The Language Connection (TLC) exemplifies St. John’s University's commitment to international education and to the promotion of global understanding. Our mission is to provide learners with quality language instruction, while helping them gain the academic skills and cultural knowledge necessary for their success in academic programs at St. John’s University and other academic institutions, and in their future professional and personal lives. With program locations in Queens and Manhattan, students can choose what works best for their individual situations.
TLC makes every effort to provide our students with an optimal learning environment, including the most effective pedagogical methods and instructional materials, the latest technology, and modern classroom and living facilities.
TLC fully supports and promotes the ongoing professional development of our faculty and staff in order to stay at the forefront of changing trends in the field of international education and the teaching of English as a second language.
Our intensive English program connects the classroom to the real world, focusing on the English you will need to communicate effectively in academic, business, or personal settings. In our classes, we use up-to-date technology tools to talk about today’s news; help you write clear, organized emails and essays; and improve your comprehension of movies, conversations and lectures. Our methods – like our materials – are new and fresh, and will help you achieve your goals.
The Language Connection is dedicated to helping students after regular class times by offering many program extras, and our online application is available in multiple languages.
Full-time students are eligible for I-20s. (For more information on I-20 application requirements, click here.) Our part-time program lets you choose one, two, or more classes per week. Our programs help you learn to communicate in the real world, whether your focus is on academic advancement, business success, or social situations.
Location Choice: campuses in Manhattan and Queens
Tuition: reasonably priced courses - $1890 for intensive, 7-week sessions
Conditional Admission to St. John's University: available for qualified students who complete our full-time program
Au Pairs: each course qualifies for CEUs (continuing education units) towards your educational requirement
Free or low-cost excursions around NYC to see the sights and experience NYC culture and life
Free conversation partners who help students to improve their speaking and listening skills
Free student workshops on topics such as How to Write the College Application Essay, Tips for Summary Writing and The Art of Small Talk
Business English programs and courses are offered at St. John’s Manhattan campus, home of St. John’s School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science, and the International Insurance Society headquarters. Its proximity to the business and financial hubs of the city, as well as the resources available to program participants within our facilities combine to provide the optimal environment for business professionals to enhance their language skills and cultural knowledge.
More and more multinational companies have adopted English as their language for conducting business. The challenge is that not all employees have had sufficient language training or have gained the confidence needed to navigate their way through the necessary language transactions they face every day.
Global English for Business Executives is designed to help non-native English speaking business leaders refine their English skills and cultural competence in order to communicate more effectively and easily in the global business environment.
Speaking in the Business World
Knowing what to say and how to say it may be the determining factor to a business’s success or failure. In this course, business executives will gain confidence communicating in English by engaging in role plays, mock interviews, formal and informal oral presentations, and simulated meetings to hone the English communication skills and culture-specific practices they will need in the global business environment.
Business Writing (memos, emails, reports, proposals)
The business world demands that written communication be clear and concise. In this course, business executives will learn and practice a system for writing that helps them generate and outline their ideas effectively and efficiently in emails, memos, short reports, and proposals. Business vocabulary and jargon are emphasized for more precise expression.
Grammar for Business Writing
In a business setting, accurate, fluid written communication is essential for clarity of meaning and the impression the writer wants to make. In this course, business executives will examine and correct troublesome grammar structures that are particular to non-native writers of English.
Courses can be created around the specific vocabulary and idiomatic expressions required for certain business groups. Such highly customized courses might necessitate sending a team member to sit in on corporate meetings – or other company interactions -- to identify the terminology to be used in materials for this course. The cost of highly customized courses will be determined depending on what is required to design such courses.
For information about program and course, costs, and schedules, please contact us at 212-277-5180 or [email protected]
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