ERIC Number: ED344485
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Designing an Intensive English Program for Business People: Curriculum and Courses.
An International Executive Program for non-native English speakers at the State University of New York, Buffalo, is described. The program is offered to executives, administrators, and students planning to pursue a master's degree in business who need to improve their English language skills. The program is offered jointly by the university's Intensive English Language Institute and the School of Management. Admission requires a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550. Offered only in the summer, the program is divided into a 4-week intensive English component and a 4-week management component. This paper describes how the courses of the English component are designed to provide a broad range of language skills needed for graduate studies and professional careers. The courses include the following: oral communications and reading; listening laboratory; video laboratory; and writing. Extracurricular activities are also offered. Appended is a list of materials used for case studies, for reading, and for functional business English, and English-as-a-Second-Language texts used for the listening laboratory. (LB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New York (Buffalo); State University of New York Buffalo
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Eastern Michigan University Conference on Languages and Communications for World Business and the Professions (10th, Ypsilanti, MI, April 3-5, 1991).