business english california

Business English Course
in San Diego and San Francisco

MAXIMUM 8 Students per Class!

The CISL Business English Course combines the Standard Course (9:00 - 12:40, Mon-Fri , 20 lessons) with Business English classes (1:30 - 3:10, Mon - Thurs., 8 lessons) for a total of 28 lessons.

Course Objectives

  • Business Communication Skills: learn how to lead and participate in meetings, build relationships, communicate clearly and concisely, report and analyze information, deliver news, make presentations, and more.
  • Topics in Business: comprehend and discuss topics related to leadership/management, ethics, international business, employees/labor, clients, and more; use appropriate business vocabulary.
  • Cultural Norms and Etiquette: learn how to communicate with business people from other cultures with tact. 

Key Features

  • Teacher Feedback: students receive frequent feedback from their instructors on their progress.
  • Small Classes: the maximum class size in the Business English Course is 8 students, so students get a lot of personal attention and feel comfortable in a small group. Learn more about why small classes are important.
  • Practical Activities and Assignments: class activities and assignments mimic tasks that students will encounter in real‐life situations so that students can confidently use English to communicate in business after leaving CISL.
Business English

San Diego: High‐Intermediate (B2) to Advanced (C2)
San Francisco: Lower‐Intermediate (A2) to Advanced (C2)

Maximum # of students per class 8
Lessons per week 8
Schedule Monday‐Thursday, 1:30 p.m. ‐3:10 p.m.
Start dates Any Monday
Course length Students can choose how long they want to stay in the course; the minimum is 2 weeks.
Language focus Business English

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Note: Students taking any 20‐lesson per week course and who are requesting an I‐20 for a student visa will also need to take either an Afternoon Elective or attend a 1.5 hour Study Hall session each week in order to meet the 18‐hour per week minimum requirement for the student visa. One lesson = 50 minutes. For more information about U.S. visas, please read the visa information here  or contact us directly using the online inquiry form.

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I love the way we learn English here. Teachers are very positive and their methods are really nice. My classes are so great! When I wake up in the morning, I am happy to go to school here.

Jeanne, FRANCE

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