewarding experience collaborating on the designing of this course. With the goal of the student in mind, improving your business English vocabulary and knowledge will help you work more effectively and open up new career opportunities. The goal of this course, as an innovative program, benefits students in addressing the challenges of communicating professionally in the workplace. I’ve spent time gathering crucial feedback from corporate students, namely Bank of China, China Telecom and The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and business students in our centers, to keep a finger on the pulse of what is needed in Hong Kong right now for business professionals to succeed in the workplace especially within an English context.
- Formal and informal English communication skills, including:
- business writing
- small talk
- presentation skills
- and more…
- Leadership skills, such as:
- time/priority management
- modern leadership vs traditional management
- and more…
- Get a grasp of the latest business trends and information, enhance market awareness.