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Business English Program

Business English Program

To thrive in today’s multilingual work setting, international business professionals and job seekers must be able to converse confidently, precisely and effectively in English-speaking situations. The University of Houston-Downtown offers many program options to help you improve English skills for professional purposes. Our range of services offers something for everyone and every budget, so choose the program that is right for you!



Wednesday Evening Business English Series

Come be a part of the new and exciting Wednesday Evening Business English series for international business professionals. This six-week series targets the language needs of international business professionals in the Houston area. The Wednesday Evening Business English series begins February 2015 at the University of Houston Downtown campus.
We will focus on the following areas: 

  • Cross-cultural communication
  • Business writing
  • Industry-specific vocabulary
  • Negotiating
  • Presentation skills
  • Verbal fluency
Program Benefits

Flexible hybrid course – The Wednesday Evening Business English series is offered in a convenient hybrid delivery format, blending eight hours of online learning with twelve hours of face-to-face instruction delivered in two-hour classes each Wednesday for six weeks.

Online preparation materials – Participants complete approximately eight hours of coursework online throughout the course, which ensures that the most essential business English communication principles, grammar and vocabulary are covered before class. 

Convenient learning options – The flexible delivery method of this course enables busy working professionals to complete coursework at their own pace, whenever and wherever it is most convenient for them. 

Highly trained instructors – Our business English instructors are all highly trained, hold master’s degrees, and have years of professional experience in the field of language education.

Program Schedule:

    • Wednesday
    • 6- 8 p.m.
    • Two hours per week
    • Six weeks duration


    Private Business English Training

    The Private Business English Training program offers tailor-made corporate English training designed to meet specific needs in virtually any industry. Providing an immediate solution, this service is the most flexible and efficient way to target a trainee’s individual language learning needs. We also offer personalized seminars and workshops to area businesses and their employees. Training can take place at UHD or at a trainee’s office in the Houston area. Course duration and content can be tailored for each client individually.

    We will focus on the following areas: 

    • Presentations
    • Negotiations  
    • Business writing (email writing, technical writing, reports, etc.)
    • Cross-cultural communication
    • Intensive training for business events (e.g. conference, job interview, etc.)


    Program Benefits

    Immediate solution – The Private Business English-Training program offers an immediate solution to an immediate business-English need.

    Flexible options – We offer personalized and flexible training for all sectors and purposes. Flexible times and days are available at your convenience.

    English levels – We offer private training for basic to advanced language trainees. We have the unique ability to design specific training to help you achieve your personal language goals.

    Highly trained instructors – We offer one highly qualified instructor per trainee to help you improve your business English.

    For pricing information, please contact the Business English Coordinator, Stephen Cook, at 713-221-8151.


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    For more information, or to set up a meeting to discuss which option best suits your needs, send us an email at or call 713-221-8151.

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