Advanced Business English Short Course – Online | Academy of Knowledge

Advanced Business English

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Sharpening your command of English will contribute in a variety of ways to your professional (and personal) development. The Advanced Business English MDL short course is designed to enable the busy professional to master the essentials of accurate and correct English quickly and conveniently (through concentrated learning and consistent daily application).
The central aim is to promote effective and efficient communication in the professional context, focusing on practical and technical precision. The course aims to equip people with essential knowledge and skills in formal written and spoken English, and to cultivate an orientation of developing these in everyday practice.
The course is modified depending on the country in which you are professionally active. In the American and Canadian contexts, for instance, ‘American English’ (rather than ‘British English’) must be consistently used. In the context of all the Commonwealth countries, on the other hand, ‘British English’ must be consistently used.

The course is specifically designed for:

  • Leaders and managers
  • Business or legal professionals

The benefits of enhanced English skills:

  • Effective and efficient communication (most importantly).
  • Preventing negative perceptions due to grammatical errors and/or inappropriate tone or usage.
  • Enhancing the overall quality of oral presentations and written reports/documents.
  • Depending on your particular professional context, professional credibility could also
    Select Course be promoted through your command of language in your oral and written communications (by applying the appropriate tone and register/‘pitch’).
  • Finally, in the academic context, English writing skills are indispensable in producing quality assignments, dissertations and theses.

All short courses are completed individually through technology-enhanced distance learning. You do not need to attend any classes. You have access to your lecture videos and other material on a weekly basis, and all your assignments are submitted online.

The 2017 fee is R 8, 800.00. Persons based outside South Africa are charged the equivalent of the fee amount in GBP (pounds sterling) at current exchange rates. Payment of fees must be effected before access to the course. In special cases, an arrangement can be made for payment in two to three instalments.

Short courses are available internationally. A new cycle of short courses starts every quarter (i.e. January, April, July, and October). Please see the top right of the current page for the next start date of this short course. Although it is best to register as soon as possible before the start date, you may still join the course up to one week following the start date. If you miss that latest intake date (i.e. one week after the start date), you will be able to join the next cycle in the following quarter.

You will complete a selection of exercises in preparation for your final examination (submitted online). A certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the course. Should you achieve a distinction (75% or higher), this will be so indicated on your certificate.