Typical Business English course content

A Business English course will offer the possibility of learning new business English skills whilst already building existing skills so that they will be of benefit during your career. It helps to prepare you for further studies but the main focus is on using good English during business meetings, negotiations and presentations but it also helps you to adapt to different situations such as those that are not as formal and social situations.
Reading and listening will also improve as well as written English in a work situation such as dealing with reports and writing emails.

A course such as this will cover a lot of information that will benefit your career in many ways, the content will consist of:

  • Presenting any management issues that you may have as well as presenting your company or organisation and career
  • Negotiating is an important aspect of business and this will be carried out in a simulated environment along with business meetings
  • Figures and data are a huge part of business and presenting them in a professional way will be covered.
  • The best practices and procedures when carrying out recruitment
  • Explaining what your company does- the products or the services it offers
  • Business telephone calls are a crucial part and taking part in these in a simulated environment will enhance your experience

In business, dealing with clients and those related to the business can often see discussion turn to other, broader matters. A typical business English course will provide sufficient practice that will help you to discuss many different issues that are topical such as:

  • Political issues
  • The media as well as advertising
  • How technology impacts your business
  • Current affairs
  • Educating and training
  • Questions related to the environment and sociality

In business, communication is extremely important and often you will be expected to chair meetings as well as negotiations. To do this requires confidence and this is often covered through the following:

  • Interrupting those involved in the meeting
  • Asking participants for any comments they may have
  • Confirming information and clarifying information
  • Agreeing and disagreeing
  • Asking the right questions
  • Summarising what the meeting covered
  • Questioning or defending an opinion
  • Providing suggestions or offers
  • Opening and closing meetings

In business it is important to be hospitable whilst also entertaining visitors and clients, social situations are crucial for a large amount of business people as well as communicating via the telephone. This will be covered by the following:

  • How to use the telephone effectively
  • Communicating efficiently whilst discussing problems and detailed ideas
  • Meeting and greeting professionally
  • Socialising

A typical business English course will help you to communicate with more confidence which means being able to speak with a better accuracy and fluency. Meetings will be more successful thanks to a greater participation and you will improve your written English when it comes to emails and letters. Your vocabulary will become larger and you will also see an improvement in your understanding of grammar.