Industry-leading approach

Hundreds of international companies like yours have trusted us to deliver collaboration, intercultural, professional communication and language skills training since 1980. Why? It’s a mix of small groups, personalised feedback, and skilled trainers.

Thought leadership

Our team have written books on Business English and effective international communication with such publishers as Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Cornelsen, Kogan Page, and Harper Collins. Location

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These are the Business English courses we think you will be most interested in.

Improve the communication skills you need for international business. By enrolling on our Business Communication course, you will develop effective communication and interpersonal skills that will allow you to succeed in the world of work. Learn English relevant to your job – whether that’s vocabulary or grammar – and also work on the different types of communication you use at work, including participating in meetings, delivering presentations, negotiating, telephoning, networking, and writing emails. This course will also help you grow your intercultural communication abilities and give you tips on how to manage diversity in the workplace effectively.

Fast Facts

Start date(s)
Every Monday
Max. group size
6
Min. age
21
Minimum CEF level
Starting from
B1
Course materials
Included
Hours
Starting from
From 15 hours/week
Is Erasmus+ funding available?
Price
From £
555
Booking fee
£
55

Become a highly effective international communicator with our Effective International Communication course. This flagship training programme builds on the first three dimensions of our training - English language, professional communication and intercultural skills - by including a fourth dimension of essential international collaboration skills (building trusting relationships, influencing, managing conflict and handling feedback), the key people skills for success across cultures.

Fast Facts

Start date(s)
Every Monday
Max. group size
6
Min. age
21
Minimum CEF level
Starting from
B1
Course materials
Included
Hours
Starting from
From 15 hours/week
Is Erasmus+ funding available?
Price
From £
1730
Booking fee
£
55

We offer a range of courses which combine a focus on specialist vocabulary relevant for participants’ specific jobs with skills training. Specialist areas include Energy English (Oil, Gas and Energy Industries), Financial English, Human Resources English, Legal English, Maritime English, Political English, Purchasing English, Sales English, Technical English, Education, Trade Union and EWC English, and Cambridge BEC Exam preparation.c

Our ESP courses combine mornings of one-to-one training dedicated to a participant’s specialist terminology with afternoons focused on group work (Business Communication) and the development of professional and intercultural communication skills, putting the specialist vocabulary into practice.

Fast Facts

Start date(s)
Every Monday
Max. group size
6
Min. age
21
Minimum CEF level
Starting from
B1
Course materials
Included
Hours
Starting from
From 15 hours/week
Is Erasmus+ funding available?
Price
From £
880
Booking fee
£
55

Develop your fluency and confidence so you can communicate more easily for work or personal reasons. As a participant in this group course, you will take part in discussions on a range of up-to-date topics of general interest, including current affairs, travel, culture and latest trends. By following this course, you will also develop the key skills necessary for effective communication with people from different backgrounds.

Fast Facts

Start date(s)
Every Monday
Max. group size
6
Min. age
21
Minimum CEF level
Starting from
A2
Course materials
Included
Hours
Starting from
From 15 hours/week
Is Erasmus+ funding available?
Price
From £
400
Booking fee
£
55

During this twelve-week programme, you will be allocated a work placement four days a week in a local organisation and attend a three-hour BEC preparation session once a week for a total of thirty-six hours. The course will end with the BEC Vantage (B2) or Higher (C1) exam. Work placements include businesses, universities, colleges, voluntary organisations, local government offices, hotel and conference centres, sports centres, large stores, theatres and cultural centres.

Fast Facts

Start date(s)
Every Monday
Max. group size
6
Min. age
21
Minimum CEF level
Starting from
B1
Course materials
Included
Hours
Starting from
From 15 hours/week
Is Erasmus+ funding available?
Price
From £
1500
Booking fee
£
55

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