Courses for Adults

 
 

Business English

 
 

Start date

 

Every Monday

 

Age

 

16+

 

Levels

 

Intermediate (B1) to Advanced (C1/C2)

 

Lessons

 

15, 20, 25, 30, 35 or 40 Lessons per week

(1 lessons = 45mins)

 

Time

 

Mon – Fri
Throughout the day from 09:00 – 17:15

 

Business English

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

Burlington School has an excellent reputation for delivering courses in Professional English, and we provide training to companies and individuals from all over the world. Our Business English courses are specially designed to meet the needs of the modern working environment. Our Business English courses are designed for people who want to improve their English in a business or corporate context. They are suitable for experienced professionals, people preparing for their first job in an English-speaking environment, students pre-paring for business-related courses and people who want to improve their career prospects. 

 
 

COURSE CONTENT:

All our lessons give students the opportunity to learn and use English in realistic situations, and our teachers give regular homework to help them practice.  The classes focus on all aspects of the language in a professional context, including grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, speaking, listening, reading and writing. Students can add to these lessons in the elective classes. These classes build on the work covered in the main classes, focussing on communication and practical workplace skills.

Skills covered in the classes include:

  • Formal and informal discussions with colleagues
  • Talking with confidence on the telephone
  • Writing accurate, natural reports, letters and emails
  • Studying specialist vocabulary

In addition, students work on projects, which can be related to their job or based on work within their classes. Students are given support and assistance to research subjects in English, and they then use this research to give presentations, write reports or hold negotiations and meetings in the school. There are regular progress tests and tutorials, which helps the teachers identify students’ strengths and weakness, and allows the students to check their progress in English. 

OUTCOMES

Students who successfully complete our General Business English course…

  • Are more confident in their use of English.
  • Are better able to communicate effectively and spontaneously with others in the workplace.
  • Are able to work and socialise in a cross-cultural environment.
  • Can participate in discussions relating to working in an international environment.
  • Are closer to achieving their career goals.

EXAMINATIONS

It is a good idea for students to take an internationally-recognised examination to prove their language skills to employers or academic institutions.

The following English Language
Examinations are suitable for people who have taken one of our Business English courses:

  • Cambridge English: Business (BEC)
  • TOEIC
  • BULATS

WHAT NEXT?

After finishing one of our Business English courses, students could try:

  • Reading articles and news stories about unfamiliar subjects in professional journals and blogs
  • Speaking to people in English in a professional context
  • Doing a work placement in an English speaking environment
  • Taking one of our English for Specific Purposes courses
  • Taking our IELTS Preparation course to prepare for university
 
 

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