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General & Business English Courses

for Private and Company Programs

The following course descriptions can be applied to both private and company English. The difference in the courses is company English discussions focus on business applications and private English discussions focus on everyday life. The General English courses are a regular feature in companies who need their employees to use the four English skills in order to be competitive in the business environment.

The Private English program ranges from First Graders to Adults and is taught at your location and times of your choice. The program entails General English, Writing, Conversation and IELTS/TOEFL preparation for Grade 11 and up for university studies.

The SIB School In-Company Business English program entails many courses designed to enable optimal learning in the business environment. We have custom courses to meet your specific training needs and programs, whether that is increasing Business Writing skills, Presentation skills, General English skills or Communication skills. SIB School is here to provide solutions to your training requirements.

Contact us for a free presentation and consultation.

Our Materials

We use the best and latest materials to train in our English courses. Our contemporary topic materials are from Pearson-Longman, all time tested to be effective in English Foreign or Second Language studies, utilizing both British and North American English. CDs using various English speakers are provided for diverse listening skills building.

Course List

Business English

These courses build self-confidence and prepare the student to speak up and speak out in meeting and within the office. Analytic skills and confidence building, while learning Idioms, phrases, expressions, grammar and business vocabulary, will strengthen the students’ ability to communicate in our global business society. The final objective of improving fluency and effectiveness in all four English skills will be met by the end of this course.

Interactive Business Case Studies

36 hour Course
Minimum Pre-Intermediate (B1 CEFR) proficiency required Video / audio resources; Both Native English speaker and Indonesian facilitators The focus and goal of "Interactive Business Case Studies" is to improve the oral fluency of students, learn how to write effective executive summaries, strengthen speaking in a 'debating / positioning / conversational' situation with confidence, understand reading comprehension utilizing today's global topics, enhance listening skills, focusing on the business domain, utilize English Idioms, phrases, expressions, slang, jargon and business vocabulary, reinforce grammar skills, build the students' confidence to use English in a business environment comfortably, The scope of this 36-hour course is based on the actual contemporary business cases where students will read the case for a full understanding and from that they will develop a persuasive written Executive Summary. Each student will have the opportunity to present an assigned case to the class Followed by an interactive class discussion defending both pro and con positions of the case.

Interactive Business Case Studies

36 hour Course

Minimum Pre-Intermediate (B1 CEFR) proficiency required

Video / audio resources; Both  Native  English  speaker  and Indonesian facilitators

The focus and goal of "Interactive Business Case Studies" is to

  • improve the oral fluency of students
  • learn how to write effective executive summaries
  • strengthen speaking in a 'debating / positioning / conversational' situation with confidence
  • understand reading comprehension utilizing today's global topics
  • enhance listening skills, focusing on the business domain
  • utilize English Idioms, phrases, expressions, slang, jargon and business vocabulary
  • reinforce grammar skills
  • build the students' confidence to use English in a business environment comfortably

The scope of this 36-hour course is based on the actual contemporary business cases where students will read the case for a full understanding and from that they will develop a persuasive written Executive Summary.

Each student will have the opportunity to present an assigned case to the class Followed by an interactive class discussion defending both pro and con positions of the case.

Interactive Conversation

30 hours (can be extended repeatedly)
If your employees, in the course of their position, must communicate with English speaking colleagues or customers, this course assures a clear and professional message. This is good for sales staff and managers as well as employees who need to communicate in English anywhere in their job. Material: The materials used for our conversation courses vary from beginner to intermediate level proficiencies. They consist of the Pearson-Longman Impact Series which have a unique 4-step approach to building student’s confidence in self-expression. Step 1: Situation, Step 2: What do you think?, Step 3: Extending the Topic, Step 4: Sharing My Ideas, The Audio CDs utilize many English speakers, both native and second language speakers to give our students a varied range of accents and speaking styles. In addition, we also use the ”Side-by-Side” series by Pearson-Longman that takes students from beginner levels to intermediate levels using simple methods such as repetition in building vocabulary, pronunciation, and speaking skills. This material consists of two packages; textbooks and workbooks. This material is also equipped with an audio program that can improve and familiarize students with listening in English. Adults as well as kids love it.

Interactive Conversation

30 hours (can be extended repeatedly)

If your employees, in the course of their position, must communicate with English speaking colleagues or customers, this course assures a clear and professional message. This is good for sales staff and managers as well as employees who need to communicate in English anywhere in their job.

Material:

The materials used for our conversation courses vary from beginner to intermediate level proficiencies. They consist of the Pearson-Longman Impact Series which have a unique 4-step approach to building student’s confidence in self-expression.

  • Step 1: Situation
  • Step 2: What do you think?
  • Step 3: Extending the Topic
  • Step 4: Sharing My Ideas

The Audio CDs utilize many English speakers, both native and second language speakers to give our students a varied range of accents and speaking styles.

In addition, we also use the ”Side-by-Side” series by Pearson-Longman that takes students from beginner levels to intermediate levels using simple methods such as repetition in building vocabulary, pronunciation, and speaking skills. This material consists of two packages; textbooks and workbooks. This material is also equipped with an audio program that can improve and familiarize students with listening in English. Adults as well as kids love it.

English Refresher Course

30 hours per level
This is for the employees or students who have an English studies background, but have not applied it enough to feel confident in the use of English. This will provide refresher studies to raise the proficiency of the employee or student and enable them to pursue higher level English Training. Material: In the form of a binder containing a collection of various materials for English as a Foreign or Second Language by Pearson-Longman focused on the common weaknesses of the English language learners who studied English in the past, but have not utilized the language. With these materials, students can improve their English language proficiency and continue to a higher level training. This course focuses on the grammar and structure of English as a refresher.

English Refresher Course

30 hours per level

This is for the employees or students who have an English studies background, but have not applied it enough to feel confident in the use of English. This will provide refresher studies to raise the proficiency of the employee or student and enable them to pursue higher level English Training.

Material:

In the form of a binder containing a collection of various materials for English as a Foreign or Second Language by Pearson-Longman focused on the common weaknesses of the English language learners who studied English in the past, but have not utilized the language. With these materials, students can improve their English language proficiency and continue to a higher level training. This course focuses on the grammar and structure of English as a refresher.

General English

Structured for complete skills development, each student gets a comprehensive structure to build confidence using English in their everyday lives and business by using a discovery approach to grammar, vocabulary building, pronunciation and culture awareness.

All levels of General English (Beginner to Intermediate) include a Student book, a Language PowerBook (worksheets) and a corresponding level dictionary (New Opportunities – Pearson Longman).

The audio CDs are excellent to develop listening skills in several different accents, using everyday language, including appropriate slang and instilling confidence with other English speaking – native and English Second Language – nationalities. Ideal for Grade 7 to Adult.

Beginner: CEFR 0-A1

30 hours per term, 3 terms
The Beginner level is organized in sixteen modules. The content is relative to all students and allows them to talk and write about their own environment and cross-cultural situations. A key advantage of this course is that there is a clear direction to learning. The lessons and tasks are carefully worked out in stages and all lead up to clear communicative outcomes. Grade 7 to Adult

Beginner: CEFR 0-A1

30 hours per term, 3 terms

The Beginner level is organized in sixteen modules. The content is relative to all students and allows them to talk and write about their own environment and cross-cultural situations. A key advantage of this course is that there is a clear direction to learning. The lessons and tasks are carefully worked out in stages and all lead up to clear communicative outcomes. Grade 7 to Adult

Elementary: CEFR A1

30 hours per term, 3 terms
The Elementary level is organized in sixteen modules. The topic-based modules are ”paired” and the pairs consist of Friends/Personality; Around Town/Going Places; History/Telling Stories; Healthy Living/Sport; Holidays/Cultures; Image/Celebrities; Volunteers/Shopping; and Computers/Space. Each pair is followed by a review lesson. Grade 7 to Adult

Elementary: CEFR A1

30 hours per term, 3 terms

The Elementary level is organized in sixteen modules. The topic-based modules are ”paired” and the pairs consist of Friends/Personality; Around Town/Going Places; History/Telling Stories; Healthy Living/Sport; Holidays/Cultures; Image/Celebrities; Volunteers/Shopping; and Computers/Space. Each pair is followed by a review lesson. Grade 7 to Adult

Pre-Intermediate: CEFR A2-B1

30 hours per term, 3 terms
The Pre-Intermediate level is organized in sixteen modules. The topic-based modules are ”paired” and the pairs consist of Lifestyle/Home; Heroes/Challenge; Celebration/Food; Money/Gadgets; Communication/The Web; The Sea/Mountains; Dance/Music; and Pictures/Buildings. Each pair is followed by a review lesson. Grade 7 to Adult.

Pre-Intermediate: CEFR A2-B1

30 hours per term, 3 terms

The Pre-Intermediate level is organized in sixteen modules. The topic-based modules are ”paired” and the pairs consist of Lifestyle/Home; Heroes/Challenge; Celebration/Food; Money/Gadgets; Communication/The Web; The Sea/Mountains; Dance/Music; and Pictures/Buildings. Each pair is followed by a review lesson. Grade 7 to Adult.

Intermediate: CEFR B1-B2

30 hours per term, 3 terms
The Intermediate level is organized in ten modules. The modules are Adventure, Stories, Travel, Media, Advertising, People, Learning, Careers, Culture Shock, and Civilization, each have three main lessons. The first focuses on reading skills and vocabulary. The second lesson introduces new grammar within the context of the theme. The third develops oral skills. Grade 7 to Adult

Intermediate: CEFR B1-B2

30 hours per term, 3 terms

The Intermediate level is organized in ten modules. The modules are Adventure, Stories, Travel, Media, Advertising, People, Learning, Careers, Culture Shock, and Civilization, each have three main lessons. The first focuses on reading skills and vocabulary. The second lesson introduces new grammar within the context of the theme. The third develops oral skills. Grade 7 to Adult

English for Children

30 hours per term, 3 terms per book
Parents of children in Grades 1 to 6 who need extra assistance in English studies will find this program very effective for their children to learn English. Many of the public schools do not have English in their curriculum and we can provide for that absence in the language learning skills. Material: Super Kids The Student book is a six-level series, with nine core units with colorful illustrations in addition to fun songs, chants to help children learn through singing and movement. The Activity book has one activity page and listening activity for every unit lesson to reinforce the language learned. There is a CD for all listening activities to practice listening skills. Grades 1 to 6. Side – by – Side This Pearson-Longman series takes students from beginner level to intermediate level using simple methods such as repetition in building vocabulary, pronunciation, and speaking skills. This material consists of two packages; textbooks and workbooks. This material is also equipped with an audio program that can improve and familiarize students with listening in English. Children and adults love it. Grades 1 to Adult

English for Children

30 hours per term, 3 terms per book

Parents of children in Grades 1 to 6 who need extra assistance in English studies will find this program very effective for their children to learn English. Many of the public schools do not have English in their curriculum and we can provide for that absence in the language learning skills.

Material:

Super Kids

The Student book is a six-level series, with nine core units with colorful illustrations in addition to fun songs, chants to help children learn through singing and movement. The Activity book has one activity page and listening activity for every unit lesson to reinforce the language learned. There is a CD for all listening activities to practice listening skills. Grades 1 to 6.

Side – by – Side

This Pearson-Longman series takes students from beginner level to intermediate level using simple methods such as repetition in building vocabulary, pronunciation, and speaking skills. This material consists of two packages; textbooks and workbooks. This material is also equipped with an audio program that can improve and familiarize students with listening in English. Children and adults love it. Grades 1 to Adult

Business Writing

Each course prepares the employee or the student to write effectively with a structured concept for clarity, preciseness, conciseness and accuracy to convey a message. Whether writing emails, school reports, letters, essays, or business reports. These courses will meet the goals and objectives of all. We offer free consultation if you want further details.

Business Writing

30 hours
This writing course is designed to prepare the employee how to write tactful, effective memos/emails, business letters, lists and reports in a precise and concise manner. By use of a 7-Step Plan and ”How to Organize Paragraphs” the writer can write effectively with a clear structure for full understanding by the reader. Material: This material is a modified version of tests conducted by the London Chamber of Commerce for foreign workers to measure the writing skills in English as a second language employee.

Business Writing

30 hours

This writing course is designed to prepare the employee how to write tactful, effective memos/emails, business letters, lists and reports in a precise and concise manner. By use of a 7-Step Plan and ”How to Organize Paragraphs” the writer can write effectively with a clear structure for full understanding by the reader.

Material:

This material is a modified version of tests conducted by the London Chamber of Commerce for foreign workers to measure the writing skills in English as a second language employee.

Report Writing Module

30 hours
This 24-hour module trains the student to write effective, structured and understandable reports that will be received with clarity. This is an excellent course for marketing personnel who have to do surveys or analyze sales data. Materials: This material is an extract from the 30-hour Business Writing Course.

Report Writing Module

30 hours

This 24-hour module trains the student to write effective, structured and understandable reports that will be received with clarity. This is an excellent course for marketing personnel who have to do surveys or analyze sales data.

Materials:

This material is an extract from the 30-hour Business Writing Course.

Letter Writing Module

30 hours
This 24-hour module trains the student to write an effective, structured and understandable letter addressing tactful requests and responses in a precise and concise format. It is designed for both formal letters and formal emails. Material: This material is an extract from the 30-hour Business Writing Course.

Letter Writing Module

30 hours

This 24-hour module trains the student to write an effective, structured and understandable letter addressing tactful requests and responses in a precise and concise format. It is designed for both formal letters and formal emails.

Material:

This material is an extract from the 30-hour Business Writing Course.

General Writing

These courses will prepare the student how to write an organized, relevant document starting with proper paragraph structure. Whether it be a letter, email, essay or academic writing assignments this courses will greatly enhance writing skills. Courses are good for secretaries, office support staff, general and management staff in addition to those who want to pursue further academic higher degree studies.

General Writing Fundamentals

30 hours
The Fundamentals of General Writing has two levels beginning with basic paragraph structure/format to essay writing. This is a two-book course if further study needs to be extended. Materials: ”Ready to Write” and ”Ready to Write More” published by Longman help students learn the easy steps to generate structured and effective writing. This material is supported by clear examples and models of paragraphs in preparing the essential elements in a paragraph. Each book can stand alone or be combined into two terms for maximum results and effectiveness.

General Writing Fundamentals

30 hours

The Fundamentals of General Writing has two levels beginning with basic paragraph structure/format to essay writing. This is a two-book course if further study needs to be extended.

Materials:

”Ready to Write” and ”Ready to Write More” published by Longman help students learn the easy steps to generate structured and effective writing. This material is supported by clear examples and models of paragraphs in preparing the essential elements in a paragraph. Each book can stand alone or be combined into two terms for maximum results and effectiveness.

Academic Writing

30 hours
Academic Writing has four different levels, depending on the student’s proficiency, beginning with basic paragraph structure/format to essay writing. These courses are better suited for academically bound students beginning in high school and entering college either local or abroad. Those already in university or business are also suited for this especially if bound for a Bachelors or Masters program abroad. Materials: The Longman Academic Writing Series
    Beginner level: Fundamentals of Academic Writing, High Beginner to Low Intermediate levels: First Steps in Academic Writing, Intermediate level: Introduction to Academic Writing, High Intermediate and Advanced College or college bound levels: Writing Academic English,

Academic Writing

30 hours

Academic Writing has four different levels, depending on the student’s proficiency, beginning with basic paragraph structure/format to essay writing. These courses are better suited for academically bound students beginning in high school and entering college either local or abroad. Those already in university or business are also suited for this especially if bound for a Bachelors or Masters program abroad.

Materials:

The Longman Academic Writing Series

  1. Beginner level: Fundamentals of Academic Writing
  2. High Beginner to Low Intermediate levels: First Steps in Academic Writing
  3. Intermediate level: Introduction to Academic Writing
  4. High Intermediate and Advanced College or college bound levels: Writing Academic English

IELTS or TOEFL Preparation

11th & 12th grades, University (Master’s degree abroad), Company Employees

50 hours
IELTS is accepted worldwide – United Kingdom countries, Europe and the United States. Preparation should begin as early as the 11th grade. Avoid stress. Scores are good for two years. The earlier the better. TOEFL (iBT or PBT) primarily for the USA, but also for local universities to determine the English proficiency. Each preparation program is available with a local English teacher or a native English speaker and each program is 50 hours, in which intensive study is recommended.

11th & 12th grades, University (Master’s degree abroad), Company Employees

50 hours

IELTS is accepted worldwide – United Kingdom countries, Europe and the United States. Preparation should begin as early as the 11th grade. Avoid stress. Scores are good for two years. The earlier the better.

TOEFL (iBT or PBT) primarily for the USA, but also for local universities to determine the English proficiency.

Each preparation program is available with a local English teacher or a native English speaker and each program is 50 hours, in which intensive study is recommended.

JobHunt Ready & TOEFL® Preparation

16 hours
The Specialty Programs are designed for students preparing to enter university, preparing to enter post-graduate study or preparing to apply for a job. The two courses available are: ¨ JobHunt Ready ¨ TOEFL® Introductory Course ¨ TOEFL® Preparation Course

Please contact us at for personal consultation or questions.

JobHunt Ready

University and post university students, job seeking people JobHunt Ready, a 16-Hour Course that will hopefully change your life when it comes to getting you a job, was created by SIB School of Language based on recruiter/interviewer viewpoints and our actual experience. It is available in English or Bahasa Indonesia, but English is the best way to take it for a more defined understanding of what not to do and what to do with explanations of why. Understanding the ‘why’ will help you create your own custom made – NO Templates, please – CV that will give you a better chance for a call-up for an interview than most of your competition. We also have examples and a final example of a CV ready to be sent out anytime. We have constructed this by modules so that you can design your personal CV as we go through the entire application process and by the end, you will have your own Cover Letter, CV, Pre-Interview preparation list, Interview preparation skills, and Post-Interview guidelines. This course WILL help you. It’s easy and it comes with

JobHunt Ready & TOEFL® Preparation

16 hours

The Specialty Programs are designed for students preparing to enter university, preparing to enter post-graduate study or preparing to apply for a job. The two courses available are:

 

¨       JobHunt Ready

¨       TOEFL® Introductory Course

¨       TOEFL® Preparation Course

 

Please contact us at sibschool@sibschool.com for personal consultation or questions.

 

JobHunt Ready

University and post university students, job seeking people

 

JobHunt Ready, a 16-Hour Course that will hopefully change your life when it comes to getting you a job, was created by SIB School of Language based on recruiter/interviewer viewpoints and our actual experience.

 

It is available in English or Bahasa Indonesia, but English is the best way to take it for a more defined understanding of what not to do and what to do with explanations of why. Understanding the ‘why’ will help you create your own custom made – NO Templates, please – CV that will give you a better chance for a call-up for an interview than most of your competition. We also have examples and a final example of a CV ready to be sent out anytime.

 

We have constructed this by modules so that you can design your personal CV as we go through the entire application process and by the end, you will have your own Cover Letter, CV, Pre-Interview preparation list, Interview preparation skills, and Post-Interview guidelines. 

 

This course WILL help you. It’s easy and it comes with

Other Classes

Children’s Reading Comprehension Course

30 hour terms (continuous)
This course prepares your child’s vocabulary, listening and reading comprehension skills through Classical stories read by native English speakers on an audio CD and a one-on-one session with a professional teacher. There are also writing exercises summarizing chapters, character development and anticipating a plot. These reading comprehension courses progress at the student’s pace depending on their proficiency and understanding, which enables the student to learn more effectively. Great for 9-years-old and above. Material: ”Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens ”A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens ”Heidi” by Johanna Spyri ”Black Beauty” by Anna Sewell ”Robin Hood” by Neil Philip ”Pinocchio” by Carlo Collodi ”Peter Pan” by J.M. Barrie ”Charlotte’s Web” by E.B. White

Children’s Reading Comprehension Course

30 hour terms (continuous)

This course prepares your child’s vocabulary, listening and reading comprehension skills through Classical stories read by native English speakers on an audio CD and a one-on-one session with a professional teacher. There are also writing exercises summarizing chapters, character development and anticipating a plot.
These reading comprehension courses progress at the student’s pace depending on their proficiency and understanding, which enables the student to learn more effectively. Great for 9-years-old and above.

Material:

”Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens

”A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens

”Heidi” by Johanna Spyri

”Black Beauty” by Anna Sewell

”Robin Hood” by Neil Philip

”Pinocchio” by Carlo Collodi

”Peter Pan” by J.M. Barrie

”Charlotte’s Web” by E.B. White