Business English

Overview

Business English consists of a specialized course focused on helping you achieve your goals, either as students who want to learn Business English, or business people who want to achieve a high level of professionalism in the international business world.  Our course is tailored to help motivate and improve your understanding of English in today’s challenging workplace, developing the professional language and communication skills required for the modern world of business.  The course includes complete coverage of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

You will cover topics such as communicating effectively with people, mergers and acquisitions, buying and selling, marketing and human resources, as well as exposure to the practicalities of business.  Authentic case studies will help you learn general business practices while improving your English skills.  The course also offers a task-based, integrated approach to the development of core business skills such as Presentations, Negotiations, Meetings and Small Talk.

Extensive preparation is also made for the Cambridge Business English Certificate (BEC).

Corporate Language Solutions

Corporate English language training solutions for small and large businesses.

Help train your staff and get results. Investing in your employee’s potential will boost your company’s value, productivity and future development by helping you expand into new markets as well as opening opportunities for new investments and growth.

If your company is interested in corporate training for Business English, you can contact us for further information. We’ll be happy to help you choose the right course to train your people.

Private Language Solutions

Private Business English Courses for Professionals

Our specialized business English Courses will help unlock your potential in the workplace, while making you a valuable asset to your present or future employers. Freedom to move internationally to best explore job opportunities also increases your chances of landing a desirable position with a higher salary and added benefits.

Contact us for more information and we’ll help you find the right course to begin your Business English.

Curriculum

B1 Business Preliminary

This qualification shows that you have mastered the basics of business English.

You will be able to:

  • understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
  • describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

The above course runs for approximately 120 hours, over a period of 30 weeks, consisting of two hour long lessons twice a week.

B2 Business Vantage

This qualification will help you when applying for new jobs, getting a promotion or to develop your career.

You will be able to:

  • understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in their field of specialization.
  • interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
  • produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

The above course runs for approximately 120 hours, over a period of 30 weeks, consisting of two hour long lessons twice a week.

C1 Business Higher

This qualification gives you the practical language skills you need to operate confidently at a senior level in global business.

You will be able to:

  • understand a wide range of demanding, longer clauses, and recognize implicit meaning.
  • express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
  • produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

The above course runs for approximately 120 hours, over a period of 30 weeks, consisting of two hour long lessons twice a week.

Reviews

English for business course

5.0 rating

Our company was preparing to go global and I needed to prepare. With an excellent curriculum rich in relevant material, genuine business sources and a trainer who knew his course, I felt prepared for the next challenge. Thank you.

nicolas, S

Business English Course

5.0 rating

Was able to learn so much in such a short time. The fast-changing world of business is such a challenge. The Business English course at AOLC was the perfect choice. Full of authentic material, lots of case studies and with an experienced tutor. It made all the difference.

Judy

Classes Available

B1 Preliminary

B1 Business Preliminary (BEC Preliminary)

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B2 Vantage

B2 Business Vantage (BEC Vantage)

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C1 Higher

C1 Business Higher (BEC Higher)

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Private

Private Classes

For private class bookings please see private classes page.