New Online Classes: Practical English for Business Success

April 20, 2020 | 07:02 AM

John Robert Powers

John Robert Powers is proud to announce the early launch of its English Learning Program Online: Practical English for Business Success.

English is the key to a world of opportunities. At JRP, our goal has always been to produce a confident and poised English speaker—someone who is at ease with a wide variety of business settings and is able to express themselves clearly and persuasively.

Our new online program combines the unique advantages of the JRP teaching approach with the convenience of at-home learning. With so many of us at home, there is no better time to spend a few hours every week in sharpening the skills that will open doors to a wider world and will pave the way for future success.

The JRP Advantage: Competence and Confidence

JRP has always emphasized that language proficiency is not just about academic knowledge. It is also about confidence in oneself to communicate effectively.

You can sit in language classes for years—listening to lectures and studying textbooks— and still be uncomfortable having a simple conversation in the real world. This is because academic competence alone is not enough. You must also have the personal confidence to match.

This is the JRP difference. We take a holistic approach to language learning. Our 100 years of experience in personality development is infused into our English Language Program (ELP). We believe that academic rigor has to be combined with developing personal and practical confidence in the English speaker.

JRP’s Unique Approach: We start with an emphasis on the 4 fundamental macro skills of language learning:

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking

Instead of a strict academic format, these skills are developed using the communicative approach. The learner’s ability to EXPRESS and to IMPRESS is the aim of our personal coaching methods. The JRP online class experience is a highly-interactive, dynamic, engaging and fun learning environment.

In addition, JRP’s online ELP courses also focus on developing the confidence that is so critical to feeling comfortable in the real world. That’s why JRP-ELP is designed to complement the holistic personality development program through: 

Personal Transformation:

  • Confidence building
  • Overcoming anxieties in communication
  • Positive attitude towards mistakes and making improvements
  • Journey to “best self” through holistic and practical language skills acquisition

Effective Communication:

  • Enunciation, diction, intonation, vocal dynamics, voice quality/vocal personality
  • Technical ability: to persuade, to inform and to entertain
  • Variety of real-world applications 

Image Management:

  • Poised and calm composure
  • Overall carriage, stance, and power of appearance

Social Graciousness/Social and Business Etiquette:

  • Cross-cultural tips and best practices
  • Manners and business etiquette
  • Refined speech and character building

Available Classes:

(Special Offer: One-on-one coaching for the first 15 students)


Business Communication

BUSINESS COMMUNICATION 101

A comprehensive and holistic course aimed at developing confident, dynamic, and poised English speakers who are at ease in a wide variety of business and corporate settings both in oral and written functions.

Special emphasis on:

  • Grammar and correct usage (oral and written) in business or corporate setting
  • Business writing skills including writing business letters, memos, e-mails, etc.
  • Art of Conversation, such as understanding and using must-know business phrases, situational conversations and knowing how to run effective business meetings, etc.   
DURATIONTotal of 20 sessions,
3 sessions per week
TIME COMMITMENT1.5 hours per session, Total of 30 hours
PACETeacher-Guided and Self-Study
CREDITJRP International Certificate upon completion
PLATFORMChoice of Zoom, Google Hangouts, Webex, Skype for Teacher-Guided, Google Classroom for Self-Study
METHODOLOGY FOR TEACHER-GUIDED CLASSCoaching, Instructor will give evaluation and feedback after every class
Business Writing

BUSINESS WRITING

A condensed course that focuses on the fundamentals of effective written English in a business context. The goal is to enable the learner to write in clear and concise English and be a confident and persuasive writer.

Special emphasis on:

  • Basic rules and mechanics of business writing, including grammar and correct usage
  • 21st-century business writing, including types of business correspondence.
  • Style manual: how to imbue business writing with personality and persuasion while maintaining clarity and brevity
DURATIONTotal of 10 sessions,
3 sessions per week
TIME COMMITMENT1.5 hours per session, Total of 15 hours
PACETeacher-Guided and Self-Study
CREDITJRP International Certificate upon completion
PLATFORMChoice of Zoom, Google Hangouts, Webex, Skype for Teacher-Guided, Google Classroom for Self-Study
METHODOLOGY FOR TEACHER-GUIDED CLASSCoaching, Instructor will give evaluation and feedback after every class

GRAMMAR AND USAGE

GRAMMAR AND USAGE

A specialized course that offers a comprehensive focus on correct grammar and usage, in both oral and written functions, in a corporate or business setting.

Special emphasis on:

  • Exploring the mechanics of English syntax, grammar, and usage in both oral and written communications
  • Explaining common written and oral mistakes
  • Becoming a confident speaker and reducing anxiety in common scenarios such as situational conversations, telephone exchanges, business meetings and presentations
DURATIONTotal of 20 sessions,
3 sessions per week
TIME COMMITMENT1.5 hours per session, Total of 30 hours
PACETeacher-Guided and Self-Study
CREDITJRP International Certificate upon completion
PLATFORMChoice of Zoom, Google Hangouts, Webex, Skype for Teacher-Guided, Google Classroom for Self-Study
METHODOLOGY FOR TEACHER-GUIDED CLASSCoaching, Instructor will give evaluation and feedback after every class

Join the Community

Start Your Journey to Your Best Self!

Explore your better-best self today! Learn the art of self-confidence, self-expression, and communication skills that lead to overall success in life.

Book Your Free Assessment