ANNOUNCEMENT: The Business English Program will no longer be offered after summer 2020.

How to Apply


Learn the language of business in Seattle, a city famous for its innovation and technology! In the Business English Program (formerly known as the Intensive Business English Program), you'll gain important career skills and improve your English for professional settings. 


3–9 Months


20 Hours/Week

English Level

Intermediate to Advanced

F-1 Visa


What You'll Do

  • Improve your fluency and pronunciation in business situations, including social interactions, transactions and negotiations, meetings, telephone conversations and presentations 
  • Learn about business terminology and the American business environment 
  • Develop your written business communication skills for letters, reports and emails
  • Earn an internationally recognized certificate (at completion of the Advanced level)

Program Features

  • Two levels of instruction 
  • Choice of business topics: marketing, global trade and entrepreneurship  
  • Guest speakers from Seattle-area businesses and field trips to local companies  
  • Training in how to apply for jobs 
  • Opportunity to take the TOEIC exam 

Who Should Apply

This program is for those who need to use English in their jobs or are planning to study at an American university and need better language skills to interact in an English-speaking community.

You don't need a business background to apply, but you must have at least intermediate English language skills. For admission requirements, see How to Apply.


This program meets five hours a day, Monday through Thursday, for a total of 20 hours a week. 



Introduction to Business English $4,180 per quarter
Advanced Business English $4,280 per quarter

Other Fees

Application fee (one-time fee; nonrefundable) $50
Registration fee (nonrefundable) $55
International student health insurance plan $385
Room and board (estimated) $3,897
Books and supplies (estimated) $200
Transit pass $150
Other miscellaneous expenses (estimated) $755

Estimated Total Per Quarter

Introduction to Business English $9,672
Advanced Business English $9,772