The course emphasizes the norms for written and oral communication skills required for success in a North American business environment. Discussion of theoretical readings is framed by frequent cross-cultural comparison and team-based work to enhance learning. The course also uses an applied methodology wherever possible to help students practice and adapt their skills to the business culture in North America. In addition, students are introduced to North American models of learning such as formative assessment, peer review, and reflective practice.

This course is restricted to international exchange students who do not speak English as their first language. Students eligible for this course must have either attended a university where the primary language of instruction was not English, must speak English as a foreign language, or must have presented a TOEFL score for admission to Queen’s University.

This course is open to 3rd and 4th year exchange students in Smith School of Business.

Prerequisite - permission from the Centre for International Management