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Workplace English as a Foreign Language (EFL)

Most employees who grew up speaking a language other than English are eager to increase their skills in speaking English.  They know that improving these skills will help them to become more valuable to their employer and accelerate advancement opportunities.  To meet the needs of these employees and their organizations, the Center for Business and Industry provides high quality EFL (English as a Foreign Language) training that is customized to fit your organization’s needs.


Our Workplace EFL Programs emphasize the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, with specialization in vocabulary and American expressions (slang and idioms) used every day.  EFL training is commonly delivered to groups of individual employees who speak several different native languages.

There is often a special need for employees to learn vocabulary used in your workplace, for example, banking or manufacturing terminology.  We work with management to identify and offer that specific terminology.  We also work with your employees to improve cultural sensitivity.


For more information, or to schedule an on-site training program in Workplace EFL or SFL, contact the Center for Business and Industry at (508) 929-8010 or by email at CBI@worcester.edu.


If you are interested in on-campus courses in English as a Foreign Language, contact the Intensive English Language Institute at (508) 929-8120 or visit the IELI website (see link to the right).

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