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Certificate in Business English (Beginner Level 1)

A.   Title of Course


Certificate in Business English (Beginner Level 1)


B.    Overview


The Certificate in Business English programme is designed for learners who have some background in English but wish to further improve their English proficiency level. The course focuses on specific language targets such as making presentations, writing emails, speaking on telephone and others to help students build fluency in their English language in a business environment.


C.   Objective


By the end of this course, students should be able to make effective presentations in Business English, accurately use the language of business negotiations or business communicate effectively in business meetings. It is incorporated with the use of business vocabulary in formal business and colloquial business jargon including recognize the features of different genres of business correspondence,  such as memorandums, emails, and business letters as well as business articles and essays that employ strategies to be a successful employee or employer in the workplace.


D.   Course Structure


a. Course Outline

The Certificate in Business English course focuses on speaking, reading, writing and listening of the English Language covering the following business aspects:

 1. Business Success;

 2. Marketing;

 3. Human Resource - Management Styles;

 4. Building Relationships;

 5. Managers and Acquisitions (M&A);

 6. Building Relationships;

 7. Job Satisfaction; and

 8. Customer Service.


Refer to Appendix 1 for details on the module/subject


b. Scope of Study


English Language skills in speaking, reading, writing and listening


c. Delivery Mode


Classroom lectures, tutorials and case studies


d. Commencement Dates / Intakes


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e. Course Duration


The course duration is 6 months of institutional training – Full-time

Maximum allowable period to complete the course is 12 months from date of course commencement


f. Class Period


Monday to Friday

5 sessions per week, 3 hours per session

15 contact hrs per week


g. Course Fees

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h. Payment Mode


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For further information or clarification, please call our Student Support   

Services Officer at +65 6221 0603


i. Assessments


Class Participation, Presentation and Course Work assignment


j. Assessment Methods


10%   Class Participation

30%   Presentation

60%   Course Work Assignment

k. Assessment Grading Criteria


No              Grade

1.            Distinction

2             Merit

3             Pass

​4.            Fail


l. Expected Examination Results Release Date


Assessment results shall be released within 3 months upon completion of the last assessment.


m. Qualification Award


Certificate in Business English (Beginner Level 1)



n. Graduation Requirements


Achieved at least a ‘Pass’ in the assessment


o. Teacher Qualifications


The Committee for Private Education (CPE) is duly notified on all teachers in Exerceo Business International College.  All teachers have the required qualifications. Please refer to Our Teachers list in the website for more details.

Average Teacher-Student Ratio is 1:30

Please note that the maximum number of students in the classroom is subjected to the maximum allowable seating capacity  

p. Progression Pathway


Certificate in Business English (Beginner Level 1)                    Certificate in Business English (Beginner Level 2) awarded by Exerceo Business International College 


 E. Entry Requirements


Age:   At least 16 years old


Academic:   Minimum 3 passes at GCE ‘O’ Level or Completion of High School or equivalent


Language Proficiency:   Pass in English at GCE ‘O’ Level or High School or regional equivalent

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