Business and Professional English 30+

Our Business and Professional English 30+ course is offered in London and Canterbury. It will develop your English language skills for professional communication in small, focused groups. Through realistic tasks and practice, you’ll gain confidence in making presentations, taking part in international meetings, cross-cultural networking and other professional situations.

Who’s it for?

This course is ideal for experienced professionals who wish to improve their business and professional English skills in a commercial context in the shortest possible time. Typically, you will have at least several years of professional experience and will be well-established in your chosen career. This course will benefit any professional person who needs to develop effective communication skills in English for use in their business life.

Under the age of 30? Then have a look at our English for Work and Careers course. Or if you are not looking for a professional course then take a look at General English 30+.

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The Benefits

At the end of the course you can expect to:

  • be able to communicate more effectively and fluently
  • be able to participate more confidently in meetings
  • be able to approach negotiations more diplomatically 
  • be able to respond more spontaneously in different situations 
  • have expanded your range of professional vocabulary 
  • be able to network with greater confidence

Course Content

On this course, you can expect to cover the following areas:

  • Communication skills

  • Participating in and chairing meetings

  • Negotiations – persuading, bargaining, compromising

  • Presentations – making yourself clear, effective structuring and emphasising

  • Business word building

  • Email writing

  • Teleconferencing and telephoning

  • Networking

  • Cross-cultural awareness

  • Grammatical accuracy

  • Accuracy in pronunciation

Everything you learn on this course is practical. Through a variety of realistic tasks we help you to  practise and improve the language you will need for your everyday work.

Optional self-study: Before or after your classes, you can use the Self-Study Area in your centre. There are computers, a printer and plenty of desk space available. The Self-Study Areas are available whenever our centres are open. See the opening times for our centres here.

Included in fees

Fees include training plus:

  • All course materials and resources

  • London: Daily three-course lunch (Monday to Friday)
    Canterbury: Networking lunch two days a week and an all-inclusive social programme two days a week

  • Weekly networking reception

  • Weekly talk by guest speaker

  • Access to London School Online platform

  • Detailed end-of-course progress report

Optional Extras

  • Take the Cambridge Linguaskill test at the end of your
    course to get a certificate of your English level. Contact us for details. 

When we are open: Check our standard opening times and the days when our centres are closed on public holidays by clicking this link.

I improved my English in a welcoming and comfortable environment. The staff and teachers were very kind and I met many students from many countries. I was very impressed by the quality of the course, working on many different subjects such as Finance Human Resources and negotiations in a very interesting way. I can only recommend this course and this school. It is not only English courses but mainly a life experience.


Contact us:

  • location London, Holland Park Gardens
  • location-blue Canterbury
  • students Maximum group size: 6 in Holland Park, 4 in Canterbury
  • age Minimum age: 30*
    Average age: 42
  • duration Duration: 1 to 8 weeks
  • time 15 or 30 hours per week
    London: 09.00 - 17.00 (Monday to Friday, 30 hours) or 09.00 - 12.30 (Monday to Friday, 15 hours)
    Canterbury: 08.45 - 16.45 (Monday to Friday, 30 hours) or 08.45 - 12.00 (Monday to Friday, 15 hours)
  • dates Start dates: any Monday
  • timetable Sample week: London
  • timetable Sample week: Canterbury
  • price £755 per week (15 hours per week)
    £1175 per week (30 hours per week)

English Level

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9

*We may occasionally make an exception and allow a person under 30 to take this course. In these cases, we will assess suitability on an individual basis. Please contact us for more information.

Level 1 (Beginner)

I do not speak any English.

Level 2 (Elementary)

I can say and understand a few things in English.

Level 3 (Pre-Intermediate)

I can communicate simply and understand in familiar situations but only with some difficulty.

Level 4 (Low Intermediate)

I can make simple sentences and can understand the main points of a conversation but need much more vocabulary.

Level 5 (Intermediate)

I can speak and understand reasonably well and can use basic tenses but have problems with more complex grammar and vocabulary.

Level 6 (Upper Intermediate)

I speak and understand well but still make mistakes and fail to make myself understood occasionally.

Level 7 (Pre-Advanced)

I speak and understand well but still make mistakes and fail to make myself understood occasionally.

Level 8 (Advanced)

I speak and understand very well but sometimes have problems with unfamiliar situations and vocabulary.

Level 9 (Very Advanced)

I speak and understand English completely fluently.