English for Business Program in Canada - ELS 

English for Business - Canada

About the program

Develop the English communication skills you need to be competitive in global business. The ELS English for Business program is designed for effective communication in real business situations – you will receive instruction in workplace skills, intercultural communication skills, and relevant business discussion topics – so you can be sure you are prepared for success. This program is recommended for people ages 18 to 25.


  • Key Language Skills: Speaking, Listening, Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading, and Writing
  • Key Workplace Skills: Giving presentations, negotiating, participating in meetings, networking, writing emails, and more
  • Key Intercultural Communication Skills: Power and distance, nonverbal communication, directness, views of time, and more
  • Discussion Topics: Management styles, team building, job satisfaction, communications, business relationships, strategy, finance, marketing, training, project management, ethics, and more
Course Structure

English for Business is made up of six unique modules, each four weeks long. You may register for any number of modules.

In each module, you will:

  • Give presentations
  • Listen to professional interviews
  • Read news articles
  • Discuss current issues and events
  • Write business correspondence

English for Business

  • Age Requirements
    • 18+
  • ELS Levels Covered
    • 7 Levels: 106 (High Intermediate) to 112 (Masters)
  • Maximum Students / Class
    • 15
  • Number of Centers Offered
    • 2
  • Lessons / Week 
    • 30
    • 50 minutes each Monday – Friday with Friday afternoons free. 20 Lessons in General English and 10 in Business English
  • Number of Weeks for each ELS Level
    • 4
  • Start Dates Annually
    • 13


ELS Vancouver (ID-04002) is designated by the Private Training Institutions Branch of British Columbia. Any program listed on this page, when contracted for more than 6 months or $4000 in tuition, is considered a PTIB approved program. Please visit www.privatetraininginstitutions.gov.bc.ca for more information.



ELS offers 12 proficiency levels (Beginner to Masters), as well as placement testing to determine the level that best fits your abilities. At the end of every four-week session, if you successfully meet your level's requirements, you will move up to the next level. As you progress through the levels, your courses build upon the skills you learned in the lower levels and become more complex.
Levels 106
  • Communicates facts and opinions
  • Discusses and argues in a culturally acceptable way
  • Understands most questions and statements at normal speaking speed
  • Carries on conversations with native speakers
  • Uses English to shop, order food in restaurants and ask for directions
Levels 107/108/109
  • Communicates effectively in most social situations
  • Understands a wide range of idioms
  • Maintains extended conversations with native speakers
  • Participates fully in most conversations
Levels 110/111/112
  • Speaks and understands English with ease
  • Conducts business competently in English


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