Business English Courses for Professional Adults
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Do you need English for your work?
If so, we can help you improve your Business English for use in dealing with suppliers, customers and foreign colleagues. We also help you improve your Social English for use in business situations. After all, it’s not all work and no play!
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Which Business English course is the right one for me?
If your job involves a lot of general business (for example sales meetings) and socialising with customers then we recommend the General & Business English group course. Remember our general classes are for adult learners so will be very relevant to your professional use of English.
If your job is very specialised (for example in technical engineering) and you want to focus on specific language for your job, then the Business Combination course is the better option. Your one-to-one lessons will be designed to cover exactly what you need in your specific areas.
Choose Your Business English Course
General & Business Group (GB30)
This is a full-time group course with General English to improve your overall English level in the mornings, and Business English classes in the afternoons.
Business Combination (BC30)
This is a full-time course with one-to-one (individual) lessons to focus on your specific needs in the mornings and Business English group lessons in the afternoons.
Both are excellent courses and highly recommended. Please contact us if you need help choosing. All courses are subject to a Registration Charge of GBP£65 per visit.
Class sizes : General groups typically 3-4 (max 6) and Business groups typically 2-3 (max 4) students, so you get lots of personal attention.
All course hours are a full 60 minutes.
General & BusinessGB30 (30 hours)
- General: 15 hours/week
- Business: 15 hours/week
- One-to-One: 0 hours/week
Business CombiBC30 (30 hours)
- General: 0 hours/week
- Business: 15 hours/week
- One-to-One: 15 hours/week
What is Business English?
Imagine you are a Production Manager for a large manufacturing facility in Germany. Your company sells to many European countries and to the US. All of your technical manuals and documentation is in English. Your job involves meeting with foreign colleagues and customers to discuss supply of finished goods and supply contracts. Your common language is English.
The language you use to carry out your job is generally classified as Business English. You know the terminology of your business; you don’t know how to cement it all together in a work environment. This is where a Business English course comes in – to give you the tools to work comfortably in English.
Business English courses don’t try to teach you your job – or the terminology of your job. They use your knowledge of your industry and your job to show you how to use that knowledge more effectively.
Of course English language cannot always be conveniently compartmentalised into Business English or General English. In reality you will find yourself in both work and social situations, which is where a “General & Business” English course can be a good choice.
If you would like help in deciding which course to do please get in touch. We are always happy to help and there is no obligation to book a course with us!
Wikipedia says …
Business English is a part of English for specific purposes and can be considered a specialism within English language learning and teaching.
Business English means different things to different people. For some, it focuses on vocabulary and topics used in the worlds of business, trade, finance, and international relations. For others it refers to the communication skills used in the workplace, and focuses on the language and skills needed for typical business communication such as presentations, negotiations, meetings, small talk, socializing, correspondence, report writing, and a systematic approach. In both of these cases it can be taught to native speakers of English, for example, high school students preparing to enter the job market.
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If you are thinking of taking an English course it is a good idea to plan as far ahead as you can. This means you will have a good ‘lead in’ time to prepare for your trip to England. If you have any questions just fill in the form.