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Intensive Business Fundamentals

Intensive Business Fundamentals

Who should take this course?

This program is designed for professionals and students seeking to improve their English skills for the work place. Curriculum includes fundamentals of the English language classes, plus specialized courses in business communication, business writing, vocabulary, and grammar. Intermediate levels only of English proficiency (ELI core levels 103-104) may take this program. Student's English proficiency is determined during the first week of the program (week 0).

2014 Dates (click here for complete list of program dates):

  • January 6 - March 21
  • March 31 - June 13
  • June 23 - September 5
  • September 22 - December 5

Program Schedule:

  • Monday - Friday

  • Classes are held between 8:30 - 4:30 PM

  • 11 weeks - 25 hours per week (first week is testing, orientation & registration)

  • Schedule varies depending on level and classes chosen

Required Courses:

  • Core classes for fluency and grammar

  • Business skills development
  • Business writing (three hours of instruction required)

  • Six-hour business skills class providing:

    • business communication skills

    • American business vocabulary

    • class presentations

    • case studies

In addition to required courses, students choose nine hours per week from the following list:

  • Intermediate Academic Listening

  • Vocabulary Development

  • Conversation

  • Reading Skills

  • Intermediate Fluency and Presentation Skills

Note: This program can only be taken one time, and is strictly for students interested in learning English through business topics and skills development. This is primarily an English language program.

Cost (In U.S. Dollars):

Application Fee: $150 (nonrefundable)

FedEx fee: $50 (optional, but recommended)
2014 Tuition: $3,750

International Student Service Fee: $350
Books/Materials: Approximately $250

(Payment for all books and instructional materials CANNOT be made in advance and are to be purchased upon arrival at UC San Diego.)
Apply Now! Click here for the 2014 International Programs application.

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