English for Entrepreneurs

WLIW-005 English for Entrepreneurs

Hours: 60
Fee: Free to the public including books and materials
Instruction: Online/Distance

Program Description

This course will be taught virtually via ZOOM and it is designed for business owners, entrepreneurs, and adults in Springfield and surrounding communities. Participants will learn English in the context of managing a business.

Vocabulary will cover marketing, management, accounting, and legal terms frequently used in casual conversations. As part of this class, participants will be asked to create a business pitch. Each participant will be assigned an STCC tutor to support their learning as needed. The goal of the course is to enable micro-business owners/employees and aspiring entrepreneurs to improve their English skills in order to expand their markets, better access business assistance resources, and help invigorate local economies.

Prior to starting the course, STCC will assess (phone screening, reading, and writing sample) each participant to determine English fluency at an intermediate or higher Educational Functioning Level (EFL). 

The STCC instructor(s) will use or adapt the E4IE curriculum developed by English for New Bostonians. Instruction will include listening, speaking, reading, and writing in alignment with the Massachusetts English Language Proficiency Standards.

Program Details

Fee: Free to the public including books and materials

Section D31

Days: Mondays and Wednesdays
Start Date: April 25, 2022
End Date: June 29, 2022 (NO CLASS MAY 30 and JUNE 20)
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

To Be Determined

Refund Policy

Withdraw prior to the start of class* - 100% Refund
No Refunds will be given once class begins

In the absence of a written third party contractual agreement stating otherwise, all refunds will be issued to the student. Credit card payments will be refunded directly to the credit card if processed within thirty days of the payment.

Course Cancellation Policy

The STCC Workforce Training office reserves the right to cancel any course that does not meet minimum enrollment requirements.

Student Handbook Policies

As a participant in this program/course I understand that I am bound by all the rules, regulations, and policies of STCC as outlined in the Springfield Technical Community College Student Handbook.

To Be Determined

For More Information, Please Contact:

The STCC Workforce Development Center
Building 27, Second Floor

Enrollment Process

Enroll Online

  1. Click: Online Registration
  2. Click on “Search and Register for Workforce Training Classes”
  3. Type in “English" and hit “Submit"

 When enrolling, the course is free, but you will need to select "Visa Payment" during the check-out process (it will never ask for card information).

Enroll in Person

At this time due to COVID-19, in-person enrollment has been suspended until further notice.