ESL080 covers an understanding of the vocabulary of American business culture through reading, writing, speaking, and listening activities. Students who successfully complete this course are better positioned to be competitive in today’s tough job market. The course targets the written, oral, and nonverbal communication skills essential for success in the American workplace. The goal of this course is to measurably build on students’ English language skills by engaging them in listening, speaking, reading, writing and grammar activities that are relevant to real-world encounters in the workplace environment. Students will gain insight into the American office and workplace culture including socializing in business situations, solving problems through various forms of communication, giving professional presentations, and networking. ESL080 is a 10-week course meeting Mondays through Thursdays for a total of 18 hours per week.
Prerequisite(s): ESL060, DuoLingo 90-115, TOEFL iBT score of 62-72, or IELTS Band 5.5-7