English for Work & Careers

This Business English course is a two-week course for young professionals who want to stand out in the modern workplace. You will focus on developing your language and professional skills to help you further your career. A key part of the course is critical thinking and soft skills, and it includes training for the challenging situations people face in an international business environment. 

Who’s it for 

This course is for you if you are at an early stage in your career. You may have a few years’ working experience, or you may be finishing your university education and preparing yourself for the workplace. You may be preparing for a career change or to find a job in an English-speaking workplace. This English course is for clients aged 20 to 35. 

The Benefits 

At the end of the course you can expect to: 

  • Have improved your practical English skills 

  • Confidently use English to get your message across in professional contexts 

  • Respond appropriately within a variety of contexts to achieve your aims 

  • Be able to participate in meetings, negotiations and presentations more successfully 

  • Have developed your vocabulary and grammar for business situations 

  • Have improved essential soft skills 

  • Have improved your networking skills 

  • Be able to write more effectively 

Course Content 

During your course you can expect to cover the following areas: 

  • Intercultural Communication 

  • Soft skills e.g. giving and receiving feedback, persuading 

  • Meetings and negotiations 

  • Applying for work – interviewing and CVs 

  • Presentations and pitching 

  • English for online communication e.g. working remotely, social media 

  • Writing for business e.g. emails, reports, evaluations and briefs 

  • Vocabulary for business 

  • Critical thinking 

  • Functional grammar, e.g. hedging, emphasizing, paraphrasing  

  • Context-based learning, based on real world scenarios and contexts 

  • Project work with experienced professionals 

Your trainers will tailor the course to meet the needs of the course participants, so the exact content will be relevant to the goals and experience of the class. 

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: 

  • External speaker 
  • Cross-group activity with experienced professionals 

  • Weekly networking reception 

  • Daily three-course lunch (Monday to Friday) 

  • Access to London School Online platform 

  • Detailed end-of-course progress report 

  • All course materials and resources

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

This course is delivered by highly experienced trainers in excellent facilities at our executive centre at Holland Park Gardens, London. View the virtual tour:

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Contact us:

  • location London, Holland Park Gardens
  • students Max group: 10
  • age For ages: 20-35
    Average Age: 25
  • duration Duration: 2 weeks
  • time 24 full hours per week
    09.15 - 15.45 (Monday - Friday)
  • dates Start dates 2019: 7 October, 28 October, 25 November
    2020: 20 January, 17 February, 23 March, 20 April, 25 May, 29 June, 13 July, 27 July, 24 August, 14 September, 5 October, 9 November, 30 November
  • price £1180 (2 weeks)

English Level

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

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.