Small group English courses for professionals in London. Improve your English for work and a great career.


Small group classes for experienced professionals or for those who want a future career in business. Using a range of relevant and motivating materials, our trainers (coaches?) will help you to become more confident and competent in using English in a work environment.  Taking into account your specific needs and business cultural context, the course will focus on developing business communication skills such as giving presentations, participating in meetings and interpersonal skills. 

All our Business English courses are held in the Professional English Centre, which has panoramic views across the London skyline and is reserved exclusively for our professional clients. You also receive numerous benefits, including a full needs analysis, networking events, guest speakers and a social programme for professionals. 

Hours per week  

Lessons: 15 per week 
Lessons times: 13 hours 45 minutes per week 

Bank holidays 

There will be no lessons taking place on UK Bank Holidays when the school will be closed. Fees are not pro rata for weeks where bank holidays take place 

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This course is suitable for professionals who would like to improve their English communication skills.

The direction of the 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, and 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 elementary level and above (B1 – C1). You will be placed in a group with people of a similar language level. Find out more about English language levels.

The Business English 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.

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.

What can I do next? 

  • Achieving your next career step or project
  • Online lessons with a tutor after your course
  • Free three month access to our online learning platform for professionals
  • Another Professional English course to keep building your skills
  • Access to the student portal
  • Opportunities to attend additional free English lessons with trainees
  • Social programme activities such as walking tours and conversation clubs
  • A level certificate to add to your CV
  • Access to the library and computers
  • Free wifi
  • Guest speaker talks
  • Networking lunch every week

Collaborate with the trainer to tailor a course based on shared needs.

Focus on the language which enables you to: 

  • Take part in tasks that focus on intercultural communication and competence to help you become more successful in an international business environment 
  • Use a range of problem-solving and critical thinking skills to work through real-life business scenarios and case studies 
  • Develop Interpersonal and intrapersonal skills working with other course participants. 

Develop your language skills in the following areas enabling you to be more effective in a business environment: 

  • Socialising and Networking 
  • Negotiating
  • Leading and participating in meetings 
  • Making successful presentations 
  • Resolving conflict in the workplace 
  • Leadership and team building 
  • Writing skills such as emailing; report writing; summarising

You can view the sample timetable here for the Business English 15 course

  1. Course selection
  2. Personal details
  3. Transfer
  4. Accommodation
  5. Insurance
  6. Confirm & pay

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Got a question?

Take a look at our frequently asked questions or contact our friendly multilingual team who are always happy to help you.

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Why train with us?

The Executive Centre, with panoramic views across the London skyline, is reserved exclusively for our professional clients.

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