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English for Specific Purposes

What is the course about?

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Working professionals looking to develop their English and communication skills

After registration, participants on this course programme will receive:

  1. a pre-course questionnaire which will enable trainers to learn about the participants’ backgrounds
  2. information about York to prepare participants for their cultural experience.

At the end of the course, you will:

  • improve your spoken confidence and fluency
  • improve your communication skills at work
  • improve your interpersonal skills

Optional online support

If you are from a country outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you will need a visa. Students from certain countries do not need to apply for a visa before arriving in the UK. You can check if you need to apply for a visa on the UK Visas and Immigration website.

In the unlikely event of a course not recruiting sufficient numbers you would be offered an alternative.

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Fast Facts

Start date(s)
Every Monday
Max. group size
Min. age
Minimum CEF level
Starting from
Course materials
Starting from
From 15 hours/week
Is Erasmus+ funding available?
From £
Booking fee
Training in 4 Dimensions

York Associates’ unique and industry-leading approach integrates 4 dimensions into its language and international communication training. Find out more.

1: English language skills

2: Professional communication skills

3: Intercultural skills

4: International collaboration skills


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English for Specific Purposes
Combination 1
15 group + 5 individual hours
Min. ACF level:
English for Specific Purposes
Combination 2
15 group + 10 individual hours
Min. ACF level:
English for Specific Purposes
Combination 3
15 group + 15 individual hours​
Min. ACF level:
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