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A focused course for international executives who need to use English in an international business environment

English is now established as the prime language of business, not just in English speaking countries but as a neutral language between non-native speakers.

Our English for Business courses for executives leads to:Business for English

  • improved commercial relationships
  • better personal career development opportunities
  • better results for your business

We carefully select our Business English teachers for their ‘real world’ experience. This helps them deal with the specific needs of students.

Course options
Our Executive English course is flexible. You can choose a 15, 20 or 25 lessons per week programme. This flexible approach means that you have control of the intensity of your course and schedule. Each lesson = 50 minutes.
Executive English
Standard
(15 lessons per week)
 
 
Premium
(20 lessons per week)
 
 
Gold
(25 lessons per week)
 
 
Elective
module options

(5 lessons per week each)

• Conversation &   Pronunciation
• Writing & Grammar
• British Cultural studies
• Exam English
• English for Business
Course
structure
English for Business (15lpw)

(Classroom contact time = 12h 30m)
English for Business (15lpw)
+
One elective module (5hpw)
 
(Classroom contact time = 16h 40m)
 
English for Business (15lpw)
+
Two elective modules
(2 x 5hpw)
 
(Classroom contact time = 20h 50m)

 

How the course works

Business EnglishOur English courses for Executives are for international business executives and managers who wish to improve their business English language and professional skills in a commercial context.

Our course participants normally have several years professional working experience and may already be well established in their chosen career. They typically work in the following industries:

  • Financial services
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Legal services
  • Manufacturing
  • Media communications
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Telecoms
  • Logistics

Our business english teachers use dynamic interactive techniques such as role play, pair work and group work in order to maximise participation and develop confidence in use of business English.

Please note that our English courses for executives have a minimum level of English of Upper Intermediate. For more information on each of our levels of English, please click here

If you do not have Upper Intermediate or Advanced level English, you can take our English for Business elective module option and combine it with General English course to create a Premium Course of 20 lessons per week that includes 5 lessons of English for Business.

Key facts
MINIMUM
ENTRY LEVEL

Upper Intermediate
YOU WILL PRACTISE
Speaking
Writing
Reading
Listening
Grammar
Vocabulary
Pronunciation
START DATES
Most Mondays
CLASS TIMES
Morning

Class sizes

AVERAGE CLASS SIZE

6 (September 2015)

MAXIMUM CLASS SIZE

15

You can study Executive English in the morning (0900-1200).


Sample weekly timetable This table shows the typical content during a three hour session
 
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
First half
Newspaper review
Formal language
Listening for gist, intonation
Formal writing
Negotion role play
Break
Second half
Reading & Vocabulary
Business vocabulary
Presentation skills
Individual
presentations
Weekly review

 

The Executive English 15 lessons per week course is currently not available. For course availability, please see our Course Availability page

However, students can select the English for Business elective module of 5 lessons per week, Monday to Friday 1200-1250h, and combine it with General English course to create a Premium Course of 20 lessons per week that includes 5 lessons of English for Business

Our aim is to help you to use the English language more effectively when you leave us, so that you can:

  • communicate more confidently
  • participate more successfully in
  • meetings
  • improve your written English including emailing
  • expand your professional vocabulary
  • work successfully in a cross-cultural enviroment.
FAQ

Q. Will the classes be different from my English classes in my own country?

A. That depends on what sort of English lessons you have had in your country!

Our lessons are 100% in English, and they will help you to communicate in English.

Our teachers are trained to bring the best out of you, and to give you lots of opportunities to practise speaking with the whole class and in groups and pairs. While you are doing this, your teacher will go round the class to correct and help each student. You may also do some language games to help you to practise.

Q. How do I study effectively?

A. We take great pride in the quality of our tuition. Our Principal began her career as a teacher, and several of our more experienced teachers have worked for us for many years.

We believe that a positive classroom atmosphere with plenty of opportunity for communicative practice provides the best environment for learning.  We believe that by giving you lots of variety in class and by giving you plenty of opportunities to practice your English with your classmates, we will help you to maximize your progress.

The academic methodology is set out below:

- 100% interactive communicative lessons

- All teachers are qualified to teach English and are carefully selected by the Principal and the Academic Manager

- We have eight levels of English so you can make faster progress at precisely the right level for you

- We use up-to-date methods and materials

Much will depend on your attitude towards your studies. If you want to make good progress, we have the teachers and other resources to enable you to do this.

Q. How do I check my progress?

A. You will have revision activities every week and regular progress tests in class. In addition, we have 4 terms per year, and we expect our students to make progress to the next level at the end of every term. At the end of every term, which typically lasts for 11-12 weeks, we will give you an end of term test. This is designed by to test all aspects of your English language ability (reading, writing, speaking and listening). Once your teacher has marked your progress test, he / she will give you detailed feedback on how your have progressed, and tell you whether you are ready to progress to the next level.

Q. What do I do if I find my class too difficult or easy?

A. If this happens, please speak to your teacher and explain to him / her what the problem is. They will help you to change level if necessary. If the teacher feels that you should change level, they will speak with the Academic Manager and the teacher of the other level and they will decide f you are ready to do so, and also confirm whether the next level has availability

Q. Will I be able to practise my English outside class?

A. Absolutely! It is really important that you try to do this as much as possible. Try to speak to as many people as possible – classmates, homestay family, people in shops etc. This is good practice, even if they are not English. Please remember that London is a truly international city, so many of the people that you come into contact will have different accents, which makes it fun and challenging to communicate with them! We have an exciting social programme, which is a good way to meet other students, practise English and to enjoy London.