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Professional English Academy

The Professional English Academy offers advanced level professional and business English courses for non-native English speakers.

These Career-English courses are designed for professionals who are seeking to perfect and polish the English language skills they need at work. The program focuses on four areas of language competency: speaking, writing, pronunciation, and a thorough review of the grammatical structures of English. All courses meet during the evening from 6:30 to 8:30pm, once a week from Monday through Thursday.

The Professional English Academy is ideal for professionals with limited time who feel they can benefit from improving their accuracy and efficiency in communicating in English.

Oral interviews are required for Speaking and Pronunciation courses, and walk-in placement exams for Writing and Grammar. Prospective students in need of an oral interview should email the IELI at to schedule a phone interview and must provide a phone number where they can be reached.  Students administered the walk-in exam must place at level 6 for entry.

Speaking for Professionals $315 Mondays 6:30-8:30pm

For professionals who feel uncomfortable speaking in English at the office or at business gatherings, these courses will help boost your confidence. In this course, students will practice and perfect their oral communication skills in order to function more comfortably in a business setting. The class will focus on the following areas: summarizing and clarifying ideas at meetings, making professional presentations, interviewing skills, telephone skills and appropriate business language.


Grammar for Professionals $315 Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm

For professionals who would like to review advanced level English grammar so that they can feel more comfortable in both written and spoken communication in English. In this course, students will review advanced level grammar which will help them to improve their overall written and spoken accuracy in order to function more efficiently and feel more secure in a business environment.


Writing for Professionals $315 Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm

For professionals who wish to practice and improve their skills in written business communications while reviewing English grammar. In this course, students will analyze, practice and improve their skills in written business communication, including business letters, reports, memos, summaries, email messages, and meeting minutes, while reviewing and correcting necessary English grammar.


Pronunciation for Professionals $315 Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm

For professionals who feel that their pronunciation and/or intonation of American English interferes with their ability to communicate. In this course, students learn to identify their pronunciation difficulties and increase their accuracy in producing more native-like American English. This class will also focus on producing appropriate rhythms, intonation and stress in conversational English.



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