Do you want to improve your business vocabulary for an American workplace? Broaden your understanding of American business and workplace culture?

We can help!

Brooklyn Public Library offers free advanced business English conversation classes that will prepare you for success in the workplace and in business. If you are an immigrant professional with a university degree, a business owner or just exploring new career options, these classes are for you.

We help you build skills in:

  • Creating a professional resume, cover letter and an online profile
  • Exploring your local library and other community resources  
  • Talking about business and workplace matters   


What You Need to Know

Through small group instruction focused on teaching practical business writing, communication and public speaking skills, all classes are taught by volunteers with business experience. This part-time program for adults encourages students to work with their classmates, creating a supportive system that will continue after their lessons are completed. The Business English program is inspired by the We Are New York program, which helps newcomers improve their language skills in order to access health and social services employment and educational opportunities.

Participants must attend a registration session to enroll in a Business English classes. Participants are assessed at registration and placed in classes determined by language skills. The winter 2018 registration starts December 10th. Flyer with registration dates is available on the ESOL page or contact your local branch for more details.

Classes are once a week. Each class is approximately 3 hours per session and runs for 11 weeks.

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