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What are English for Specific Purposes courses?

English for Specific Purposes (ESP) courses focus on developing English communication skills in a specific discipline, such as finance, marketing, management, human resources, engineering and strategic thinking. Emphasis is given to the language and communication requirements in a particular professional field. This field specific language communication training enables participants to master relevant communication and professional skills and, in so doing, meet the needs of industry locally and internationally.

Knowledge and technical know-how are clearly important, but these must be presented with an excellent standard of communication skills. After all, success is not only based on what you know but also on how you can communicate it. Indeed, communication skills are considered one of the best career enhancers. In fact, evidence suggests that employers in all occupational fields place greater value on employees’ communication skills than they do on their technical skills and rate it as a top priority for both securing and retaining employment.

So, join an ESP course and you will be able to:

  • access the specific vocabularies of your  company, industry and functional area and understand how to employ such vocabulary in specific business situations
  • Use appropriate style and tone for your professional discipline
  • Convert technical knowledge into compelling presentations and reports
  • Enhance your productivity, job performance and self-confidence
  • Advance your career

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