1 Week Business English Course

This course is a 5 day intensive course designed for students or professional working people who want to improve their knowledge of Business English relevant to the working environment.

The course aims to assist students with drafting emails, letters and reports.

In addition by engaging in role-plays the students will improve their conversational skills and their ability to negotiate with clients.

Sample Timetable

10.00-11.30 Lesson 1
11.30-12.00 Coffee Break
12.00-1.00 Lesson 2
12.00-1.00 Lunch Break
2.00-4.00 Lesson 3


Academic Entry Requirements:

Students must show that they have passed one of the below mentioned examinations:

  • IELTS – International English Language Testing System
  • TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language
  • PTE – Pearson Test of English
  • Cambridge ESOL
  • City of Guilds – English Test
  • LCCI – London Chambers of Commerce
  • TCL – Trinity English course
  • Ascentis – English proficiency course

No Academic Entry Requirements/Exemption:

  1. if the student is from a majority English speaking country listed on the HO website;
  2. if the student is studying a degree taught in English; or
  3. if the individual/student can provide evidence that he/she is working in an environment where English is used on a daily basis; or
  4. after assessing the student at the interview stage it is clear by the interviewer that the student has a basic grasp of the English language.

‘HO’ – means ‘Home Office in England’

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Secure your place

Due to high demand, and to maintain a high standard, our course places are restricted to a limited number of individuals per course.

Please contact [email protected] for information regarding costs and to secure a booking.

Course contents:

  • Understanding the terminology of commercial contracts and international contracts
  • Analysing and simplifying complex commercial terms
  • Principals of modern contract drafting
  • Basic principals of English contract law
  • Drafting letters & email correspondence
  • Drafting client-care letters
  • Legal terminology
  • The English Legal system
  • The common law system
  • How to take instructions from a client
  • How to effectively negotiate with your client

What do we mean by ‘Commercial Awareness’?

Lawyers (solicitors, solicitor-advocates or barristers) provide legal advice; the government creates legislation governing how businesses should operate. For example Companies Act 2006 (as amended).

In order for business lawyers to be successful they need to be ‘commercially aware”.  This means they need to be able to know about current deals and have an overview of what is happening in the business world.

A successful lawyer is a lawyer who is not only up-to-date on the law but also information that is retrieved from the business world.