Teaching Business English
What will you learn?
Teach the four key areas of language acquisition: reading, speaking, writing, pronunciation
Plan and deliver effective lessons that meet student and class learning objectives
Understand the nuances of teaching English to career-focused non-native speakers
Grasp English grammar terminology and know how to teach it to students of all levels
Manage classroom and student behaviour effectively
Find and create effective learning materials, text-based and digital to target language use
Grow in confidence as a new teacher to be able to enter your first business English class
Search and find the best jobs, online and abroad
English language minimum level: Fluent.
At least an international standard of intermediate or advanced fluency: B1
About this course
The course is divided into seven modules. Each lesson is subdivided into bite size learning blocks which include reflective tasks and an end of lesson assessment.
After you complete this certification for teaching Business English you will know how to enter your commercial English lessons well prepared and confident. 30 hours of TEFL-Pro teaching advice will teach you the skills to understand your students’ needs, plan suitable lessons, get hired and enjoy your new job, helping international business people to succeed in their careers.
Premier TEFL accreditation
for Distance Learning)
30 hour Teaching Business English
Module One: How to Make Sense of Teacher/Learner Needs
Understanding your students’ language abilities and why they want to learn English. Get to know the basic principles behind teaching business English.
Module Two: How to Plan your Syllabus
Being the best teacher you can be is down to planning. On this course you’ll get the planning techniques that will not only save you time but will ensure that your lessons run smoothly. You’ll gain students’ respect which of course is great for reviews (especially if you are teaching online).
Module Three: Developing Business Lessons and Resources
Once you have grasped how to plan your learner-specific syllabus you will want to learn how to develop the content for your business English classes. Discover what tools and resources work best when teaching English for workplace communications.
Module Four: How to Teach Business Speaking Skills
Speaking and writing are called ‘Productive skills’ because students produce language. You’ll learn plenty of useful ideas about how to get your professional students up on their feet and confidently giving presentations or negotiating deals on video calls.
Module Five: How to Teach Business Writing Skills
You will gather plenty of useful activities to help you to teach your students to write English – at all levels, from emails to contracts and video call Q&A comments to reports.
Module Six: Be a Culturally Aware Teacher
Do you say phrases in your community that wouldn’t make sense to someone from abroad? Learn how to help your students understand their culture and to identify, and cope with, cultural differences when working with international clients and suppliers.
Module Seven: Teaching English for Niche Topics
Here you will learn about teaching English for specific purposes or ESP for short. This is important for people who need to use particular vocabulary and skills for employment or education. By becoming a specialist teacher in a niche area of English, you can earn more money than most.
Preview your certificate
Take a look at your future Regulated TEFL Certificate
Any employer can verify your certificate number when they enter it here. This world-beating system is used often by schools to ensure new teacher authenticity.
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Questions and Answers
What does TBE stand for?
TBE stands for Teaching Business English.
What is Business English?
Business English is the type of language and communication styles used in a business context. These include finance and banking, international trade, law, politics, all types of commerce and various office settings.
Teaching Business English is much more than vocabulary and grammar…it considers all types of professional scenarios such as meetings, presentations, negotiating, email and report writing as well as socializing and small talk.
Who learns Business English?
Business English is important for anyone who wishes to work in an environment that communicates with the English speaking world. Business English learners are career-focused and often very driven.
How do I get a job teaching Business English?
There are no prerequisite qualifications to become a Business English teacher, however you should hold an internationally recognised TEFL qualification and have some teaching experience. Having a commercial or business background will help your employment chances, since you’ll be familiar with the vocabulary, communication styles and etiquette already.
Taking a professional development course in teaching Business English will help you understand how to get the best results with your class.
How much do Business English teachers get paid?
Business English teachers can expect to earn between US$20 – $40 per hour. This will depend on class size, previous experience and the country / origin of your learners.
Is it hard to teach Business English?
Teaching Business English can be challenging, particularly if you have little or no commercial experience. The most successful Business English teachers have extensive knowledge of the industry they teach about. That said, even without a business background, a fluent English speaker can equip a Business English learner with strong foundations of how to communicate in a professional context.
How do you teach Business English?
Teaching Business English involves preparing learners for many types of professional scenarios including meetings, presentations, negotiations, email and report writing plus socializing and small talk. It is much more than simply teaching industry-specific vocabulary.
Successful Business English teachers will follow these 5 key tips:
- Have clear learner-defined goals
- Have clarity about context and learner industry / sectors
- Keep it specific and choose relevant materials
- Be flexible (you may need to go off plan more regularly than with other learner groups)
- Set a professional tone
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