Business English Courses

Gateway School Of English

Program Description

Business English Courses

Gateway School Of English

Business English Group 20 lessons per week

This course provides students with the quickest route to communicative competence in English and is organized around the professional tasks and work-related situations of busy executives wishing to improve their English language competency for business-related activities.

Practical assignments will draw on the varied interests of the clients themselves and lessons will respect the sophisticated knowledge and expertise of the students, especially in areas such as leadership, innovation, and human relationship. The key concepts of the course include topic-based situations that help to reinforce vocabulary, speaking, writing and social English.

Our aim is to offer a flexible approach to the basic interaction patterns used by business people in their work. Topic-based learning units will cover a wide range of business situations, such as using good commercial English in collecting information, drafting reports and preparing presentations, managing a job interview, writing business letters and e-mails, telephone conversations, decision making and problem-solving.

We use a variety of Business English books such as the New Business Matters, The Business Macmillan Series, English 365, Company to Company, New International Business English, English for Business Studies, Further Ahead, Getting Ahead, Market Leader and other books for specific and specialised areas of Business English such as the Oxford Handbook for Commercial Correspondence, E-mail English and Presentations in English to name a few. On your first day at school, you will have a language placement test to enable us to decide which level of the Business English classes is best for you.

  • Period of operation: All year round
  • Level: Pre-Intermediate to Advanced
  • Duration of 1 Lesson: 45 minutes
  • Lessons per week: 20 lessons / 15 hours
  • Average number of students in class: Winter (January – May & September – December) 3 students
  • Average number of students in class: Summer (June, July & August) 6 students

Maximum number of students in class all year round: 8 students

2017 Special offer on Business English Group courses:

We are offering a 35% discount on low and high season prices (all year round) for 20 and 30 lessons per week Business English Group courses.

Intensive Business English Group 30 lessons per week

The course content is the same as that for the Business English course except for the number of lessons per week. This course is designed for students who wish to dedicate more time to develop an increased proficiency in Business English in a relatively short period of time.

  • Period of operation: All year round
  • Level: Pre-Intermediate to Advanced
  • Duration of 1 Lesson: 45 minutes
  • Lessons per week: 30 lessons / 22.5 hours
  • Average number of students in class: Winter (January – May & September – December) 3 students
  • Average number of students in class: Summer (June, July & August) 6 students

Maximum number of students in class all year round: 8 students

One-to-One Business English 20, 30, 40 lessons per week

This favorable student-teacher 1:1 ratio ensures greater flexibility in planning the language work really needed by the student in the lessons. This course is ideal for students who need Business English related to their professions such as English for Banking, Finance, Accountancy, Advertising, Human Resources, Management, and Marketing.

  • Period of operation: All year round
  • Level: Pre-Intermediate to Advanced
  • Duration of 1 Lesson: 45 minutes
  • Lessons per week: 20 lessons / 15 hours, 30 lessons / 22.5 hours, 40 lessons / 30 hours

Combination General English group 20 lessons per week + One-to-One Business English 10 lessons per week

This intensive combination course is suitable for all levels of the English language (from Beginners to Advanced) however this has been specially designed to help those students whose level of English is below intermediate and would like to improve their proficiency in English and also learn the practical business language skills.

On your first day at school, you will have a language placement test to enable us to decide which level of the group General English classes and the one-to-one Business English tuition is best for you.

  • Period of operation: All year round
  • Level: Beginner to Advanced
  • Duration of 1 Lesson: 45 minutes
  • Lessons per week: 30 lessons / 22.5 hours
    (20 lessons / 15 hours per week General English + 10 lessons / 7.5 hours per week One -To – One Business English)

For General English average number of students in class: Winter (January – May & September – December) 8 students

For General English average number of students in class: Summer (June, July & August) 10 students

For General English maximum number of students in class all year round: 12 students

Combination Business English group 20 lessons per week + One-to-One Business English 10 or 20 lessons per week

A combination course of group Business English course 20 lessons per week and one-to-one private tuition.

This is the ideal course for those students wishing to combine group Business English classes with private tuition to maximize their available time and reinforce what they would have learned during the group classes.

During the one-to-one classes, the teacher can focus on the specific areas of the Business English language which the student would need to practice or require further explanation. This combination course is also practical for those students wishing to improve their general Business English skills but then have one-to-one tuition related to their Business professions such as English for Banking, Finance, Accountancy, Advertising, Human Resources, Management, and Marketing.

  • Period of operation: All year round
  • Level: Intermediate to Advanced
  • Duration of 1 Lesson: 45 minutes
  • Lessons per week: 30 lessons / 22.5 hours
    (20 lessons / 15 hours per week Business English Group + 10 lessons / 7.5 hours per week One -To – One Business English)

After finishing a Business English Course students may opt to take the BEC (Business English Certificate) Cambridge ESOL Examination: BEC Preliminary (CEFR Level B1), BEC Vantage (CEFR Level B2), BEC Higher (CEFR Level C1). Your teacher will recommend which level is the most appropriate one for your level of competence.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated February 25, 2018
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