English for Business Professionals

Why choose this course?

This course is for you if you are interested in becoming a more confident user of English when communicating with international clients and colleagues. 

 It is a highly practical, business orientated training which aims to improve your Business English language skills through the use of business-related topics.

Lower intermediate level of English.

The following is the core syllabus, but can be discussed and agreed with the participants at the start of the course in order to take into consideration their business experience and needs as well as the scheduling of the visit.

 No. Topic  Skill Area 
 1  What is business?  Communicating skills
 2  Marketing – focussing on customers  Presentation skills
 3  Marketing – brands and brand management  Writing business correspondence
 4  Human Resource Management  Tackling problems
 5  Management of Change   Negotiating & cautious language
 6  Women at Work  Meetings
 7 Operational management – products, services and a quality focus   Telephoning
 8  Qualities and styles of Leadership  Business conversation & socialising
 9  Business strategy and finance  Facts & figures

Group work, pair work, discussions, presentations, visit, case studies

If you choose the English for Business Professionals specialist course you will:

  • Develop your business socialising skills and competence
  • Become more confident and have greater verbal fluency for professional face-to-face communication
  • Improve your listening skills for meeting and teleconferencing
  • Improve your presentation skills
  • Raise your awareness of Business English terminology
  • Be provided with written communication techniques for business such as emails, letters and reports
  • Broaden your understanding of some of the major areas of business study


This course will be delivered by highly qualified and experienced staff members of Aston’s Centre for English Language and Communication (CELCA)

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How to apply     

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