International Certificate in Business English Training (Cert IBET) | Closed groups on demand
50hr+ Course over 8 Intensive Training Days
The York Associates Cert IBET aims to develop EFL teachers wishing to move into Business English teaching and those who have been engaged in Business English teaching but wish to grow professionally while gaining a recognised qualification in the field. This international qualification is jointly validated and managed by English UK and Trinity College London.
Closed groups on demand.
Max. group size:
Discounts available for members of professional associations, e.g. IATEFL, IATEFL BESIG
The York Associates Cert IBET aims to develop EFL teachers wishing to move into Business English teaching and those who have been engaged in Business English teaching but wish to grow professionally while gaining a recognized qualification in the field.
Who can apply?
Qualified English language teachers (e.g. Trinity Cert TESOL, CELTA, or equivalent). If you do not have an initial teaching qualification you must have a minimum of three years full time practical ESL/TESOL teaching experience (min 15hrs per week) over a 32-week period.
Combined with practical tips, lesson ideas and opportunities to practise on one another, the York Associates Cert IBET aims to help participants cultivate their skills in teaching Business English while increasing their expertise by offering them a strong theoretical and working knowledge of best practice in Business English training so that they are able to deliver a customised and high quality training to their potential clients.
Participants are also introduced to appropriate websites related to the further development of their teaching skills and personal professional development.
Sample Course Programme
What is Business
Business topics/sub-topics vs Business skills
Introduction to (Business) English as a Lingua Franca
Business skills: Socialising
Using roleplays and simulations
Methods & Approaches:
- The Lexical Approach
- Using Corpora
- Using technology in the business classroom
Needs analysis & research
- rubrics & guidelines.
Dealing with spoken discourse
Business skills: Meetings & Interviews
Using business texts and real documents (e.g. reports/CVs)
Management & HR
Interpersonal Skills: From language teaching to communication training