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Executive and manager course

This course is ideal for experienced executives, managers and professionals who wish to improve their language in a commercial context in the shortest possible time. Typically, participants have been working for some time and are already well established in their chosen careers. 

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  • Group size:

Maximum 6


  • Course level:

Levels 4 - 8 on the school's level scale

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  • Fees:

2014

£1210/week
£2028/week (Combination 15 hours group + 15 hours individual tuition)

2015

£1250/week 
£2065/week (Combination 15 hours group + 15 hours individual tuition)

Please note that, as in previous years, courses for 2015 that are booked and paid for in full before 30th September 2014 will be invoiced at our published 2014 rates. All other services relating to bookings in 2015, e.g. accommodation, airport transfers etc, will be charged at 2015 rates regardless of when the booking is made. 


Fees include training plus:

  • Weekly business breakfast
  • Weekly lecture from external speakers
  • Daily 3-course lunch (Monday to Friday)
  • Access to LondonSchool Online learning portal
  • All course material and resources
  • Detailed end-of-course report
  • Networking reception every Monday

  • Participants age:

Minimum age 25
Average age 42


  • Course length:

1-6 weeks
Start any Monday (Tuesday in week of 21 April)


  • Hours per week:

30 hours per week
09.00 - 17.00 Monday - Friday


  • Guest speaker:

One workshop every week



Who's it for?

This course is ideal for experienced business executives and managers who wish to improve their business language and professional skills in a commercial context in the shortest possible time. Participants will usually have several years professional working experience and already be well established in their chosen career.  

Participants typically work in the following industries and sectors:

  • Financial services
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Legal services
  • Manufacturing
  • Media communications
  • Management and Leadership
  • Operations
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Telecoms
  • Distribution
  • Logistics

The course will benefit any business person who needs to develop effective communication skills for use in their business life.

Course content

Course content summary

On this course, you can expect to improve your language and business skills in the following areas:

  • Communication skills
  • Meetings
  • Management – theory and practice
  • Negotiations – persuasion, selling techniques, style
  • Presentations
  • Leadership and team building
  • Business vocabulary
  • Teleconferencing
  • Resolving conflict
  • Networking
  • Cross-cultural awareness

This highly intensive course is hands-on and task based, with frequent role-plays and simulations designed to develop essential language skills. Some activities involve DVD recordings for analysis with regular feedback to help you focus on specific areas of need.

The course content is relevant and up-to-date. Every week we have a visiting guest speaker who helps to bring external expertise and insight into the programme. You will also take part in a 'business breakfast' every week where you will discuss, with your course colleagues, current issues or politics that affect business in your region, or worldwide. Everything you do will be practical, realistic and useful; the very small groups ensure attention to individual needs.

This course is ideal for experienced executives, managers and professionals who wish to improve their language in a commercial context in the shortest possible time. Typically, participants have been working for some time and are already well established in their chosen careers.

Some people like the idea of a group course environment, but would also like to focus on a particular area of need or interest on a one-to-one basis. In such cases, we recommend our Combination Course which provides the best of both worlds.

Course content

Course participants can expect the following areas to be covered in the course:

  • Presentation of one's own work, organisation and products/services
  • Simulated negotiations and business meetings
  • Aspects of a company's business – eg marketing, finance, production and distribution
  • Handling personnel matters – eg industrial relations, communication at work
  • Case studies and discussions
  • Analysis of a company's strengths and weaknesses, general and financial
  • Communication in an international context including intercultural understanding
  • Presenting figures and graphs and describing economic and social trends
  • Comparing company culture and national economies

We aim to give participants greater confidence in taking part in and chairing business meetings and negotiations. Therefore we cover appropriate communication strategies such as:

  • agreeing and disagreeing
  • interrupting
  • clarifying and confirming
  • asking for comments
  • summarising
  • asking appropriate questions
  • challenging/defending an opinion
  • persuading and compromising
  • making proposals, offers, suggestions
  • opening/closing meetings

Professional hospitality, entertaining visitors and handling social situations are important for many business people, as is confidence when using the telephone. Areas covered would therefore include:

  • meeting and greeting
  • receiving visitors
  • socialising
  • using the telephone effectively
  • practice in communicating more complex ideas and discussing problems

Workshop topics are:

  • Business Ethics
  • Business Insurance and Risk
  • Doing Business in India
  • Predicting Behaviour and Performance in the workplace
  • Managing Talent
  • The Credit Crunch
  • 10 Things you should know about Brands
  • Innovation
  • Managing Trust
  • Doing Business in China

The benefits

Whichever course you take with us, you can expect to improve your English in the following ways:

  • communicate more confidently
  • speak more accurately and fluently
  • participate more successfully in meetings
  • improve your written English including emailing
  • expand your professional vocabulary
  • improve your understanding of grammar
  • socialise and network with greater confidence
  • work successfully in a cross-cultural environment

In addition to the benefits outlined above, you can expect to manage meetings and negotiations more effectively, improve your presentation skills, expand your business vocabulary, use the telephone with greater confidence as well as being able to discuss management theory and leadership skills with greater confidence.

Dates & Fees

2014 Dates & Fees

Course dates

You can start on any Monday from 6 January* - 15 December 2014. (Tuesday in week of 21 April)
*Please note the Holland Park Gardens centre is closed on 1-3 January, 18 April, 21 April, 22 - 31 December. The centre is open on all other public holidays.

Course fees

2014 (Lunch at the school is now included in all course fees)

  • £1210/week
  • £2028/week (Combination 15 hours group + 15 hours individual tuition)

2015 Dates & Fees

Course dates

You can start on any Monday from 5 January* - 14 December 2015. (Tuesday in week of 6 April)
*Please note the Holland Park Gardens centre is closed on 1-2 January, 3 - 6 April, 21 December - 1 January 2016. The centre is open on all other public holidays.

Course fees

2015 (Lunch at the school is now included in all course fees)

  • £1250/week
  • £2065/week (Combination 15 hours group + 15 hours individual tuition)

Please note that, as in previous years, courses for 2015 that are booked and paid for in full before 30th September 2014 will be invoiced at our published 2014 rates. All other services relating to bookings in 2015, e.g. accommodation, airport transfers etc, will be charged at 2015 rates regardless of when the booking is made. 

Case Study

İlke Arseven, Turkey

İlke works for The British Chamber of Commerce of Turkey in Istanbul and came to London to improve her professional English. She studied on the International Business Communication course and Communicating Effectively in English. At the Chamber she deals with a lot of visitors from the UK and Ireland who have a range of accents, so it was important for her to be in an environment where she could really develop her listening skills. She also regularly deals with financial reports and needed a better understanding of some of the sophisticated language used in these documents.

In particular, İlke felt that the trainers did a lot to help her understand different accents, and she enjoyed the weekly speaker on the International Business Communication course, and the group discussion that followed.

After her time with us İlke said ‘You are not only learning English, but also experiencing other industries’ trends and the issues they face. As a business person it is a big opportunity to see the differences between world cultures.’

Talking about her overall experience İlke said Before arriving in the UK and during my training period, everyone at the school was always so polite and concerned with my personal expectations. They work hard to send everyone home happy.’

Marcelo A. Nachon, Argentina

The school satisfied all my expectations. I am very happy with my choice of coming here. The location is an optimal location. I Highly recommend LSE for studying English language.

Trainers and teaching methods were excellent. Both of my teachers, Alan and Zeroh are outstanding teachers. They were really engaged with their jobs and they were doing their best to help us to learn English all the time. It was really a pleasure having them as my teachers.

My homestay experience was superb - My host family was absolutely warm and friendly. They made me feel at home and the also helped me with my English and to get a better knowledge of English culture.

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Pierre Alain

Exactly what I expected, challenging on the weak points to improve my English. Well organised school and a good mix of the international students. Cross-cultural exchange is a plus to my stay here.

Thomas

Helpful, friendly, interesting, up-to-date.

Yusuke

All trainers and staff are very friendly.

My trainer always adapted the lessons to my requirement.

Marcelo

The school satisfied all my expectations. I am very happy with my choice of coming here. The location is an optimal location. I Highly recommend LSE for studying English language.

Trainers and teaching methods were excellent. Both of my teachers, Alan and Zeroh are outstanding teachers. They were really engaged with their jobs and they were doing their best to help us to learn English all the time. It was really a pleasure having them as my teachers.

My homestay experience was superb - My host family was absolutely warm and friendly. They made me feel at home and the also helped me with my English and to get a better knowledge of English culture.

Takahiro

The first 6 weeks of my program was CEE and Individual tuition, then I had IBC for also 6 weeks.

Both CEE and IBC were really nice because I could have relationship with a lot of people who have different jobs, ages and nationalities. It was so sitimulating for me that I could feel the cultural difference.

Not only these programs but also the trainers were excellent. I could have classes of a teacher, Ed Pegg, in IBC and Individual tuition. He supported our discussion effectivelly, so the atmospher of my class was really good and he gave us a lot of advice accurately. In addition, he also corrected my report to submit my company individually.

Also, my accommodation was really confortable, the host mother was kind and cookes well.

If I have further opportunity, I would like to come your school again.

Frédéric

The trainers were very clear and efficient and very involved with us. Perfect!

Anna

I am really thankful to you for the best three weeks I could have imagined! I would like to continue working on my writing and speaking skills.

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Social Programme

Good opportunity to explore London and practise your networking English in your free time!


Great! My individual needs were respected and fully met. Even some new aspects of doing business were brought in (marketing, cultural, …).

Frederic Neuhaus, Switzerland

I think the course is very interesting, the level of teachers is very high and the atmosphere's very motivating. Thanks to the course and the relations with other students I achieved my goals.

Luca Fresi, Cofely Italia Spa, Italy

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