English for the Workplace

The unique challenges facing ESL learners can be amplified when it comes "down to business."

American business has a faster pace and a specialized vocabulary not easily mastered.  American business norms are different from those of other countries and having a working knowledge of them is critical to success.

Fast Forward has been working with business people from around the world for over 4 years, preparing them for the challenges mentioned above.  The Business English curriculum focuses on: Cultural Differences, Effective Presentations, Successful Meetings and Powerful Negotiations.


"Mike has a special way to make classes interesting yet fun.  We analyzed business data related to my job as well as some of my hobbies, like Harley Davidson motorcycles.  I learned a lot of vocabulary and improved my presentation skills as well."

       Ismael Piccirillo  Product Consultant - Cielo SA - Sao Paulo Brazil

"During our recent business trip to Philadelphia we had the chance to attend Mike's Business English classes for two days.  He perfectly met our needs by training on some business vocabulary and other topics such as US business etiquette and differences in work ethic between the US and Germany.  This helped us to communicate more effectively with our American colleagues during our meetings.  We got the impression that for him, teaching is not only a job but a passion."

 Maren Scholl & Alexander Hofheinz - Knoell Gmbh - Manheim Germany