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Are you a foreign-born professional working in the United States?

Whether you are in business, the law, accounting, medicice or science, you need to improve your English language skills.


Everyone from workers to CEOs to entrepreneurs need to:

• Speak with clients and co-workers;
• Read documents; 
• Create proposals; 
• Give presentations; or 
• Talk to customers.

Speaking, listening, reading and writing well in English is very important.

Let's help you improve your English!


In this group, you will work with professionals like yourself on improving your English language skills.

The group is hosted by ESL teacher and native speaker Tom Penketh, who has 20 years of experience in corporate America. He has worked in communications for corporations like Nielsen, Arthur Andersen, Chase, and more!

He will guide you toward better speaking, listening, reading and writing in English for business.

Plus, you will get to know other professionals like yourself. Make friends while you improve!

In a relaxed atmosphere, you will practice your English and receive instant feedback and advice. Building confidence is the key to reaching new levels of success.

Looking forward to meeting you at an upcoming event!


• Pronouncing English More Clearly 
• Learning American Business Idiom (Slang) 
• Understanding Vocabulary at Work 
• Making a Business Presentation for U.S. Clients 
• American Business Customs
• Creating a Resume and Cover Letter 
• Improve Your Job Interview Skills


Tom is a native New Yorker. He grew up in Brooklyn and has lived here most of his life. Tom has traveled extensively in Asia and Europe, and understands how difficult learning a new language can be.

Tom taught English pronunciation, writing, and conversational skills at NYC's International Center for many years. He has a degree in English from Pace University.

For more than twenty years, Tom has worked as a writer and editor for major magazines and websites. He now runs an ESL tutoring company (



This is NOT a language exchange. This group is designed exclusively for foreign-born adults who are learning English in the Greater New York City area.

We are not currently accepting new native English speakers for the group. Native English speakers must get approval in advance from the organizer before joining the group or participating in any events.

Members are not permitted to promote their business or services using this group's webpages, messaging, or activities without prior permission. Anyone using the group communications or events to do so will be removed.

Organizers reserve the right to remove any member at its sole discretion.