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English for Specific Purposes

The English for Specific Purposes Program (ESP), not to be confused with specialized English, is a sphere of English language teaching that includes Business English, Technical English, Scientific English, English for medical professionals, English for waiters, English for tourism, English for Art Purposes, etc. Aviation English as ESP is taught to pilots, air traffic controllers and civil aviation cadets who intend to use it for radio communications. ESP is defined to meet the specific needs of the learners.

Below are some ESP Programs available at LEIT:

General Business Conversation

Learning Source: Oxford University Press

LEIT’s General Business Conversation course teaches students to communicate using American and International English for a range of business situations. The modular units are structured with functional and communicative focuses and supported by speaking and listening practice throughout. A culture file at the end of each unit includes useful tips about international customs and cultures.

General Business Conversation:

Age: Senior high graders and above (based on placement test result)

Level: 6 levels

Duration: 2 – 3 months per level; up to 1.5years to complete

Subjects: Vocabulary, Pronunciation, Functional Language, Listening, Speaking

Business English

Learning Source: Oxford University Press

English is the language of international trade, making knowledge of Business English vital to individuals or companies who wish to communicate with others who use English as a shared language. Since much English communication that occurs between businesses internationally is between non-native speakers, it is important to be efficient and clear so that the goals of the respective businesses can be reached quickly and without misunderstanding.

LEIT understands that Business English means different things to different people. While some wish to focus on the vocabulary and topics that relate to the world of business, finance, trade, and international relations, others require the development of communication skills used in the workplace. This includes the language of correspondence, presentations, negotiations, meetings, report writing and socializing. Both variations of the course can be of use to native and non-native speakers, whether they are preparing to enter the job market or, already with success at the business level, wish to sharpen their skills. For these reasons, LEIT’s Business English Program is highly adaptable to meet the specific needs of the company or individual.

Business English:

Age: Senior high graders and above (based on placement test result)

Level: 3 levels

Duration: 2 – 3 months per level; up to 9 months to complete

Subjects: Vocabulary, Functional Language, Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, Business skills (presentation, negotiation, report writing, etc.)