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English for International Business Communication (EIBC) is offered at two levels and is designed to develop students’ confidence to use English to communicate in real world business situations. Students must meet course entry requirements to apply.

EIBC teachers are highly experienced and have a keen interest in business English teaching as well as practical business experience. 
 
Course Outcomes
EIBC enables students to:
  • Write business correspondence and reports
  • Actively contribute to business meetings
  • Deliver formal business presentations
  • Gain knowledge of current business terminology and communication practices.  

 

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Course Content
Class exercises and projects are based on a weekly theme such as Setting up a Business, Team Building, Negotiation, Marketing or Customer Service.
 
EIBC classes use modern course books as well as real-world listening and reading materials from the media, the internet and business journals.
 
Course modules include:
  • Business English Skills
    Development of speaking, listening, reading & writing skills
  • Business Correspondence
    Including reading and writing resumes, letters, memos, faxes, emails and promotional materials as well as appropriate language for business reports
  • Audio-Visual
    Development of listening skills and business vocabulary using current television programs
  • Business Presentation Skills
    Development of speaking, research and computer skills through preparing and delivering group and individual PowerPoint presentations
  • Case Studies/Business Meetings
    Class role-plays and case studies using the weekly course theme to simulate real-life business experiences
  • Grammar in a Business Context
    Grammar instruction based on class needs
  • Business Visits
    A visit to a workplace or trade show to meet and speak with real businesses and business people (one visit per 5-week session)
  • Listening & Notetaking
    A business lecture given by a university lecturer, business professional or business English teacher (three lectures per 5-week session) 
Assessment & Certification
Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing tests are held at the end of each 5 week session. For more information about assessment and certification click here.
 
Students are also required to adhere to the ICTE-UQ Attendance Policy.
 
Students who want to learn more about how many weeks they will need to study English to achieve a target IELTS test score can click here.
Course Information
Course Levels
EIBC I Higher Intermediate (CEFR B2.2)
EIBC II Advanced (CEFR C1)
Entry Requirements
EIBC I

IELTS: 5.0 (Speaking & Writing: 5)
TOEFL iBT: 56 (Speaking: 15; Writing: 17)
TOEFL PBT: 500 (Writing: 55/4)
PTE: 42 (Speaking & Writing: 42)
or completion of ICTE-UQ GE Level 5 with a pass in each macro skill*

EIBC II IELTS: 5.5 (Speaking & Writing: 5.5)
TOEFL iBT: 70 (Speaking: 17; Writing: 19)
TOEFL PBT: 530 (Writing: 57/4)
PTE: 49 (Speaking & Writing: 49)
or completion of ICTE-UQ EIBC I or GE Level 6 with a pass in each macro skill*
*or equivalent as determined by ICTE-UQ. All students are tested on their first day at ICTE-UQ to determine their course and class level.
Duration 5, 10, 15, 20, 30 weeks (students usually spend 10 weeks at each course level)
Tuition 20 hours face-to-face classes and five hours of SKILL-UP directed self-access learning each week

 

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