Business English for International Professionals

UBC Award of Achievement Program

The ability to articulate your thoughts and ideas clearly, as well as interact effectively with colleagues in a concise and accurate manner is a key competency for achieving success in the Canadian workplace. For professionals who are immigrants to Canada and non-native English speakers, this can present a challenge.

The UBC Award of Achievement in Business English for International Professionals teaches you how to communicate appropriately in a Canadian English-speaking business environment, gain confidence in public speaking and presentations, and learn common terms used in business English. This part-time English as a second language (ESL) program offers you the flexibility to learn and improve these skills around your schedule.

  • Courses are offered on a part-time basis and take place at UBC Robson Square in downtown Vancouver
  • Requires completion of 6 courses over 18 months
  • Costs between $1,900 and $2,100
  • Accepts applications on an ongoing basis
  • After completing this program you can expect to have a good foundation of Canadian business English terminologies, and the confidence to communicate and interact with colleagues and clients effectively in the Canadian workplace

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