Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, our program has been postponed. Please contact us for details.

English is the language of business. Many international companies – Airbus, Daimler-Chrysler, Fast Retailing, Nokia, Renault, Samsung, SAP, Technicolor, Microsoft in Beijing, Rakuten, and more – have mandated English as their official corporate language. These companies understand that, in a global network of customers, suppliers, and other partners, it makes sense to share a common language.

In this intensive 2-week course offered through U.C. Berkeley’s College Writing Programs, you will explore the topics that matter most in business communication, from networking, negotiating, interviewing, marketing and more, through a variety of hands-on, interactive, content-based classroom activities. You will also improve your language abilities and practice the skills essential for academic success in higher education.

Program Dates: TBD


Program Fees: TBD*

*2021 program fees will be determined.

Program features, services, and amenities:


Engaging content-based learning activities and projects that allow you to explore and apply strategies for successful communication in a variety of business contexts

Sustained practice in academic skills such as critical thinking and public speaking

Classes taught by experienced U.C. Berkeley professors

Intensive 80-hour program (equivalent to a half-semester of coursework)

Individualized feedback and resources to refine your language skills

Mentorship and tutoring from U.C. Berkeley undergraduate student advisors

Workshops on college admissions, classroom communication, and more

Official U.C. Berkeley Certificate upon program completion

Guided tours of the San Francisco Bay Area, with transportation included: Lombard Street, Fisherman’s Wharf, Legion of Honor Museum, de Young Museum, premier shopping centers, and more

Housing located steps from the Berkeley campus, with chaperones, evening meals, linen service, high-speed Internet access, and common areas to relax and chat with friends

Transportation between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and your residence in Berkeley



Program Schedule:

Week One Schedule

Morning 9:30am – 12:00pm Afternoon 2:00pm – 4:30pm
M Orientation + Campus Tour Workshop- Speaking in the Berkeley Classroom: Oral skills for Higher Education
T Introduction to course
Theoretical approaches to entrepreneurship
Case studies: Entrepreneurship and innovation
W Branding Case Studies: Branding
Th Workshop: Online Resources for academic success Marketing
F Case studies: Marketing Fieldwork Trip


Week Two Schedule

Morning Afternoon
M The start-up economy Case Studies: start ups
T Leadership and management Workshop- Choosing a major
W Business models for a virtual world Fieldwork Trip
Th Case Studies: Blended business models Workshop- Writing the personal statement / US college applications
F Showcase + Lunch + Graduation