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Why should we invest in English for business courses?

Global business relies on the English language especially in the areas of international trade and diplomacy. In order to grow and excel in your business, it is essential to have a workforce of individuals who can understand and speak English fluently. Statistics reflect that 83% of business leaders believe there’s a need for a global standard of English proficiency. Investing in English courses for your business can deliver more revenue, staff retention, networking opportunities in alternative countries and more differentiation from your direct competitors. Wall Street English have been teaching English for over 45 years and in that time we have developed an English course that includes detailed support for business English. With three different learning environments (in-company, in-center and individual) to choose from, your business will be provided with endless opportunities.

To find out more about our wide selection of English learning courses for your business,  please visit our Business English Courses section.

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What support is in place for businesses who enroll with Wall Street English?

At Wall Street English we provide exceptional support for businesses who enroll employees to learn English. If you wish to select our company option, our professional, dedicated and supportive team will visit your company at a convenient time, allowing you to fit the learning and training into your daily operations whilst also providing flexibility and efficiency. From a business perspective, we will support you with a full range of digital tools and reports that help to track employee progress and Return On Investment (ROI). If you opt to select one of our in center courses, employees will receive continuous support from personal tutors who are available at all times of the day and opportunity to practice in real-life situations in a safe and supportive environment. Employees will also have the opportunity to partake in the overall center experience from the moment they walk through the door.

To find out more about our wide selection of English learning programs for your business, please visit our Business English Courses section.

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What is included within the course fees?

At Wall Street English our course packages include a whole host of additional extras including small classes, one-to-one teacher-led classes, flexibility for your staff to learn online at their own convenience and at their own pace. Teachers will come to your company to teach when you want. You will also have the flexibility to customize your learning with the ability to choose personalized topics for complementary classes and social club classes. If there are particular topics which are more relevant for your business, these can be chosen; for example negotiations, presentations, business vocabulary, conference calls, meetings, email correspondence, etc.  You will also be provided with extra materials for case studies such as ForToday, which is an additional resource adapted from the Financial Times, additional online resources, CDs, DVDs, and digital workbooks.

Find out more about our steps to success in our Business English Courses section.

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How is the TOEIC course structured?

The TOEIC test is structured in two separate parts (the listening & reading test and the speaking & writing test). Students can select whether to complete both sections or just one.

Listening & Reading Test

Within the listening test, students will be required to answer questions based on a previous listening piece, which will consist of a series of photographs, short talks, conversations and simple questions. Throughout the reading test, students will be required to read several materials and then will work on the following tasks:

  • Complete sentences
  • Recognize errors
  • Answer comprehension questions

If a student wishes to complete the two sections as explained above, they can complete the following speaking and writing test.

Speaking Test Format

This test lasts 20 minutes during which different tasks are evaluated:

  • Reading a text aloud
  • Describing a picture
  • Answering questions
  • Providing the student with information about which they will have to answer questions
  • Expressing an opinion on a given topic

Writing Test Format

This test lasts 60 minutes during which the student has to:

  • Write a sentence based on a picture
  • Respond to a written request
  • Write an opinion essay

To find out further information about the TOEIC course, please view our TOEIC Test section.

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How will I benefit from completing a course in English speaking?

Nobody can deny that English is a dominant language for international communication. Many students wish to know the benefits of completing a course in English prior to enrolling. It’s beneficial in a number of different ways including work, education, and travel:

Work: Due to the globalized business economy, most companies require employees who can communicate well with international customers and the language of choice is English. By speaking English, you have a large number of opportunities to be hired by international businesses and once hired, you will experience endless opportunities for promotions and enjoy salary expectations. Being fluent in English demonstrates to potential employers that as an individual you have invested large amounts of time, resource, commitment and dedication to master a second language.

Education: English provides access to some of the word’s best universities – English is known as the language of higher education. Top universities such as Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge and MIT require you to speak fluent English.

Travel: English is spoken in many countries. It is a global language and is therefore beneficial to learn if you are planning to travel for leisure or for work.

To find out more about our wide selection of individual English learning programs, please visit our Learn English with us section.

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What advantages will I receive from improving my English?

Different scientific studies have shown how advantageous it is for the adult brain to learn a foreign language: it thickens a layer of neurons that are responsible for thought, language, memory, and consciousness. The following are several advantages that are associated with learning and improving your English:

  • Better cognitive flexibility: this means bilingual people can adapt themselves to a new or unexpected situation faster than monolinguals this is because learning a new language develops new areas of their mind and enhances their ability to focus and process information.
  • Improves memory and makes you a more conscious thinker: once you have come across new words or structures, you have to remember and apply them, an exercise that strengthens your memory and increases creativity.
  • Listening skills make the mind work at its peak: in order to hear, understand, interpret, and produce sounds typical of a new language, learners have to spot ambiguous information and distinguish relevancy from irrelevant data.
  • Increases attention and decision-making abilities: Any new language has expressions and idioms with different shades of meaning, which makes the learner be very careful as to what is appropriate for a certain situation and what would be offensive for the native speaker.
  • Multi-tasking skills: bilingual individuals develop skills to switch between two systems of speech, writing, and structure – those of their own language and those of the target language. Switching between different structures provides good multitasking attributes. 

To find out more about our wide selection of individual English learning programs, please visit our Learn English with us section.

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What will I learn within the Wall Street English conversational course?

Within English conversational courses, there are many different objectives, however, at Wall Street English we focus on helping our students develop conversational English skills. How? By carrying out different activities including:

  • Listening to dialogues or discussions by native speakers or English speakers of other native languages to help students understand different varieties of spoken English.
  • Conversational practice about everyday topics including family, friends, daily life, music, holiday, work, traditional and leisure activities etc.
  • Enlarge individuals vocabulary by learning new words and expressions.
  • Engage in activities to help students understand the meaning of conversations, improve their pronunciation, learn how to use and implement word stress and intonation, and acquire fluency.
  • Continuous practice to ensure students avoid feeling nervous or embarrassed when speaking English.

You may think learning English is impossible for you to achieve, perhaps because you have tried a number of traditional courses and experienced little improvement or progression. At Wall Street English, our modern and unique method will help you reach fluency in English speaking in a natural, flexible and efficient way.

To find out more about our wide selection of individual English learning courses, please visit our English Courses section.

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What are English Conversational classes?

English conversational classes are classes that help students to develop self-confidence when learning and speaking English. Our conversation classes also assist students in practicing their listening skills, learning new words and phrases to acquire fluency. Well-planned conversational classes include activities suited for the level of the students; they should focus on practical vocabulary and conversations to help students communicate efficiently, enlarge their vocabulary and practice structures.  

To find out more about our wide selection of individual English learning courses, please visit our English courses section.

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How can I improve my English listening skills?

A high number of our students at Wall Street English, seek to improve their overall English speaking skills. However, many hardly realize that speaking is closely related to listening and the more students listen to English, the more their speaking skills will improve. So, how can you sharpen your listening skills?

When you are listening focus on the speaker and try to avoid getting distracted by other things.

– Pay attention to the words spoken, to the intonation used and how the speaker stresses different words.

Listen to our unique Wall Street English podcasts: these will help you to improve your listening skills as well as your pronunciation.

Join conversation groups. At Wall Street English we regularly hold complementary classes and social club activities which will allow you to listen to other students and your native teacher. 

To find out more about our wide selection of individual English learning programs, please visit our Learn English with us section.

 

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What is Business English?

Business English focuses on vocabulary, expressions, and topics around business negotiations, presentations, conference calls, etc. Our business courses at Wall Street English are specifically designed to provide students with the essential tools to perform well in a world dominated by the global economy. It will teach them: business vocabulary, business expressions, business descriptions, business explanations and business documents – letters, e-mails, memos, brochures, articles, reports, etc. For students who wish to succeed within the competitive business environment, it is fundamental to develop practical principles of grammar and communicative skills to handle business transactions.

To find out more information about our selection of English business courses at Wall Street English, please visit our Business English Courses section.

 

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Who is the target market for Wall Street English?

At Wall Street English our courses cater for adults aged 17 and above but most importantly for anyone who wishes to improve their English skills and recognizes the value of English. Our typical clients include young professionals who are investing in their careers along with students who are looking to improve their English for academic studies and subsequent careers. Wall Street English also delivers a range of solutions for corporate instruction (B2B), as well as test preparation courses for common external examinations including IELTS, TOEFL, TOIEC, PTE-A.

To find out further information about the target market of Wall Street English, please head over to our Learn English with us section.

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