Small group English courses for professionals online. Improve your English for work.

Now you can study online with the same highly qualified and experienced IH London teachers in a virtual classroom.

This Executive group programme follows the same teaching methodology as our face-to-face lessons so you can learn at the same pace without leaving the comfort of your own home.

Our executive online courses are held in Zoom meeting rooms.  This allows our trainers to recreate our face to face lessons online by utilising features such as whiteboard and breakout rooms to give whole class feedback and monitor students’ speech in smaller groups.  

Who is this course for?

This online course is suitable for professionals who would like an intensive small group course to improve their English communication skills.

The direction of the online course will be determined as a group with your trainer and adapted as needed as the course progresses, to ensure all goals are met. Topic examples include:

  • language skills for effective presentations
  • negotiations or meetings
  • language for marketing, sales, HR, management, leadership, and medical

You can choose any topic relevant to you with your trainer and group.

This course is suitable for intermediate level (B1) and above. You will be placed in a group with people of a similar language level. Find out more about English language levels.


By the end of this course, you will:

  • Communicate more effectively in a professional environment
  • Feel more confident in the chosen areas focused on during the course
  • Have increased vocabulary in topics related to your professional working life.

Course content

The executive group courses are kept small, a maximum of 6 participants, so the trainer can focus on everyone’s goals.

You will be placed in a group with people of a similar language level (we will send you a language test to complete ahead of the course) and everyone in the group will be a professional, so you can share your experiences and learn from each other too.

On the first day, participants will discuss their needs together with the trainer who will build a course programme which focuses on the needs of the group. There will be skills others would like to focus on that would benefit you too and you can increase your knowledge of how other companies and sectors approach tasks relevant to you.

Although topics will be related to professional life, general grammar and everyday life topics will be integrated into the course to help you communicate with people in a working and non-working environment. This will be useful for building rapport with your colleagues and customers.

Throughout the course, individuals will also improve effectiveness skills such as confidence, critical thinking, emotional intelligence, resilience, creative thinking and innovation.

Course benefits

  • Ability to connect with other professionals through an online community
  • Free weekly social programme
  • Access to free online self-study materials relevant to your profession

Lesson times

3 lessons per week

10:00 – 10:55  Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (Level B1)

11:00 – 11:55  Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (Level B2 )  

12:00 – 12:55 Tuesdays Wednesdays and Thursdays (Level C1)

(All UK times)                              

Course requirements

To get the most from this course you will need:

  • A reliable internet connection
  • A desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone

You will be sent all the details you need to connect to the IH London virtual classroom.

Progress to

  • Achieving your next career step or project
  • Three month access to our online learning platform for professionals
  • Another executive course to keep building your skills

Any questions?

For further enquiries please call +44 (0) 20 7611 2427 or email 

IH London Online Courses British Council

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Course price

Business English B1 Online 3 hours
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