Real-World Business English

The Top 3 Benefits of CWC’s Business English Program!

  1. Real-World Business Skills – Learn relevant and practical business skills (and English) that you can use immediately!
  2. Business Trainers and Classmates – Learn from actual business professionals, not just regular English teachers! Plus network with your business classmates from all over the world!
  3. Individual Attention and Pace – Get specific feedback on your unique business situation, and learn at a pace that fits you!
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Who is it for?

If you are...

✓ An ambitious job-seeker and want to stand out in a demanding global job market…
✓ A working professional looking to get ahead in your career…
✓ A business executive who wants to learn new skills to adapt and grow…
✓ An entrepreneur who wants to increase sales and expand market share…


Judy Lee


Judy Lee, COO of Columbia West College Education Group, earned her JD from Yale Law School and her BA with High Distinction from the University of California at Berkeley. She has apparently decided to take the scenic route in her professional life, which includes a stint as a corporate and regulatory attorney representing public and private clients in transactions such as a sale of assets transaction worth over $100 million. In her free time, you can find her trying to perfect her salsa dancing or hiking her favorite trail.

James Lee


James D. Lee is the Chief Marketing Officer and co-owner at Columbia West College, an ACCET accredited, private, family-owned ESL school located in Los Angeles, California. James graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Communications at the University of California, San Diego and received his TEFL certificate from Teaching House. With an extensive background in marketing, business building, and advertising copywriting in a variety of industries, James brings a unique skill-set to the field of education. As Chief Marketing Officer at Columbia West College, he hopes to show international students how they can make their dreams come true with a quality English and business education.

2020 Program Schedule & Details

Most Business English programs teach you subjects that you will never use in real life. And while classroom theory can be interesting, why waste your time and money on a Business English program that teaches you concepts that are useless for your career goals?

Introducing, The Real World Business English Program, where we teach you real world business skills that you can use immediately! Finally, a Business English program that can actually help you, whether you’re looking for a job, want to advance your current career, or want to grow your personal business or startup!

Every 4-week module, you will learn the most relevant and up-to-date business-skills and English that you can use immediately in today’s rapidly changing, international business landscape. So come for 4-weeks or the entire program. It totally depends on your schedule and availability.

Check out the schedule:

January 6, 2020 To January 30, 2020

Imagine if you could look into the minds of your American business colleagues. Do you think doing business with them would be easier? Of course it would! Fortunately, you CAN discover the core values that drive American business practices and gain invaluable insights into the minds of your American colleagues and business partners. And this module will show you how!

Also, one of the most important skills you can learn in business is the ability to create a network of valuable and useful business contacts. But how do you take complete strangers, who are busy with their own lives and businesses, and turn them into allies interested in helping you? Especially in English? This module will show you how!

April 6, 2020 To April 30, 2020

Marketing is the lifeblood of any business. In fact, a company’s marketing can mean the difference between its success and failure! So did you know that there is a little-known marketing method that is used by some of the most successful corporations in the world? This method is the secret weapon of these businesses, and yet it is hardly ever talked about, let alone taught. It’s called Direct Response Marketing, and fortunately, you’ll learn the basics of this rarely used, but extremely powerful form of marketing in this module! Whether you’re an employee, executive, or business owner, this is an essential skill for you and your company!

February 3, 2020 To February 27, 2020

Whether you’re looking for work, or you’re looking for a better career opportunity, two things are true. First, you must have a killer resume and cover letter ready to go at a moment’s notice. Second, your interview skills must be sharp, especially if you’re interviewing in English! In this module you’ll discover the secrets of both of these seemingly daunting tasks.

Let’s face it. It’s not easy to put together an impressive resume and cover letter that highlights all of your strengths. But this module will give you the step-by-step formula on how to do so. Also, you can have the best resume and cover letter, but top employers will never hire you unless you can present yourself in a professional and confident manner. By knowing the most commonly asked interview questions in English, you can prepare yourself for even the most difficult business interview.

But you don’t have to be looking for a job in order to get immense value from this module. If you’re a startup founder or business owner, you’ll discover how to evaluate quality resumes and cover letters, plus, how to ask the right questions to hire the right people.

May 4, 2020 To May 28, 2020

You can benefit your business immeasurably by being a social media influencer. It’s not just for the Kardashians or YouTube stars. For instance, do you want to do brand deals with big companies, get paid to travel, and get free swag, just to talk about a product on your Instagram or YouTube channel? Do you want to get thousands of people buying your products or services, just for posting on Instagram, Facebook, or any other social media platform of your choice?

Or how would you like to create a magnetic brand for your company? Do you think that becoming a recognized authority in your industry would benefit your company? Are you an entrepreneur or startup founder who wants to attract more attention to your business?

In today’s rapidly changing business world, whether you’re an employee, a startup founder, or the CEO of a hundred-million-dollar company, you must know how to brand yourself and your company! If you have no idea how to do this, or you just need some pointers on how to sharpen your brand, then this module will give you all the tools and resources to do so!

March 2, 2020 To March 26, 2020

The ability to communicate clearly through email is an essential skill in the business world. So if you want to learn how to write clear and effective emails to your business partners and new contacts, then this module is perfect for you. In just 2 short weeks you will learn the fundamentals of writing emails for business in English that will help you communicate smoothly and easily with your network of English-speaking colleagues!

And while email communication is critically important to your success, the ability to speak confidently and passionately in front of people is equally as important. Whether you’re an employee making a presentation at your company, a startup founder pitching a room full of investors, or a business owner presenting a new idea to your employees, your ability to deliver powerful presentations is a critically important skill. But how do you create a presentation that is clear and persuasive? Fortunately, there is a tested and proven way, and we’re going to teach this method to you! After this module, you’ll have the PowerPoint and public speaking skills to deliver a presentation that you can be proud of.

June 1, 2020 To June 25, 2020

Let’s face it. Social media is the most influential media platform for the 18-30 year-old demographic, as well as the 31-45 year-old demographic. So how do you harness the massive power of social media for your business? Hint – just having personal accounts is not enough! Fortunately, you can learn the fundamentals of today’s most important social media platforms for your business in this module.

Not sure which platforms to use? Confused about what to write, what kinds of pictures to post, or what videos are appropriate for your business? Don’t worry, we’ll cover the 10 most popular social media platforms and show you exactly how to create the kinds of posts that attract customers and build your brand.

Tuition and Accommodations

Due to high demand, limited availability, and the busy schedules of our students (who are real employees, executives, and entrepreneurs), please contact our program advisors now for specific tuition and accommodations information.