Accent International


About Accent International

Accent International

Executive and Professional Training

Accent is a small, specialist organisation. Although we work with big corporations, we never have more than 25 course participants on our courses at Bicton College. This is deliberate because we believe that we need to limit the number of people to enable us to provide a personal, tailored service and respond to the needs of the participants.

Our participants are mature adults – executives and professionals who need to make rapid progress in specific areas.

Our programmes of study are in General English, Business English or Specialist English.

General English can include Socializing, Travel, General Communications, Study Purposes.

Business English can look at General Business Language or workfocused topics such as Finance, Sales, Marketing, Human Resources, Production, Logistics etc.

Specialist English can examine such areas as Accounting, Banking, Construction, Engineering, Insurance, Law, Medicine, Petroleum, Pharmaceuticals, Technology.

Specific skills can cover Meetings, Negotiations, Presentations, Report-writing, Intercultural Awareness, Attending Conferences.


Accent was founded in 1988 as a specialist consultancy and English language training organisation for Companies, Executives, Managers and Professionals. Since then, we have worked closely with corporate clients and individuals from all over the world to provide training solutions for language problems and help them to exploit the opportunities which are available on a global scale.

English is undoubtedly the language of international communication in the business and professional world. Companies and individuals who add English to their other abilities are suddenly able to perform internationally - opening up new markets, globalizing activities, creating true cross-cultural communication, learning from other countries and enhancing both company prospects and also careers.

Accent works in the areas of specialist English language training, in-company programmes, total-immersion courses, management training, course design, one-to-one, small group and combination training formats, specialist seminars, simulations, needs analysis and consultancy.


The philosophy of Accent can be summarised as,"Personal, professional, quality training".

Personal - because although Accent works internationally, our centre is small and the number of participants is carefully limited. In this way, we can provide personal attention and design courses to suit individual needs.

Professional - because Accent uses qualified and experienced trainers who usually have qualifications and experience in specialist areas such as business, finance, science or IT - in addition to language teaching qualifications.

Quality - because Accent is committed to quality - in training, in materials, in our facilities, in accommodation and in client-company relations. We believe that all parts of a training programme are equally important - from initial contact to final report.

Training - because Accent is used to working with businessmen, companies and professionals. All of our services are based upon training concepts, not teaching. The atmosphere on an Accent course is totally different to that of a school - the approach, relationships and environment are suitable for serious, mature adults with a professional need for English.

Guarantee of Quality

Accent is recognised as efficient by the British Council - which regularly inspects us and ensures that high standards continue to be met. Accent is also a member of English UK, which is the professional body of the English Language Industry and provides another quality monitor. Finally, we are members of BusinessEnglishUK which is the specialist organisation for Business English providers.

These are your recognised guarantees of quality.

The real guarantee, however, is the satisfaction of our clients and course participants, the length of time we have worked with companies and the participants who return for more training with Accent.

A Focus on Training Excellence

Accent was founded by a trainer - and excellence in training is at the heart of the organisation. Our team of trainers is strongly supported by an office staff which provides the infrastructure and the platform to enable our trainers to produce high-quality programmes for each and every course participant.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Business English - Special Weeks for Special Purposes (Individual Intensive Course)

Campus Full time 1 week United Kingdom East Budleigh

Most people attend courses at Accent because they need English in their work. At Accent we receive men and women from a very large variety of businesses and professions - from Banking to Pharmaceuticals, from Engineering to Medicine, from Insurance to Railways, from Space Corporations to Lawyers. [+]

Most people attend courses at Accent because they need English in their work. At Accent we receive men and women from a very large variety of businesses and professions - from Banking to Pharmaceuticals, from Engineering to Medicine, from Insurance to Railways, from Space Corporations to Lawyers. In fact, from Automotive Industries to Zoologists - we literally work from A to Z. Each course is different and special and any two Finance Managers, for example, have different needs. There are, however, a number of specialisations which appear to be more in demand than others and this leaflet is to give you an idea of those. This list only a sample. As you will see on the back of this leaflet, we can usually provide a specialist programme - whatever your specific needs. Course Content Specialist English courses are designed for the participant. At Accent, we design the course to fit the participant - we do not try to make the participant fit a pre-designed programme of study. The outlines below are simply to give you some idea of what we have done in the past and what is possible. In general, these courses are divided into 3 modules: Module A: Language Development & Accuracy (LDA) Improving range and quality of language, through presentation and practice of specific areas of grammar, vocabulary & pronunciation and through controlled speaking and / or writing activities. Context: General, Business or Specific, as needed. Module B: Language Skills (LS) Improving essential language skills through listening... [-]

English for Special Purposes

Campus Full time 2 weeks United Kingdom East Budleigh

Specific language for specific needs [+]

Specific language for specific needs Two-week programmes English for Medicine For Doctors and Medical Students, this course looks at the language of General and Specific areas of Medicine. From General Practice, through specialisations such as Oncology, Dermatology, Gynaecology, Obstetrics, Cardiac-, Thoracic-, ENT- and Neuro-, surgery and many other technical, complex and sensitive language areas. English for Law For Lawyers, Solicitors, Notaries, Barristers and Law Students, the specialist English for Law is a complex but necessary skill. Whether the focus is on Civil, Criminal, Company, Family, Chancery, International Fiscal, Public or Human Rights law, this course helps with the specific language and skills necessary. English for Oil and Gas For all involved in the international area of oil and gas, English is a vital skill for managers and professionals in both upstream and downstream areas of the industry. In Exploration and Exploitation; and from drilling through wireline services and pipeline services to refinery practices and beyond, the language is very specialised. English for Pharmaceuticals In the rapidly-moving world of Pharmaceuticals, change is a daily occurence. Products develop, systems expand, companies merge, markets evolve and communications become ever more crucial. In the scientific and technical fields, in the IT areas and in the Finance, Purchasing and HR networks of truly global Pharma companies, specialist language skills are increasingly necessary. English for Aviation For Pilots and Air Traffic Control, Aviation English has long been an essential skill to be able to work in this field. Increasingly, Aviation and Aeronautical Technical Staff, as well... [-]

Executive and Professional English - Combination Course (CCA)

Campus Full time 40 hours United Kingdom East Budleigh

Designed for your needs. Specialisms from A-Z. [+]

Designed for your needs. Specialisms from A-Z. Combination Courses Combination Courses offer a mixed programme of some individual training and some small group training. Individual Component of Combination Courses This component focuses on the individual needs of the course participant. It can rectify personal grammatical problems, concentrate on individual pronunciation or improve fluency, for example. It can provide intensive work focused on any particular skill required e.g. listening, reading or writing. Finally, it can be devoted to very specific English - for Finance, Marketing, Law, Engineering, Medicine, etc. Combination courses provide a range of individual training per day. Small Group Component of Combination Courses The Small Group component of the course can enable the participant to work together with others on communicative skills and areas such as meetings, telephoning, negotiating. It provides an opportunity to practise speaking to more than one person and within a slightly less intensive environment than that of the individual format. Course Prices 2017 Course Number Description Per week CC A This is a course of 40 hours per week. Half of the training is individual and half is in a small group. It is the most intensive combination course and, therefore, produces the most progress. £1800 Optional Pre / Post Course Package Description Price £ Face-to-Face, online training programme 6 x 50-minute sessions before UK 4 x 50 minute sessions after UK £400 Accommodation Executive Home Stay Accommodation Per week High Quality Accommodation. Room with private bathroom, breakfast and evening meal from Monday to Saturday... [-]

Executive and Professional English - Individual Intensive Course (I40)

Campus Full time Part time 40 hours United Kingdom East Budleigh

Designed for your needs. Specialisms from A-Z. [+]

Designed for your needs. Specialisms from A-Z. Individual Intensive Courses Individual intensive courses provide the most personal, tailor-made and individually-designed programmes of English language training offered by Accent. Course Content The course content on an individual programme is exactly what the course participant wants! The trainers will advise but, in the end, the decision is with the participant. On an ndil.idual programme, you can study both General and also Specialist English. General English can include work on accuracy and fluency in speaking, listening, reading and writing or any one of these. It can focus on communicative ability or it can concentrate on accuracy in understanding or reading English for individual needs. Specialist English can eiclude many different areas of work — all areas of Business, for example, or Professional areas such as Medicine, Law, Advertising, Pharmaceuticals, Engineering, etc. In addition, work on specific skills such as Meetings, Negotiations. Presentations, Telephoning or Report Writi-ig can be trained on individual courses — as part of a wider plan or as a specific focus for a one-week programme. Course Periods Individual courses are intensive and hard work. They are intended for short periods of study. The normal course period is two or three weeks. We would not recommend longer than four weeks and usually one week is not quite enough — unless you are a good level and you do an 150 course. Starting Dates Individual Intensive Courses begin every Monday of the year except for Christmas. Course Prices 2017 Course Number Description... [-]

Executive and Professional English - Small Group Course (SG40)

Campus Full time 40 hours United Kingdom East Budleigh

Designed for your needs. Specialisms from A-Z. [+]

Designed for your needs. Specialisms from A-Z. Small Group Courses Small group courses are for a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 participants of a similar level. Groups are farmed on the basis of the information received in the application form and initial needs analysis. Occasionally, a participant will be telephoned to check the level. During the assessment on the first day, the course composition is confirmed or amended by the course tutor. Small Group Course Content Small Group courses can be in General or Business English. The course usually consists of four modules - the first concentrates on Accuracy and therefore looks at correct use of grammar and vocabulary, the second focuses on Comprehension - or Receptive Skills - and helps the par6cOants to improve their listening and reading; the third looks at Skills and provides training in meetings, telephoning, socialising, presentations, etc. and the final component re-emphasises Communication and works in the areas of fluency, pronunciation, intonation and confidence. The content of every small group course is not fixed, however, and is adjusted according to the demands of the members of the group. It is constantly reviewed and revised as necessary. Course Intensity The Small Group course (SG 40) is for 40 hours per week : 09.00 to 17.00, Monday to Friday. Course Periods Small Group courses can be taken for 2, 3 or 4 weeks. The minimum period is 2 weeks and most participants attend for 2 weeks. Starting Dates Small Group courses begin on... [-]


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