Business English

Our Business English course is designed to improve your everyday spoken and written English and especially to promote fluency in business communication. The course includes business letters, presentations, negotiations and the particularly important skill of using your English on the telephone. You can also ask your teacher to cover any specific Business English needs you have.

  • max. 10 students
  • 8.5 E. (per hour)
  • 204 E. (total cost)
  • 3 months
  • A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, levels
  • 2 hours a week

Classes

1

Business English Basic User

Objectives of the course

Upon completion of the course the students should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • understand basic expressions, questions and statements about self, work in predictable situations;
  • distinguish the main idea of a short conversation or presentation on a familiar topic;
  • ask for and give personal details such as name, job, nationality, and family information;
  • use simple greetings and introduce oneself and others to overseas partners;
  • talk about calendar dates and make appointments (on the phone/by e-mail/at meeting);
  • order food in a restaurant and make simple requests in stores and restaurants;
  • make hotel reservation;
  • talk about events or activities in the past, present, and future.

Goals of the course

  • Use English for business communication with co-workers in some situations via speaking and listening;
  • read adapted passages and articles on business topics and identify main ideas;
  • carry on business correspondence by understanding and replying to simple in-coming e-mails, faxes.
2

Business English Independent User

Objectives of the course

Upon completion of the course the students should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • understand and use International Business language;
  • create a career portfolio incorporating application forms, cover letters, resumes;
  • write different kind of business letters;
  • communicate freely on the phone;
  • read authentic business texts (MEDIA articles, reviews);
  • summarise information presented in reports and reviews;
  • use common idiomatic expressions in conversations and in writing;
  • understand texts on a variety of business and non-business topics.

Goals of the course

  • Communicate in work-related situations;
  • be able to write business correspondence including notes, memos and letters, business reports, agendas and minutes involved in business communication;
  • conduct interviews and talks as well as participate in meetings, discussions and negotiations.

Exam Preparation and Certificates

You can ask  for information on our exam preparation courses. These courses are designed to help you use your language ability to get the best possible grade in your chosen exam. In the courses you learn about how the exams works, what the examiners will be looking for and you will get plenty of practice using the types of questions you will see in the exam. After one of our exam preparation courses you can tackle the exam with complete confidence. The courses are relatively short, but are very intensive and are therefore very effective.