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Professional English Certificate

The Professional English Certificate is designed for professionals who are seeking to perfect and polish the English language skills they need at work. The program focuses on three areas of language competency: writing, pronunciation/speaking, and grammar. All courses meet during the evening from Monday through Thursday or Saturday mornings. The certificate is ideal for professionals with limited time who feel they can benefit from improving their accuracy and efficiency in communicating in English. The Saturday schedule will run for 15 weeks, during the Fall I and II semesters. Each class will run for 5 weeks with 4 hours of class time per week. Students who want to complete the certificate program may do so combining the Saturday classes with evening classes or completing the 15-week program on Saturdays.

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Professional English Certificate* (EVE/PEBC)

Certificate: $1300; Individual Courses: $550 each/ 5 weeks
Levels: Advanced, 6-8


Classes will concentrate on:

Pronunciation for Professionals (PECADRV)
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.
Section 1: Tuesday & Thursday, 7:40-9:40pm (Nov. 5- Dec. 10)
Section 2: Saturday, 12:30-4:30pm (Available Spring I 2016)

Grammar for Professionals (PECADGR)
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.
Section 1: Monday & Wednesday, 5:30-7:30pm (Nov. 9- Dec. 9)
Section 2: Saturday, 12:30-4:30pm (Oct. 10- Nov. 7)

Writing for Professionals (PECADWR)
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.
Section 1: Tuesday & Thursday, 5:30pm-7:30pm (Nov. 9- Dec. 9)
Section 2: Saturday, 12:30-4:30pm (Nov. 14- Dec.19) Skips 11/28


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.


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