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XEFL-310 Business Communications I

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Course Details

This course is designed for students who are either currently working professionals or for those who are seeking work. It follows a Case-Based Learning curriculum. This means that students will read several stories throughout the semester about business scenarios. They will work in groups to analyze the cases, discuss issues, and make decisions. Students will also get an opportunity to take on the role of someone involved in the case, which gives them a chance to reflect on the case’s impact on key players and stakeholders. 

A Case-Based Learning curriculum gives students an opportunity to refine their communication skills in the context of a realistic business scenario. In this course, students will work on giving descriptions, paraphrasing information, making recommendations, making apologies, asking for clarification, and giving an opinion. In addition, students will write formal emails. This course ends with short, individual presentations as well as a class debate.

Before taking this course, students should be able to communicate in a variety of basic situations and write short compositions in present, past, and future tenses. They should be able to understand familiar spoken and written texts.

Course Prerequisites

Mandatory Placement Requirement: 

All new and returning students are required to take a placement exam before classes begin to determine their correct placement into the course section. After completing registration, you will receive a payment confirmation email including your placement test appointment. If you are unable to attend at the appointed time, you must contact Continuing Studies English Program Officer Regan Carver at 202-687-4592 or CSEnglish@georgetown.edu immediately to make alternative arrangements.

Please note that your enrollment will not be complete until you take your placement test. All placement tests are held at the Georgetown Intercultural Center (ICC) building's English as a Foreign Language Computer Lab. Within one week after the placement test you will receive an email with your final course placement including building, classroom, and required textbooks.

Important:

The Continuing Studies English program reserves the right to move students to a different level of a course if placement test results or first class diagnostic testing warrants it. All such moves will be completed in the first week of classes with no additional charge to the student.

Please note: No student transfer requests will be accepted after Sept. 4 and there are no tuition refunds for withdrawals completed after Sept 12.

If your placement test results indicate that you do not meet the minimum English proficiency level required for admission to the Continuing Studies English (CSE) program, you will receive a 100% refund of your course tuition payment minus a nonrefundable $50 administrative fee per course enrolled.

Course Transfer, Drop & Withdrawal Policies: 

No transfer requests will be accepted after Sept. 4, 2017

The Continuing Studies English program reserves the right to move students to a different level of a course if placement test results or first class diagnostic testing warrants it. All such moves will be completed in the first week of classes with no additional charge to the student.

If your placement test results indicate that you do not meet the minimum English proficiency level required for admission to the Continuing Studies English (CSE) program, you will receive a 100% refund of your course tuition payment minus a nonrefundable $50 administrative fee per course enrolled.

Please Note: There are no tuition refunds for drops/withdrawals completed after Sept. 12, 2017.

If you have questions regarding test scheduling, contact Continuing Studies English Program Officer Regan Carver via telephone at 202-687-4592 or via email at CSEnglish@georgetown.edu.

Fall 2017 Refund Schedule:

  • Withdrawals/Drops that are completed by Aug. 24, 2017 are due a 100% refund minus a $50 admin fee.
  • Withdrawals/Drops that are completed between Aug. 25, 2017 and Sept. 12, 2017 are due a 75% refund minus a $50 admin fee.
  • No refunds are awarded for withdrawals/drops that are completed after Sept. 12, 2017.

Refunds will be credited back to the credit card used to make the payment 30 days after the drop has been processed. Please contact SCS Student Accounts at ccpestudentaccounts@georgetown.edu if you have questions about your refund payment.

Note: We do not allow deferred enrollment from one semester to another.

Application Instructions

 Fall 2017 Semester Course Registration Schedule:

 $450.......Early Discounted Registration..........................June 28 – August 9

 $500.......Regular Registration.........................................August 10 – 24

 $550.......Late Registration (includes 10% penalty).........August 25 – September 12

Visit the Continuing Studies English (CSE) program's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for detailed course registration instructions (link: HERE). For additional assistance, contact Continuing Studies English Program Officer Regan Carver at 202-687-4592 or CSEnglish@georgetown.edu.




Sections

XEFL-310 - 011 Business Communications I    
2017 - Summer 2017 Non-Credit   Status:  Enrollment Closed
Class:   Tue, Thu 7:00PM - 9:00PM
16 May 2017 to 11 Jul 2017
Number of Sessions: 16 Sessions
Contact Hours: 32.0
Cost:
No active tuition profiles.
Potential Discount(s):
CSE Early Registration - Fall 2017
 
Location:   Main Campus
Building:   Various
Section Notes:  To maintain your seat in the course, you must attend your assigned placement test time on Wed., May 10 at 7:00 pm or make alternate arrangements. Location and other details are included in a payment confirmation email you will receive after enrolling.