november, 2020

2020mon02nov(nov 2)6:30 pmmon30(nov 30)8:30 pmEnglish for Business Advanced£75 (concession £45) ONLINE COURSE SUITABLE FOR LEARNERS WHO HAVE ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGEOnlineDay:Monday length of course: 5 weeks


2 (Monday) 6:30 pm - 30 (Monday) 8:30 pm



length of course

5 weeks


Course details

“Course details have been changed from the original programme”. Contact the office with any queries.

This course is suitable for learners where English is not their first language.
This course will be taught online. To participate in online classes you will need an email address, a reliable internet connection, a computer/laptop/tablet with fully updated browser (preferably Google Chrome).

English is the language of international banking, the internet, and international trade and business.  Your English skills will define the jobs you can apply for in the UK, and improving those skills will help, not only in this country, but will greatly improve your employability and promotion prospects both here and in other countries, should you later travel further or return to your home country.  If you struggle to express yourself in certain professional situations, or even in social business contexts, this course will help.  It will partly be based around some of the particular needs of learners on that course, which we will discuss in the first lesson.

Poor English skills can have serious consequences – language misunderstandings can lead to the loss of money or angry clients.  Your inability to understand English chat and banter, or difficulty in translating your social skills into English can make you seem unfriendly, rude, or too reserved.  All these things are bad for your career. 

This course is aimed at learners who have an upper intermediate to lower advanced level of English (B2 to C1) but struggle with certain aspects of their jobs, or even to get a job, because of limited English ability.  This course will help you improve your listening and spoken English, and your written English in order to gain employment, improve your confidence in certain situations, get promotion, or move into a different job with better pay and prospects.  You will also learn about UK work culture, how it may differ from that in other countries, and answer some of the questions you might have about the differences between your way of life and what you see around you in the UK.

Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?

Ideally, you should have passed at least the First Certificate, or have an equivalent (B2/C1) level of English. If you are unsure of your level, an assessment test is needed for placement purposes. To book an appointment, call the office on 01223 712340.


By the end of the course, you will have had the opportunity to:
improve your CV and your ability to write cover letters and go through interviews
develop all the skills – reading, writing, listening and speaking, with the emphasis on building the skills and vocabulary most useful in your workplace.. .
build your ability to communicate more formally where appropriate, for example in meetings or on the telephone
increase your confidence to express your own views, and argue constructively.
increase confidence in speaking through discussions of current affairs, cultural differences
improve your knowledge of British culture, food, music, etc.

Extra costs on the course for example text book, materials or equipment:

Any materials will be discussed on the first online course.

For the first session you will need to bring:

A notebook and pen and pencil as well as a computer/laptop/tablet with good internet access.

On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?

Your tutor will advise you.
The Learn and Train office is able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you.


£75 (concession £45) Contact the office on 01223 712340 to enquire about suitability and booking a place.


Melodie GranthamMelodie Grantham is an English teacher with a lifetime’s experience in all types of English teaching, from advanced first language and literature to beginner foreign speakers, and many different types of English, including business and medical. Melodie has also worked in offices and in different types of businesses, so she has practical experience of many different types of work. Melodie enjoys teaching adults, she feels she learns from learners while they learn from her. Your tutor also enjoys including cultural discussions, films and music and current affairs in the classes, to make them more interesting. Melodie has a keen sense of humour, and laughter is frequently heard in the classroom. She believes learning should be as enjoyable as possible!I have been teaching English of every variety for over 40 years. I most enjoy teaching adults because I can learn as much from them as they can from me! I have taught from absolute beginners to medical and business English.


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