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Short Courses


Business English Basics (Reading & Writing)

This course trains students in business-related language structures, concepts, vocabulary and English usage at the basic level. They read some simple business documents and learn to produce plain and straightforward written correspondence.

Course Content:

  1. Language structures and English usage
  2. Reading comprehension and information processing:
  3. reading passages;
  4. understanding tables and charts containing business information; and
  5. identifying main ideas and scanning for specific information.
  6. Writing simple business letters and memos:
  7. appropriate layout including addresses, salutations, complimentary close and signature;
  8. business writing conventions;
  9. paragraphing techniques; and
  10. proof-reading skills.

No section is offered this term (Summer 2024)