The average class size for the Professional English Program is between two and four students.
Where do the majority of students in the Professional English Program come from?
The Professional English Program is composed of students from a variety of nationalities, mainly from Western European countries such as Spain, France, Italy, and Germany, as well as Asia, mainly Japan. There are also students coming from South America, Central America, and Eastern Europe.
In what kind of industries do the students in this program work?
Participants in the Professional English Programs come from all types of fields, including marketing, medicine, law, consulting, engineering, accounting, Human Resources, education, media, IT, non-profit, government employees, and many others.
Typically, how old are most of the participants in the program?
The Professional English Program, as opposed to the general English Program, has an average student age that is a little older with more experience. The statistics from 2005 place the average age of students at 38 years old.
What level of English do I need for the Professional English Program?
The Professional English Program is an upper-intermediate to an advanced program. Only students with high-level English skills are encouraged to enroll.
What kinds of subjects are covered in the program?
This course covers a wide range of business and professional-level skills. Conducting meetings, negotiations, telephoning, presentations, socializing, writing, note-taking, and interviewing are some of the main topics that are developed through critique, role-plays, and case studies.
Is it better to take the Full-Time Professional course, or the combination Professional and Private course?
Both the Full-Time Professional course and the Combination Professional and Private course are good options. The Full-Time Professional course allows students to fully explore a wide range of topics in a group setting. The Full-Time Professional option includes excursions, role-plays, and in-depth analysis of case studies. The Full-Time Professional course option offers a morning and afternoon instructor. This creates variety in the program and gives students the chance to enrich their understanding of professional English usage through the interaction and exchange with other students. However, the Combination program allows students the diversity of studying in a group format for half of the day, and focusing on specific needs in a private lesson setting for the other half of the day. This program provides students with a small, dynamic group setting, as well as the opportunity to concentrate on the students' individual needs.