Professional English | Program Objectives

Professional English

professional English

Midwestern Career College’s Professional English course is for students who possess basic workplace skills but require additional English language skills specific to the workplace. This course provides an overview of business topics discussed and vocabulary used in English-speaking companies and organizations. Students will encounter a wide range of workplace situations and have opportunities for discussion and for the development of vocabulary, fluency, and confidence-building. 

* This program does not qualify for Title IV Financial Aid assistance.

Campus:Study format:Start date:Price:
Chicago MainTBA9/12/2022$1,500/term
Program Length: 180 hours/12 credits/1term (11 weeks per term)


This program is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE).

Program Objectives

After successfully completing this program/course, students should be able to:

  • Use key business English vocabulary, idioms, and phrasal verbs correctly.
  • Use context and/or word parts (e.g., common prefixes) to define unfamiliar vocabulary in higher-level (upper-intermediate and advanced) written business passages.
  • Identify main ideas and key supporting details in higher-level (upper-intermediate and advanced) written and spoken business passages.
  • Demonstrate understanding of higher-level (upper-intermediate and advanced) business articles and listening passages by correctly answering comprehension questions about them.
  • Apply target principles and key functional language used in business meetings, negotiations, presentations, and/or consensus-building (reaching agreement).
  • Apply target principles of English grammar and usage when conveying messages in English.
  • Write clear, courteous, correctly formatted, and grammatically correct e-mail, minutes, guidelines, press releases, and/or reports.
  • Identify cultural differences that commonly present challenges in cross-cultural business situations and offer solutions.

Program Objectives 

Students will build English workplace vocabulary and language skills enabling them to speak confidently as well as accurately write and interpret written and oral business-oriented English. More specifically, students will: 

  • Demonstrate English reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills at a level sufficient to communicate effectively with English speakers in work situations. 
  • Apply principles of effective interpersonal, cross-cultural, and nonverbal communication. 
  • Collaborate effectively with classroom work partners and in classroom work groups. 
  • Use clear and correct English to complete a variety of business-related written tasks, including emails, memos, agendas, minutes, summaries, and proposals. 
  • Promote one’s own skills and professional assets in documents written in English and oral interviews conducted in English. 

Admissions Contact Info


100 South Wacker Drive, LL 1-50
Chicago, IL 60606

312-236-9000 ext. 2


Business Hours:

Mon – Thu 9:00A.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Fri 9:00A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

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