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General Description

 The Language School of the Instituto Cultural Domínico Americano includes within its academic services the “Online Specialized English” courses, which are characterized for being autonomous learning programs aligned with specific careers or needs. These 100% virtual courses are accompanied by a tutor who will guide and help the student to achieve their goals effectively and clearly.

Meetings with the tutor will be held twice a week in 1-hour sessions on Wednesdays and Fridays from 7 pm to 8 pm. The objective of these meetings is to:

    • Give feedback to the student about his or her performance and to reinforce the knowledge acquired.
    • Clarify doubts and establish goals for the following week.

Admission Exam

 All the courses that make up the “Specialized English Online” offer, require an admission test to determine if the student’s proficiency level is in accordance with the one required for the program they wish to take.

The exam costs RD$1,000 and is delivered virtually through the platform. At the time of purchasing the course, RD$500 will be credited to the total amount of the course. The RD$1,000 paid is non-refundable.

Once the payment has been made, the Language School will contact you via email within 24 to 48 working hours. You can also send a screenshot of the payment receipt to krivera@icda.edu.do for information on the next steps.

This exam does not apply to other regular English programs of the Language School.

Costs

The cost of each program varies according to its duration. A single payment is made prior to the start of classes through the platform. Some long-term programs require payment every three months.

Prices are indicated in the description of each program.

Remember that RD$500 will be deducted from the initial amount paid when applying for the exam.

In the case of one-month courses, the amount paid is non-refundable. For three-month and long-term courses, a 70% refund will be made for cash payments and 67.5% if the payment was made by credit card, as long as the withdrawal request was made during the first two weeks of classes or license activation. Please send your withdrawal request to krivera@icda.edu.do

Companies

For companies that have approved the quotation and sent the letter of commitment and whose licenses have been activated at the time of cancellation of the service, they will be charged 30% of the quoted value.

Important information about the Specialized English Online program:

    • Live sessions with the tutor are not associated with the professional area, they are only based on general English for the purpose of improving the communicative aspect.
    • The course license will be activated for the specified time of the course. In any case, as the student progresses through the lessons at their own pace, they may finish before the course license expires.
    • About the course certification: to receive a digital certificate, the student is required to complete the units on the platform and have at least 70% attendance to the sessions with the tutor. In case of requiring the certificate in physical format, the student must pay RD$500 at the C
    • Technological resources required: the student must have internet connection (minimum 20 Mbps), a computer, a webcam, audio and a
    • Additional hours: we have available the service of additional hours of personalized accompaniment at the student’s convenience. For more information write to krivera@icda.edu.do

These courses are not subject to the enrollment and start dates of regular Language School programs. Whoever is interested can register and start their classes at any time.

Description of courses offered

1-month courses

In this course, the participant will learn how to describe common diseases and conditions related to dentistry, how to interact with doctors and patients, and how to use and understand key terminology in this career.

Cost: RD$2,000

In this course, the participant will learn about the education and testing requirements to become a civil engineer, information about the average salary, different types of civil engineering, common civil engineering work and what is expected in the position.

Cost: RD$2,000

This course will allow the participant to learn key legal vocabulary in English.

You will know and read about legal systems and processes and actual images of criminal trials.

Cost: RD$2,000

This course will provide you with advice on all the steps in the interview process, from job search to sending thank-you notes after the interview. In addition, you’ll hear real examples of people describing their job and answering interview questions.

Cost: RD$2,000

In this course, you will learn about the process of becoming a U.S. citizen. You will be shown and described each step, form and requirement of the naturalization process and will go through a typical naturalization interview. You will also understand the rights and responsibilities of a U.S. citizen.

Cost: RD$2,000

3-month courses

In this course, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the entire sales process, from finding potential customers to closing deals with them. You will learn about key sales strategies and even explore ways to manage customers and a sales team.
 
Course syllabus
 
    • Sales overview
    • Sales methods and tools
    • Prospecting and qualifying leads
    • Making pitches and presentations
    • Winning and closing business deals
    • Client management
    • Managing a sales team
 
Cost: RD$4,500
In this course, you will explore a variety of topics that human resources professionals must master, from recruiting and hiring to employee conflicts and grievances. Since clear communication is a crucial HR responsibility, this course includes examples of HR experts providing team updates, explaining a task, conducting performance reviews, emailing candidates, and more.
 
Course syllabus:
 
    • Human Resources Overview
    • People and Culture
    • Responsibilities
    • Recruiting
    • Hiring
    • Benefits and Compensation
    • Training and Development
    • Performance Management
    • Employee Conflicts and Complaints
    • Equality, Bias and Discrimination
    • Emerging Human Resources Trends
    • Review
 

Cost: RD$4,500

Designed for professionals in the tourism and hospitality industry who interact with people around the world and need to communicate in English.

The course is designed to give students the skills and vocabulary they need to succeed in tourism and hotel management careers.

Course program

    • Reception
    • Booking and change inquiries
    • Guest requests and orders
    • Hotel facilities
    • Cleaning and maintenance
    • Hotel management
    • Suggestions for local places and activities
    • Check-out
    • Charges and functions within the hotel
    • At the hotel restaurant
    • At the hotel bar
    • Tourism agencies
    • Managing tourist attractions
    • Organizing events
    • Review

Cost: RD$3,500

In this course the participant will be able to learn about the different sectors that make up the food and beverage industry. You will expand your culinary vocabulary and improve your understanding of common dietary requirements so you can better serve your customers.

Course program

    • Jobs and responsibilities
    • Meal management
    • Serving in a Restaurant
    • Serving takeaway food
    • Cooking and preparation
    • Managing money
    • Handling questions and complaints
    • Bar services
    • Talking about food
    • Dietary restrictions and allergies
    • Food and health
    • Restaurant reviews
    • Food industry best practices
    • Food industry news
    • Review

Cost: RD$3,500

The English course for health care professionals is designed to prepare students for general medicine-related careers, medical specialties, and demanding work environments. Students will learn to describe diseases and ailments, interact with doctors and patients, use key terminology, and more.

Course program

  • Medical anatomy
  • Common diseases
  • Pharmacology
  • Hospitals and nursing
  • Genetic
  • Pathology and cancer
  • Gynecology
  • Pediatrics
  • Medical surgeries and procedures
  • Optometry
  • Review: Medical News

Cost: RD$4,500

With this course, participants will get an overview of industry best practices, as well as real-life examples of customer service through specific channels, including phone, email, live chat, and social media.

Course program

  • Customer service overview
  • Customer service by phone, email and social media
  • Solving technical problems
  • Meetings and web conferences
  • Presentations

Cost: RD$3,500

In this course, you will learn about industry best practices, as well as real-life examples of the Help Desk and IT support through specific channels, including phone, email, live chat, and social media.

Course program

  • SUMMARY and BEST Practices for IT and Technical Support
  • IT support by phone, email, chat and social media
  • Solving technical problems
  • Meetings and conferences
  • Presentations

Cost: RD$3,500

In this course, you will learn about the key aspects of leadership and management, how to lead and fulfill a company’s vision, effective feedback, and the management of an efficient team. You will learn about the leadership qualities and skills of experienced experts and business leaders around the world.

Course program

  • Leadership summary
  • Company vision
  • Team management
  • Communication skills
  • Feedback
  • Setting goals
  • Time management
  • Creative thinking and decision-making
  • Business scaling
  • Workplace efficiency
  • Workplace trends
  • Review

 

Cost: RD$4,500

With this course, you will improve your product development skills and knowledge by interacting with a variety of authentic materials ranging from videos from global technology leaders to recordings of real development team meetings. Discover the latest trends in software development features, tools, and methods and learn how to lead productive meetings and make interesting presentations.

Course program

  • Product development overview
  • Jobs and responsibilities
  • Programming languages
  • Process overview
  • Product management tools
  • Communication tools
  • Meetings
  • Presentations
  • Troubleshooting
  • Technological trends
  • Review

Cost: RD$4,500

Through this program you will be able to reflect on your own culture and expand your understanding of global cultural differences. The developed skills will allow you to manage a diverse and intercultural team, participate in intercultural businesses and much more.

COURSE PROGRAM

  • Culture overview
  • Types of cultural differences
  • Living abroad
  • Nonverbal communication
  • Specific cultural differences
  • English around the world
  • Communication strategies
  • Management strategies
  • Transcultural business
  • Working in a multinational company
  • Review

Cost: RD$4,500

In this course, you will learn about the foundations that make up the financial services industry, from accounting to Wall Street. It also includes lessons on financial planning, investment management, securities analysis and insurance. Plus, you will learn from real-world financial news.

Course program

  • Banking and Savings
  • Investment banking
  • Investment management
  • Accounting
  • Insurance
  • Financial world
  • Value analysis
  • Financial Planning
  • News
  • Review

Cost: RD$4,500

With this course, you will learn how to achieve proper grading through advice and strategies from experienced teachers and have the opportunity to practice the most common question types on the exam.

Course program

  • Introduction to IELTS
  • Preparation for IELTS:
  • Listening skills
  • Reading skills
  • Writing for exams
  • Conversation models

Cost: RD$4,500

Long-term courses (quarterly format)

This program is designed to give students the skills, vocabulary and contextual information needed to succeed in a professional environment. The curriculum is based on audio recordings of real business meetings, authentic business documents, and recent videos and newspaper articles.

Course program

  • Meetings and web conferences
  • Presentations
  • Phone conversations
  • Emails
  • Resumes and cover letters
  • Job interviews
  • Negotiations
  • Networking
  • In the office
  • Human resources
  • Information technology
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Technology and product development
  • Customer service
  • Project management
  • Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Review

This program lasts for 4 quarters

Cost: RD$4,500 per quarter

In this course, you will learn about methods, platforms, and strategies for reaching consumers through digital media.

You will learn about the main areas that make up digital marketing, such as content marketing, social media, mobile marketing, and user experience by applying best practices to achieve specific business goals.

Course program

  • Digital advertising
  • Social media
  • Mobile technology and marketing
  • Content marketing
  • User experience

This program lasts for 2 quarters 

Cost: RD$4,500 per quarter

Do you need more information? Contact us!