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This course includes

30 hour teaching business English
Internationally recognized certificate
Personal tutor support
Friendly job hunting advice
Flexible study schedule
Study using the TEFL app
6 months course access
Letter of enrolment
Average time to complete:
1-2 weeks

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

Highfield (Ofqual Regulated)
Center Number: 21338
ODLQC (Open & Distance Learning Quality Council)
ACDL (Accreditation Council
for Distance Learning)
I took the English for Business course and I loved it. It´s very complete and clear. Not only do they explain everything but also they give you external resources that you can check. Thank you to the kind and professional team Premier TEFL! I really recommend it.
Melina Gardini

30 hour Teaching Business English

Modules One-Three:

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.

Modules Four-Five:

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.

Modules Six-Seven:

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

Certificate ID

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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30 Hour Teach English Online Course

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:

  1. Have clear learner-defined goals
  2. Have clarity about context and learner industry / sectors
  3. Keep it specific and choose relevant materials
  4. Be flexible (you may need to go off plan more regularly than with other learner groups)
  5. Set a professional tone

Teaching Business English – Beyond TEFL

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This course includes:

30 hour teaching business English
Internationally recognized certificate
Personal tutor support
Friendly job hunting advice
Flexible study schedule
Study using the TEFL app
6 months course access
Letter of enrolment
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Rachel Nixon
15:59 26 May 23
Very informative course, and Shauna was so helpful with any questions I had.
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Ashwa Samuel
15:15 26 May 23
I've had a great experience with the Premier TEFL course, it enhanced my learning experience and taught me many new learning techniques.... And I would like to say thanks to Shauna Twohig for showing me my first step into finding a job, I'm so excited to take on this journey with Premier TEFL.read more
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shaivya garg
09:07 26 May 23
The course is excellent and helpful. Sandra Lane is a great course tutor! She is friendly and very generous in teaching and looking for... English teaching jobs. I am so thankful!read more
Tony Trotter
Tony Trotter
19:28 23 May 23
I recently had the pleasure of attending the 10-hour Classroom Methodologies TEFL class, and can say with honesty it was an outstanding... experience. From start to finish, each stage of the course was presented with exceptional clarity, ensuring that every participant understood the concepts thoroughly.Our tutor, Kate Popova, showed consummate ease in creating a positive and engaging atmosphere. Kate's enthusiasm for the subject matter was contagious, and it was evident that she possesses a wealth of experience and expertise in TEFL teaching. This not only made the class enjoyable but also instilled confidence in us as learners.Despite the sessions being quite long, Kate skilfully managed the time by incorporating ample short breaks. These breaks were much-needed to recharge and refocus, and they helped us stay engaged throughout the lessons and activities. Surprisingly, considering the considerable amount of ground covered in both sessions, the time seemed to fly by.What impressed me most was Kate's practical experience in TEFL teaching; her first-hand knowledge and understanding of the challenges faced by teachers in the classroom allowed Kate to bring us to see the core of what truly matters. Kate's advice given during the teaching exercise was invaluable, providing us with essential guidance for our future endeavours.Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the 10-hour Classroom Methodologies TEFL class. Kate's passion, expertise, and practical approach made it a memorable learning experience. I feel well-equipped and motivated to apply this learning, hopefully in the not-so-distant future. I highly recommend this class to anyone looking to enhance their TEFL skills and if it happens that Kate Popova is your allocated tutor, then fantastic: as they say in Scotland, "you've won a watch!" (Other tutors are available! 😁!) Well done Kate, keep up the excellent work! 😀 👍read more
Shuvasini Pradhan
Shuvasini Pradhan
13:19 21 May 23
I've just completed my 10hr virtual teaching course today, and I loved every part of it to the core. Our instructor Michelle was extremely... supportive, friendly and enthusiastic. I got to learn a lot of things from this short course and I'm glad that I took it up. There were many things that I read of, but I didn't know how to use them in practice and when she demonstrated them, I got to experience and well as got tips on using them. I'm cent per cent sure that this session will help me in the career I'm looking forward to. Last but not the least I'd also like to thank my fellow classmates who also ended up giving me loads of ideas. Really happy to be a part of it from the bottom of my heart. Thank you Michelle, thank you classmates, and a very big thanks to Premier TEFL for the amazing session. Thank youread more
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Nthabiseng D
12:43 21 May 23
There aren't enough stars to give this course! I've just completed my 310 hour Level 5 TEFL Diploma with Premier TEFL and it exceeded my... expectations. The content was well presented and the team has been thoroughly supportive from the beginning. My 10 hour hours Practical Teaching Course with Michelle left me feeling confident and ready to teach. She was encouraging, funny and supportive. She gave relevant feedback and interacted with every single student. She is 100% passionate about this. I didn't want the class to end. The courses are all worth it.I should have done this sooner!read more
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