Georgetown School of Continuing Studies (SCS)
640 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 687-8700

Center for Continuing and Professional Education
640 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 687-8700

XEFL-312 Business Communications III

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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 comparing and contrasting alternate options and opposing views, taking notes in a group meeting, expressing a well-structured opinion with supporting reasons, and evaluating a service or product. In addition, students will write a formal business letter. This course ends with individual persuasive presentations.

Before taking this course, students should be able to speak in paragraph-length discourse in both informal and formal situations. They should be able to use detailed examples to support their opinions and preferences. They should also be able to write several paragraphs with clear connections between ideas. In addition, students should be able to understand the main idea and many details in straightforward spoken and written texts.

Course Prerequisites

Important Placement Test Information: All new and returning students must take a placement test to participate in the program. The test’s time, date and location are included in a payment confirmation email you will receive after enrolling.

If you are unable to attend your assigned placement test, you must contact Continuing Studies English Program Officer Regan Carver at 202-687-4592 or to make alternative arrangements.

Application Instructions


Summer 2017 Semester Course Registration Schedule:
$405.......Early Registration (includes 10% discount)....Mar. 1 - Mar. 31
$450.......Regular Registration........................................Apr. 1 - Apr. 27
$495.......Late Registration (includes 10% penalty).......Apr. 28 - May 5


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


XEFL-312 - 011 Business Communications III    
2017 - Summer 2017 Non-Credit   Status:  Available
Class:   Tue, Thu 7:00PM - 9:00PM
16 May 2017 to 11 Jul 2017
Number of Sessions: 16 Sessions
Contact Hours: 32.0
No active tuition profiles.
Location:   Main Campus
Building:   Various
Section Notes:  Note: To maintain your seat in the course, you must attend your assigned placement test time on Thu., May 11 at 7:00 pm or make alternate arrangements. Location and other details are included in a payment confirmation email you will receive after enrolling.