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ERIC Number: EJ907257
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0893-0384
Syracuse University English Language Institute: Business Communication for Executives
de Berly, Geraldine; McGraw, Deborah
Continuing Higher Education Review, v74 p132-141 Fall 2010
The Syracuse University English Language Institute (ELI), housed within University College, has been offering noncredit executive English courses on a contract basis for the past 12 years. Despite its small size and limited resources, the ELI, whose main mission is to prepare international students for academic study, also manages a successful Business English program, "Business Communication for Executives." Cohorts of international executives in homogeneous language groups come to Syracuse for three weeks in the summer for an intensive course. At the end of the course, participants receive a certificate of completion, including comments from instructors as to their proficiency. Participants are junior and senior executives from a major international firm. The program's design utilizes the firm's stated values and services to address its personnel's needs in business communication, which include negotiation, critical thinking, and dispute resolution. The firm's lingua franca is English. This article provides a description of the program to assist administrators who may be contemplating expanding the scope of their English language offerings to serve corporate clients.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York