Qualify to teach Business English

Gain your Certificate in International Business English Training (Cert IBET) in our central London school.


Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at teachers who want to teach Business English to clients and gain a recognised qualification. We offer this course to prepare you for taking the English UK Cert IBET assessment. 

What will you achieve? 

Take this course to:

  • Acquire the necessary knowledge to submit an assignment for the Cert IBET international qualification
  • Gain familiarity with current best practice in teaching Business English
  • Learn how to adapt your approach to the specific needs of corporate and individual clients

Course outline

This is an intensive course with morning and afternoon study sessions that will cover both theoretical and practical areas of teaching Business English.

The course covers many areas such as: concepts and language in a business context; approaches, methods and techniques; teaching skills for meetings and negotiations; using the telephone for business purposes and presentations.

You will focus on the following:

  • Definition of Business English
  • Characteristics and expectations of business learners
  • Concepts and language in a business context
  • Needs analysis and research
  • Course and syllabus design
  • Materials and resources, including web-based resources
  • Approaches, methods and techniques: lexical learning, role-play and case studies, learner training
  • Internationalism and culture
  • Teaching oral business communication skills: socialising, meetings, negotiations, telephoning and presentations
  • Teaching business reading and writing skills: correspondence, memos and reports
  • Evaluation and assessment: evaluating programme aims, managing feedback and business English exams
  • Professional development and employment

During the course you will gather ideas and information for a post-course assignment. Within 12 weeks of the end of the course you will submit a written project based on a practical teaching scenario (3000 – 4000 words). The assignment is marked by International House London and moderated by English UK and LanguageCert.

This new international qualification is jointly validated and managed by English UK and LanguageCert.


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