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Business Semester/Year in Vancouver

Taking the time to seriously focus on your English will open up unlimited opportunities for you, as you gain a competitive edge in the world of work, business and commerce. 

Business Semester/Year is an intensive immersion course that raises your English level and develops the language, skills and cultural understanding you need for success in the business world.

This course is for students who study for 24 weeks or more. It is 30 lessons per week, comprised of 20 lessons General English + 10 lessons business focus.

Your journey to success

From the day you arrive at EC we will plan your route to fluency. You will be guided through these steps:

  1. Sit a placement test to determine your level of English
  2. Join a class with other students of the same level
  3. Meet your teachers, mentor and Business Semester/Year Co-Ordinator
  4. Receive your personal Language Portfolio
  5. Embark on an empowering and thorough Business English course
  6. Receive constant guidance, monitoring and feedback
  7. Receive continual assessment through class tutorials, homework and regular level tests
  8. Have confidence your learning is on track as you progress towards fluency
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Reasons to take this course

  • You want to learn the communication skills you need to succeed in a variety of corporate situations
  • You would like to gain an internationally recognised Business English qualification
  • You want to learn English for business-world success
Available All year
Lesson length 45 minutes
Minimum age 16
Length Minimum 24 weeks
Starts Every Monday
Class size Maximum 15
Level Low Intermediate to Advanced

Expectations

The language of business

You will develop the fluency, accuracy and confidence to deal with clients and colleagues in English, plus the skills you need to function within relevant corporate contexts.

Your support network of teachers, mentors and Business Year Coordinator will ensure you succeed.

Language Portfolio

Exclusive to our long-term students, this unique study tool will assess your learning style and offer strategies to help you improve.

Your language portfolio will record your personal learning requirements, goals and achievements, and evaluate your progress in tests and assignments.

Additional benefits

  • Free Academic Workshops.
  • Competency Descriptor for each level.
  • Structured guidance on participation and motivation.
  • Regular homework and progress and level tests.

Mentoring and guidance

On this course you will get an excellent level of personal attention, with motivation and support provided on three levels:

  1. Regular one-to-one meetings with your personal mentor
  2. Class tutorials
  3. Meetings with your Business Year Co-ordinator

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  • Andre Pinto Strum

    Andre Pinto Strum

    studied at EC Vancouver

    In May this year I decided to take one month leave to study English and strengthen my CV. Initially, I needed to choose between Canada and USA, and many friends recommended Canada. I searcheda lot about Canada, especially Vancouver, and I realized that in addition to doing a good course in ...

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  • Ayako Uchida

    Ayako Uchida

    studied at EC Vancouver

    The teachers here at EC Vancouver are excellent. They are well educated and very skilful. Also, there are only a few Japanese students, which is great because I don't want to speak Japanese. Vancouver is a very beautiful city. People from Vancouver have a warm heart for students who are learning ...

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  • Elise

    Elise

    studied at EC Vancouver

    I’ve been very impressed with the school organization. At school there is a very friendly Canadian way of life! The first day I wasn’t very confident but then I was getting along with a lot of people coming from different countries. So in the evening the whole “international gang” went ...

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  • Esteban Castillo

    Esteban Castillo

    studied at EC Vancouver

    I like EC Vancouver because all the teachers are really professional and they know how to give a class in an interesting way that is also useful at the same time. The facilities are great and they include a fantastic computer area. I had an incredible time here in Vancouver and ...

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  • Isabela Ferreira

    Isabela Ferreira

    studied at EC Vancouver

    I always liked Canada so I decided that Vancouver could be my new home because it is a safe city and I like the crazy weather, especially the cloudy days!If I could give advice for students that are planning to come to Canada, I would say: "Come to Vancouver to ...

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