International Certificate in Business English Training (Cert IBET) | York

50hr+ Course over 10 Training Days

Course Summary

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.

We are running this intensive course a number of times in 2019.

Fast Facts

Start dates:05 - 16 August 2019
Location:York, UK
Max. group size:12
Entry level:B1
Min. age:23
Course materials:Included
Hours/week:25
Package
Course Fee£1050
Moderation fee:£160
Terms and conditions

Target Audience

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.

Methodology

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

WHENMORNINGAFTERNOON
WEEK 1
Day 1What is Business English?
Introduction to English as a Lingua Franca
Business topics/sub-topics vs Business skills
Using business texts
Day 2Methods & Approaches: The Lexical Approach
- Using Corpora
- Using technology in the business classroom
Needs analysis & research
Course planning
Day 3Business skills: Meetings & Interviews
Using roleplays and simulations
Assignment information - rubrics & guidelines.
An introduction to Cross-Cultural Awareness
Day 4Methods & Approaches: Task-Based Learning
Dealing with spoken discourse
Business skills: Socialising
Using drama in the business classroom
Business topics: Management & HR
Coaching as an Approach
Day 5Business skills: Negotiations
Methods & Approaches: Grammaring
Interpersonal Skills: From language teaching to communication training
WEEK 2
Day 6Methods & Approaches: Dogme
Dealing with language feedback
Teaching 1 to 1
Using case studies ESP & EAP
Day 7Learner autonomy =, learning styles, & learning strategies
Business skills: Presentations
Business topics: Finance
Teaching In- Company
Day 8Business topics: Sales & marketing
Representing yourself professionally
Course book evaluation
Designing your own materials
Day 9Business skills: Business writing & emailing
Business skills: telephoning
Evaluation & assessment
Business Exams
Day 10Adapting General English materials for Business English
- brainstorming and sharing
Continual Professional Development
Course Review
Questions about assignments

21 hour teacher development courses may use a 8.00- 12.30 or 13.30 -17.30 time slot. Afternoon programmes will finish earlier on certain days for social programme options.

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