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Business Communication

  • Taught by English Language and Industry Experts
  • Focuses on English for Professional Success
  • Emphasizes Skills to Meet Career Goals

Gain the business communication skills in English that you need to advance your career. Learn with peers as you focus on success in the workplace through oral and written communication. Many courses are conveniently scheduled during evenings and on Saturdays through our Professional English Program. Short-term courses also are available through the Mastering English Program. To learn more about other programs offered at the ELI, please visit the English Language Institute website.

This Fall, study from anywhere in the world in the safety and comfort of your home through online or remote instruction.

Improving Writing Skills

Learn to write sentences in English that are correct, concise, and cogent, with proper punctuation and correct usage.

2021 Fall
2 sections

Persuade in Business: Media, Culture, and High-Impact Communication

Persuasion across cultures, media, and technology is essential for professional success in today’s globally-connected business...

2021 Fall
2 sections

Multimedia Storytelling

Multimedia storytelling has the power to provide context and depth to news stories, fundraising drives, marketing campaigns, and personal...

2021 Fall
1 section

Professional Writing: Content, Purpose, and Audience

This foundational course introduces critical practices of professional writing, focusing on common documents across digital and traditional formats.

2021 Fall
1 section

Effective Business Communication I

Improve your oral communication in the workplace by learning to speak English with greater accuracy and fluency.

2021 Fall
1 section

Effective Business Writing I

Learn techniques for writing effective emails, memos, proposals, and reports for various audiences.

2021 Fall
1 section

Negotiating for Success: Communicating With Power, Confidence, And Influence

In this course, learn the real-world fundamentals of planning and executing various types of negotiations by applying strategies used by the...

2021 Fall
2 sections

Persuade in Business: Leadership, Public Speaking, and Executive Presence

In this lively and experiential course, you will develop the high-performance language and communication strategies used by exemplary presenters...

2021 Fall
1 section

Effective Business Communication

Improve your oral communication in English for the workplace by learning to speak with greater accuracy and fluency.

Keys to Successful Negotiation

As an international student, learn the fundamentals of planning and executing negotiations, while developing your interpersonal skills in English.

Business Writing

As an international professional and nonnative English speaker, master the basics of American-style business writing for a variety of audiences.

Effective Business Writing

As an advanced-level student of English, learn techniques for writing effective emails, memos, proposals, and reports for various audiences.

Business Speak: Sounding Professional in the Workplace

Develop professional English speaking skills by enhancing business vocabulary and learning proper conventions.

Creating Powerful Business Presentations

Learn proven techniques for making clear, effective, and even powerful presentations in English.

Practice Oral Communications for the Workplace

Build confidence in professional English language settings through role-playing using work-related scenarios.

Global Presentations: Words, Images, and Data

Build the knowledge, skills, and oral proficiency to organize and participate in global presentations, including reports, negotiations, and pitches.