Business English // Adult Courses
Our Business English course will help you learn to communicate effectively in a range of business situations. You are able to study a minimum of 10 lessons of Business English per week. By the end of the course, you may wish to take an exam which will assess your abilities in the fours skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking in a business context.
Gain the skills necessary to perform effectively in English in a business context. Get equipped with the linguistic resources needed to follow a business degree course. We aim to provide a stress-free, learning facility for students to make new friends, actively learn and develop their English skills.
Completion of this course will enable you to communicate effectively in a range of real life business situations. Also, you’ll gain the skills necessary to produce excellent English in a business context. You are encouraged to apply any business knowledge and experience you might have as you work through the course materials.
Typical Course Content
The Business English course will typically develop your language skills appropriate to the following areas:
- Using the phone
- Reports and summaries
- The work place
- Import and export
- Money matters
- Delivery and after-sales
- Visits and travel
- Marketing and sales
- Meetings and negotiations
- Operations and processes
- Working together
- Face to face meetings
- Letters, faxes and memos
- A special project (business simulation)
Business English runs in 12 week terms, but you can study for a little or as long as you wish.
External Exam: BEC – Vantage Level (ie. Level 2)
This exam is aimed at learners who wish to obtain a business-related English language qualification. Currently there are 3 levels (Preliminary, Vantage and Higher), each of which assesses students in the four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking in a business context.
Students may prepare for the Cambridge BEC Vantage-level (ie. Level 2) examination within the ETC Business English course.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long are classes?
Each lesson in 45 minutes long.
Our Specialist Courses offer you 30 lessons per week. This means you receive 22.5 hours of tuition per week. Some of your classes will be in the afternoon.
When can I start studying?
You can enrol at ETC from any Monday of your choice. On your first Monday at ETC you will take a test that will help us decide which level of classes you need.