About English for Business
An English for Business course is different from many other English courses, because it’s tailored exactly to the needs of students who want to gain both the language skills and knowledge of business customs that will allow them to do business more confidently and successfully with English speakers.
It’s well known that English is the international language of business. 1.75 billion people across the world speak English at a useful level. Meanwhile more and more companies across the world expect their staff to have some knowledge of English – in fact some companies in Asia even operate entirely in English, rather than in their indigenous languages. So if you can gain specific skills and experience in business English, this is a sure-fire way to stand out from the crowd when it comes to getting a new job or standing out from the crowd in your existing one.
With this in mind, it’s no surprise that an increasingly popular course offered by many London language schools, including Bloomsbury International of course, is English for Business.
What’s covered in English for Business?
An English for Business course at a London language school will generally include some or all of the following:
• business vocabulary and terminology – perhaps tailored to your specific area of business, such as banking, international trade or construction
• how to negotiate and persuade effectively in English, including style, presentation and different selling techniques
• skills for networking and socialising in a business context – for example, language and cultural expectations when you’re entertaining clients
• how to lead or behave in business meetings
• how to deliver effective presentations and speeches
• language and conventions for writing reports, documents and emails in a business setting
• and much more.
How is Business for English taught?
Because Business for English is a practical subject, the tuition at any good London language school will focus on hands-on, task-based tuition, rather than dull and dry classroom teaching. You should be given the opportunity to continually practice what you’ve learned, through role plays for example, and receive feedback on how you’re performing. This will allow you to understand your areas of strength and weakness, so you will know what to focus on as you continue to improve. You may also be able to benefit from presentations by visiting speakers from the business world and discussions with tutors and fellow students, where you can explore the latest big issues or news stories in the business world.
Business for English at Bloomsbury International
Here at Bloomsbury International we’re a leading provider of Business for English courses. Whether you’re already working at executive level in the business world and just want to improve your skills, you’re starting out and looking for your first business job, or you have your own business and want to expand into international markets, we can help. We offer both group courses in Business for English, as well as more personalised and tailored courses that cover specific areas of business. Whatever your Business English requirements, get in touch with us today to find out more about how Bloomsbury International can help you.