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Teaching Business English


  • Are you interested in teaching in-company classes?

  • Would you like to build a syllabus for private one-to-one classes?

  • Are you interested in teaching Business English or English for Specific Purposes?

Then this course is for you!     Apply

As a TEFL teacher it’s important to have as many options open to you as possible. With English as a global language the demand for Business English teachers is growing significantly. This course allows you to improve your teaching skills and work as an in-company teacher.

By the end of this blended course you:

  • will have all the knowledge and skills to teach Business English to different levels and students with different business backgrounds.
  • will be able to design a course adapted to your students´ needs
  • will have enhanced your CV including a Teaching Business English Certificate.

Course type

  • Blended Course: 2 days (3 hours each) at our centre in Málaga+ 24 hours online
    Online component to be completed before and/or after face to face days.
  • Duration: 30 hours

Course overiew

1. What is Business English?

  • Business English definitions
  • Types of Business English
  • Business English contexts

2. Create a Needs Analysis

  • Needs analysis
  • Learning Preferences
  • Setting SMART goals

3. Course Design

  • Setting objectives
  • Syllabus components
  • Negotiating the syllabus

4. Selecting and developing materials

  • Published materials
  • Authentic materials
  • Learner produced materials

5. Speaking Skills for Business

  • Socializing & Small talk
  • Telephone
  • Presentations and meetings

6. Writing Skills for Business

  • Genres of Business Writing
  • Correcting errors

7. Teaching 1-1 classes

  • Managing conversation
  • Giving feedback
  • Role-plays and simulations

8. Teaching Business English to groups

  • Managing classes
  • Giving feedback
  • Business Games

Evaluation and assessment:

  • You will have to complete all the course tasks to a satisfactory standard in order to receive the Teaching Business English Certificate.
  • You will have to fully participate, both face-to-face and online.


  • Must be a certified teacher
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be a native / fluent English speaker


Quirien van Unen:

I would definitely recommend this course! I feel more confident teaching Business English now. Very insightful set of resources and tools provided to us. We didn’t only leave with a ready to work with syllabus but also a new outlook on Business English as a teaching field!


Great course! We looked at some very useful resources and the needs analysis session was very insightful. I feel much more prepared to teach Business English now!

Vivian Bache:

I thoroughly recommend doing this course which is very informative. The pre-course work is extensive but very interesting and even if you don’t intend teaching Business English immediately, it will broaden your attitude for teaching.

Martin Parry:

Really good day! Lots of pointers for the resources and ideas specific to business students of English for Specific Purposes. I think I might have been avoiding this client group up to now, but now I can see that this “world” is more open to me. Well paced and professionally delivered. Thank you!

Steph Edghill:

Very practical and useful course from the pre-course materials to the final one-day session. Every aspect considered from needs analysis to learner preferences with a wealth of resources and ideas for activities. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable trainer!

Bhavna Shahdadpuri:

The course has served its purpose totally. I feel confident to start teaching Business English. The trainer was dynamic and very encouraging. I loved the training course as it covered many of the areas regarding teaching Business English and English for Specific Purposes. Thank you!

Next Courses:

Face-to-Face Wednesday 12th & Thursday 13th February 2020 From 11:00 – 14:00 (both days)

 Fee: €99

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