Business English Work & StudyThe Business English Work Study Program is offered in 40 to 72 weeks fulltime programs, comprising 50% language and 50% paid or non-paid work experience. This course helps reinforce the communication ability of students in a business context and gain work experience in Canada.
- Start any Monday
- Guaranteed 3 interviews
- C30 Work permit for whole program
Course ContentThis course has been designed by experienced business professionals and is for students who need to use English for international business. In the program case studies and class projects involving work-related situations enhance students’ reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.
Language ProgramThe Language component is composed of an Intensive English Language program (optional 6 levels) and/or Cambridge Exam Preparation (FCE, CAE) program followed by the mandatory 12 week Business English Program.
Paid InternshipIn our Internship Program students will experience a Canadian work environment, get to know colleagues from other countries, enhance their language abilities and expand their career horizons. The unpaid or paid Internship, is monitored, has specific learning goals and is an essential component of the BEWS program.
After assessing the student’s language skills, educational training, work experience, and personal interest, we will arrange a suitable placement. We work closely with each student to place with a company that fits their goals, interests and personality.
The average work hours for internship are 20 hours per week
Placements will depend on English level, education and experience.
Remuneration and pay rate (the minimum wage of $10.25/hour is guarantee by law in BC) will be affected by English communication ability, previous work experience and education.
Program BenefitsIntegrates the practical use of Business English with cross cultural communication in the workplace.
Provides a possible paid internship (based on availability)
Includes a specialized work experience directly aligned to the student’s field of study or profession.
Enhances advanced English skills by providing real-life communication practice in a professional environment.
Assists in obtaining references from host employers that are of enormous benefit when seeking employment.
Targeted Employment TrainingAll BEWS students will have Targeted Employment Training at the Canadian College of English Language. Instruction will be given in the following areas: formulating an appropriate curriculum vita, writing a convincing covering job letter, making an effective presentation and impressing an employer at a “job interview”.
RequirementsWe expect students to meet the following criteria before we can accept them in the BEWS program:
Students must be 18 years of age or over.
Students must obtain a C30 Work/Study Permit.
Students must meet the following English level requirements:
40 weeks program: English 130
48 weeks program: English 125
56 weeks program: English 120
64 weeks program: English 115
72 weeks program: English 110
English Level Assessment: Students are required to take the CCEL on-line written test and have apre-screening interview.
Students will be required to submit a resume and a letter of motivation, Word Format, detailing their skills and qualifications.
Students must have a realistic expectation of the internship position. Eg We are unable to find management position of any kind.
Students must be motivated, flexible and have a professional attitude.