Business English brings students into a modern business environment where technology plays an important role in the day-to-day operations.

Students will learn how to read, write, understand and discuss various business-related topics using newspaper articles, textbooks, podcasts and websites.

SSLC’s Business English program now includes aspects of the Cambridge Business English Vantage Exam.

BEC is internationally recognized and is a qualification that provides practical, everyday English skills necessary for success in an English-speaking working environment and in international business.

  • Develop the English Vocabulary needed to describe basic business concepts and procedures.
  • Become a more effective  communicator within a professional environment.
  • Learn to negotiate and conduct meetings in an English-speaking environment.
  • Develop the skills needed to communicate in a clear and assertive way.
  • Learn aspects of the Cambridge Business English Certificate – Vantage (BEC) exam.
  • Work on team projects, collaborate and participate in group discussions.
  • Building a Career and Writing Goals.
  • Using Technology to Communicate (Speaking and Writing in the Age of Technology).
  • Culture and Manners in Corporate Communication.
  • Language for:
    • Business Travel
    • Marketing
    • Finance.
  • The Creative Language of Advertising.
  • Entrepreneurship: Communication for Self-Employment
  • English for International Markets / Free Trade
  • Understanding Fair Trade / Business Ethics

Students must have either:

  • TOEFL iTB® 45-46
  • TOEIC® 550
  • IELTS 4.5
  • Completed SSLC ESL-SF Level 3 or ESL-SC Level 6

Or, any recognized international English language equivalency test score or a pass on our entrance exam. Interview required.

  • Locations: Victoria, Vancouver & Toronto
  • Duration: 4 or 8 weeks
  • Hours: 26.5 hours per week
  • Schedule: Monday to Thursday - 9:00am to 3:30pm
  • Schedule: Friday 9:00am to 2:30pm
  • Class Size: 15 Students
  • Program Type: 4 weeks / 8 weeks (Certificate)
  • Start Dates: Weekly Intake