BEC Class 2020 Batches



This course focuses on developing language communication skills in professional contexts. If you seek to enter or advance in your professions, this program can help you develop your professional communicative competence.

Key Features:
• Development of language skills with the introduction of business concepts.
• Boost your business writing skills with authentic business documents like emails, minutes and reports.
• International business environment simulation.
• Challenging activities in which you are asked to evaluate a real-life business dilemma.

Business English Communication Course covers these following essential modules:
- Business English Grammar and Vocabulary
- Speaking and Presentation Skills
- Business Writing Skill


Here are four learning stages of each module.

Introduction Focus Practice Task
The language is introduced
in a recorded conversation
or in a reading text.
There are questions to
check understanding of
the text.
The focus highlights the
main areas of the
language introduced in
the previous stage and
asks some questions
how we form and use
the language. The notes
in the Review section
help answer these questions.
The Practice stage has
activities to practise the
language from the
Introduction, using the
answers to the Focus
questions as a guide.
The aim is to practise
speaking and writing
as much as possible.
There are further
written practice exercises
in the Review.
The section ends with
a more open task to
practise speaking and
communicating in pairs
or groups.
More information about
the tasks may be given
at the back of the book
in the Task and activity


Topic Grammar and Vocabulary Speaking and Presentation Business Writing
Topic 1: Making Connections Grammar: Present simple and
Present continuous
Vocabulary: Social networks and
the internet
Networking: Describing work
Networking: Giving a short personal
Network with a group of people
Work Skills: Writing a professional
Target Readers: Choosing the correct
amount of information
Target Readers: Choosing the right
technical level
Target Readers: Planning the
Topic 2: International Design Grammar: Past Simple, Present Perfect
Simple, or Present Perfect
Vocabulary: Starting a new business;
phrasal verbs
Work skills: Team meetings
Work Skills: Checking progress;
delegating tasks
Writing a business article
Using precise technical vocabulary
Having a clear structure to follow
Topic 3: Future Lifestyles Grammar: will, may, might, be likely/possible
Vocabulary: The speed of change;
describing cause and effect
Networking: Making arrangements
Work Skills: Schedules and
future arrangements
Writing Emails 1: confirming
Layout for an email
Academic Writing 1: Cause and
Effect Text
Topic 4: Heritage Grammar: Making comparisons
Vocabulary: City descriptions;
-ing vs -ed adjectives
Work skills: Presentations 1:
Comparing data, Using visual aids
Work Skills: Giving opinions
Writing a Comparative Report
Explaining Details: How to be
Explaining Details: Features
and Benefits
Topic 5: Fashion and Function Grammar: Modal and related verbs
have to, must, need to,
be allowed to, can
Vocabulary: Colours and colour
idioms; prefixes
Work skills: Telephoning
Work Skills: Giving advice and
The Right Tone: Recognising and
using tone
The Right Tone: Varying tone with
words and expressions
The Right Tone: Varying tone using
sentence structure and sentence length
Topic 6: Using innovation Grammar: Past Simple, Past
Continuous, Past Perfect
Vocabulary: Water footprint;
noun formation
Work skills: Presentations 2:
structuring a talk
Work skills: Describing problems
and finding solutions
Writing a Report: Problem and
Structure and Organisation: Linking 1
-Connecting sentences
Structure and Organisation: Linking 2
-Sentence structure
Topic 7: Work styles and careers Grammar: Zero, 1st, and 2nd
Vocabulary: Money and finance
Work skills: Discussing and reaching
Writing Emails 2: job applications
Using appropriate, professional-
sounding language
Conveying a positive image without
appearing over-confident or arrogant
Avoiding basic careless mistakes
Topic 8: Processes Grammar: Passives-Present Simple,
Present Continuous, Present Perfect
Simple, Past Simple, will
Vocabulary: Product journey
Work skills: Time management
Work skills: Checking understanding
and clarifying
Language for Documents: Starting
off: Greeting, introduction and
Language for Documents: The main
part: Signalling intentions
Language for Documents: Finishing
off: Next steps, pre-closing and
Topic 9: The business of sport Grammar: Relative clauses
Vocabulary: Describing personal
qualities at work
Work skills: Job interviews
Work skills: Changing plans
Write Efficiently: Writlng clearly and
Write Efficiently: Writing transparently
Topic 10: Great partnerships Grammar: 3rd Conditional; should /
shouldn't have
Vocabulary: Changing careers;
-ing vs infinitive
Work skills: Teleconferencing and
Networking: Catching up
Write Efficiently: Writing quickly
Write Efficiently: Editing for accuracy:
Checking and correcting language
BEC Regular Class BEC Private Class
• Commitment: 72 sessions (2 sessions/week)
• Duration/session: 120 minutes

Typcial Schedules:
• Weekday evenings 20.30 - 22.30
• Weekend mornings 8.00 - 10.00
• Weekend afternoons 16.30 - 18.30
• Max 5 participants
• Commitment: 40-48 sessions (2 sessions/week)
• Duration/session: 120 minutes

Typcial Schedules:
• Weekday mornings 8.00 - 12.00
• Weekend mornings 8.00 - 10.00
• Weekend afternoons 16.30 - 18.30
• Max 1 participant

To enroll in BEC (Business English Communication), an interview with the instructor is necessary.
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