Business and Social Communications for Foreign Born Professionals
Mission College offers a wide range of English levels and a complete spectrum of speaking, writing and reading topics to assure a growing comfort level in the English language.
To help us customize materials that will be the most helpful to you, we take the following steps:
- Conduct an informal tour of your company and meet potential participants of the program
- Gather information about the reading, speaking, writing, and grammar needs through individual and group interviews
- Interpret and report the results
- Recommend a training plan
- Collaborate with you to finalize the curriculum parameters, training objectives, and class schedules
- Use materials from your company to create the teaching text
Describing job situations and responsibilities,
describing products and services, giving instructions, practicing teamwork
and group interaction, participating in meetings; discussing business
idioms; discussing trends,negotiating; discussing business agreements;
chairing meetings, understanding American business practices; knowing
workplace safety issues.
Asking for clarification and information;
expressing and asking for opinions; making suggestions, making, confirming,
and refusing requests; complaining, apologizing and forgiving, congratulating,
empathizing and sympathizing, agreeing and disagreeing, expressing hesitation
and interruption; reducing accent; improving pronunciation.
Social Situations/American Culture
Using polite language; practicing
introductions, greetings, inviting, thanking, showing appreciation; offering
and requesting; correcting misunderstandings; making small talk; discussing
American customs and culture.
Effective presentations in English for Marketing
and delivering an effective presentation; developing delivery skills for
a variety of public or audience situations.
Workplace written communications:
Spelling, punctuation, grammar, and
sentence structure; gathering information; organizing information and
thoughts, getting ready to write; understanding your audience; creating
a readable document; writing different business documents (e-mail memos;
formal reports; abstracts; technical reports; manuals; proposals; concept/position
papers); editing skills.