This course is designed for students who are either at an early stage in their careers or students who have not yet started working.
The aim of the course is to give you a good general knowledge and understanding of the use of English in business situations. You can choose to study 25 or 30 lessons per week (18.75 or 22.5 hours). There is a core of 25 lessons per week focussed on Business English. If you choose the 30 lesson option, for the extra 5 lessons you will study on one of our electives. For example, if you felt that you need to work more on speaking, you could choose our 'speaking, pronunciation and listening' elective.
Initially, the course focuses primarily on key Business English skills, with an increasing emphasis on integrated exam practice and strategy sessions as it progresses.
You will be introduced to specific business-related skills such as:
The course also prepares you for the Trinity College London Spoken English for Work exam at your level. It is also possible on demand to prepare for the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry English for Business exams - reading and writing papers - at Level 1 and Level 2*.
The SEW exam is held on the final Thursday of the course.
If you are planning to study for 24 weeks or more, the Introduction to Business English course can be taken as part of our Study Year Programme.
NB The exam fee is not included in the course fees. Approx. SEW exam fee = £75 - £110 depending on level.