English for Professional Communication – an online English course designed to maximize learners’ time and to speed up the process of learning English.
The course content includes a wide range of informative topics that will pique participants’ interest, challenge their views and expand their perspectives. Each unit is accompanied by practice tasks to develop learners’ professional vocabulary in English. Trainer-led online sessions focus on developing learners’ speaking coherence and fluency.
The course is suitable for adults who work in multinational companies as well as students who plan to pursue graduate/undergraduate studies in colleges/universities where English is the medium of instruction. To benefit the most from the course, learners must be at intermediate to high-Intermediate proficiency level in English.
The course includes synchronous trainer-led group sessions – web-based meetings (1 hour each), and asynchronous interaction via a discussion board throughout the course.
Registered learners enter the course here:
To see the list of topics covered in this course, download the course syllabus here:
Registration for the course is on a monthly basis, here you can learn more about how to register for this course.
What is an online English course?
An online course (also referred to as a web-based course) is a course taught through the Internet. The latter is a medium for learners to connect with each other and their trainer. This couse is hosted through our Learning Management System (LMS) called Moodle, you can learn more about Moodle here.
How is online training better than learning in a tradtional context?
The benefit of flexibility in online courses cannot be overstated – it allows learners to work
at a time and a place that is compatible with their learning needs. There are no restrictions in the virtual space – learners can interact with the course content, other learners and their trainer as often as they need. The technology used for course delivery provides a trainer with learner progress tracking tools, allowing more effective guidance. Guided instruction facilitates learners’ progress by keeping them on target and makes achieveing the results they want more likely.
How is the course designed?
The course promotes self-directed active learning. Unlike video-based or asynchronous courses, it has an essential component – online social environment which is absolutely necessary for developing learners’ speaking skills in English. To ensure meaningful discussions and enjoyable learning experience web-based sessions include not more than 5-6 participants.
Do I need to purchase the learning materials?
No, you are not required to purchase any textbooks for this course, you will be able to access the course materials – texts, PDF practice tasks, video/audio files on our LMS on the course start date. After your registration, all you need to join the course is high speed internet, a webcam and a headset.
How can I register for the course?
To register for the course you need to make a payment for it, learn more about the course fee and registration options here. If you decide to discontinue the course, a prorated amount will be refunded to you within 2 business days.