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Business English Program

Business English Program

The English Language Institute at Unviersity of Houston-Downtown offers many options to meet your business English needs. Starting in early 2015, we will be offering both evening and weekend courses to target specific skills essential for success in business. These courses will focus on skills such as making presentations in English, business writing, cross-cultural communication for international bsuiness and verbal fluency.
In addition, we have the unique ability to design specific training to help you achieve your personal language goals. We can meet with you to discuss the exact areas you wish to improve and to create a personalized course just for you or your company. This personalized training can either take place at University of Houston-Downtown, or at your own office in the Houston area.

For more information, or to set up a meeting to discuss which option best suits your needs, send us an email at or call 713-221-8151.

For more information, please choose between the following business English courses:

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Stephen Cook, Business English Coordinator

Michelle EstepMr. Cook is a native Houstonian with a strong background in education, communication, and international concerns. His business English teaching career began in Hamburg, Germany in 2005, where he built a strong foundation in teaching and language consulting. He worked for various international corporations throughout northern Germany as a language consultant and translator, then moved into a teaching position at the Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel, Germany, where he focused on business English and communicative skills. After 11 years and the completion of a second master's degree, Mr. Cook returned to Houston and has joined the exceptional English Language Institute teaching staff here at University of Houston-Downtown. Mr. Cook states, "My interests in language teaching are centered heavily in business English and in utilizating the most modern approaches to designing communicative and effective classroom activities." His goal is to develop, refine and deliver an outstanding business English training program here at UHD, focusing on the specific and individual needs of international businesses and international business professionals, both in the Houston area and beyond.




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