Online Business English
Benefits for you
- Do you need to use English in meetings, when writing e-mails, or preparing for a presentation?
- Do you want to feel more comfortable when meeting new people?
- Do you need a flexible online solution, enabling you to work from your home or office?
- Our course gives you the skills, vocabulary and confidence to progress.
- At the same time we develop other professional competencies including presentation skills, report writing, negotiation skills, interpreting financial trends and interview technique.
See what our new virtual classroom looks like, click here.
About the course
- We communicate through a virtual online classroom which enables us to share a wide range of resources, documents, work together on an electronic whiteboard and enables communication via video and messenger.
- Each session is one hour at an agreed time each week.
- You can choose to work one to one or in a small group.
- The full course is 15 sessions which is divided into two parts.
- Part 1 is 8 sessons. Part 2 is 7 sessons. You can pay just for Part 1 and then continue to Part 2 if you would like to.
- You need to install on your computer Adobe Flash Player 10.1 or above to access the virtual classroom.
- We recommend using a computer or Ipad to access the virtual classroom.
- Good internet connectivity. To check whether you can connect to Adobe Connect Meetings please take the systems test, click here.
- Secure payment via PayPal.
- Your level of English needs to be A2+ or above (strong pre-intermediate).
- Complete a short level test if you are unsure about your level. To understand what the different levels mean click here.
Part 1: Session
|Free introductory session||We start the course with a free introductory session. You will introduce yourself; learn how to use the online classroom and check you are comfortable with the level of the class. We will give you an overview of the course.|
|You and your organisation
(Sessions 1, 2)
|Your skills, knowledge and experience
Greetings and introductions
Types of organisations
|Participating in interviews
Reviewing your organisation
(Sessions 4, 5, 6)
|Active listening on the phone
Speaking on the phone
Participating in a meeting
Managing a meeting
Taking notes in a meeting
(Sessions 7, 8)
|The language of marketing (slogans, USPs, product descriptions, promotions)
Numbers and statistics
Presenting a business concept
Using numbers and statistics
Conducting market research
Describing financial performance
Reviewing a balance sheet
Interpreting financial data
Part 2: Session
The language of planning and strategy
Organising your time
Defining strategic objectives
risk and health and safety
(Sessions 10, 11)
|Project management terminology
Business idioms and phrasal verbs
Attitudes to risk
Levels of risk
Hazards at work and home
Modals of obligation
|Organising your time
Planning a project
Quantifying and reporting risk
Participating in a health and safety induction
|Negotiation terms and expressions
The language of persuasion
|Negotiating strategies and techniques
Presenting a proposal
Types of change
Rates of change
Social, economic and political change
Critically reflecting on change and quality of life
Describing performance over time
|Making small talk
|Informal v formal language
Business jargon and expressions
Interests outside of work
|Responding to cultural differences
Socialising at a business conference
|Feedback and managing problems
|Modal verbs of advice
Types of problem
Generating solutions to problems
Conflict management techniques
Describing working culture