Focused Coursework


Professional learners have communication needs that go beyond vocabulary and grammar.  Thus, in addition to the fundamentals of foreign language acquisition, Primera offers focused work in Presentation Skills, Accent Reduction & Business Writing. These three focus areas are essential to language learners who operate in a business context.


Presentation Skills

Deliver professional, effective presentations in a foreign language with confidence.

  • Specialized vocabulary
  • Planning & outlining
  • Incorporating body language
  • Introducing themes
  • Linking & summarizing ideas
  • Fielding questions
Accent Reduction

Communicate naturally and confidently in all professional and conversation settings. 

Students learn to identify and correct difficult sounds and to use proper stress and intonation. Drills and lessons are always practiced in authentic work situations, maximizing effectiveness and incorporating the student’s own knowledge and experience.

Aspects of cultural awareness and public speaking are also carefully examined.

Professional Business Writing

Our Professional Business Writing Focus guides the learner through the appropriate structures and key language skills necessary to produce concise and polished documents.

Emphasis on Business Writing will help participants improve their ability to write e-mails, letters, memos and business plans. 

Areas of emphasis:

  • Outlining ideas
  • Linking sentences
  • Summarizing data
  • Writing persuasively
  • Expressing opinions
  • Writing with detail and concision