English for your career in the business world
The Business English program equips students with English language skills specific to the corporate environment. English is an essential skill both for companies seeking to trade overseas and for employees wishing to develop careers in global industries. The course develops students` confidence and ability to communicate effectively in English in a business context, by providing them with the necessary linguistic and cultural knowledge. It builds awareness and experience in relation to realistic challenges or situations encountered in the world of business, and develops essential skills for presentations, meetings, negotiating, networking, formal letter, e-mail and report writing, telephone conversations and cross-cultural interactions. This course incorporates stimulating ideas from the business world with a strong task-based and hands-on approach, where role plays, case studies and projects are regular features.
The Business English program is offered at an Upper Intermediate level. Students undertake mini assessments in relation to the course material on a weekly basis.
Minimum entry level requirement for Business English is IELTS Band 5.0 or PTE Academic Score 36.
1 to 10 weeks
Business English is recognised by German Bildungsurlaub
Watch documentaries, listen to interviews and follow the latest business and financial news to gain exposure to the language you'll need in your future.
A teacher is in the library in supervised self-access periods to assist students with homework, resumes and questions from class.
Teachers provide students with weekly feedback on their progress in one-to-one meetings and advise on how to improve in areas of weakness and build on current strengths.
*Timetable effective from 06/01/2020
After graduating from university, I worked as a Sales & Marketing officer at a trading company in Japan for about 4 years. I travelled overseas on business trips 3-4 times a year. I like talking with people and using my English through my work in Japan. I decided to take the Business English course at Discover English as it will help me a lot in communication with business partners. English used in business is based on what I can learn from a General English course, but unlike everyday conversation, it requires special and more formal phrases and format as well. We make presentations about business regularly in class. As part of that, we explained how we approach when we start a business in our own country. It was interesting that the methods are sometimes similar to Japan and sometimes completely different from Japan. I could see business opportunities by learning those differences throughout the presentation. Instead of learning grammar from the textbook like General English course, the Business English course has more discussions and debates which I believe is practical for real business. It also helped me a lot to understand new words and grammar easily. What is more, I enjoyed learning cultural differences, global way of thinking and different business method/approach.