Speak! Launches ESL Program for Darden MBAs
Speak! is excited to announce our collaboration with the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. This summer, we launched a new language program customized by Speak! for international MBA students at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. This innovative new program, entitled B-Speak! (Business-Speak!), focuses on strengthening the students’ speaking and pronunciation skills in order to prepare them for the conversation-heavy case-method classroom at Darden. The B-Speak! curriculum focuses on mastery of the seven cognitive-oral skills necessary for success at Darden and beyond: describe, define, explain, sequence, choose, defend, solve. One-on-one lessons are tailored to the needs of individual students who have the option of taking lessons over Skype or in-person once they settle in Charlottesville. Headed by Paula Levine, the carefully-selected and trained B-Speak! faculty also includes ESL veterans Liz Launer, Sage Grubbs and Gail South.
We look forward to serving the language needs of Darden MBA students and to supporting faculty and staff with their increasingly global student body long into the future.