The London School of English: International Business Communication

London - Holland Park Gardens Executive and manager course in business English and communication. This course is ideal for experienced executives, managers and professionals who wish to improve their business English language in a commercial context in the shortest possible time. The International Business Communication course is offered at The London School of English. For more information check the school website.
Price level
Max group size
Duration (wks)
1 – 6
Intensity (hrs/wk)
Entry level
B1 – C2
Start date

Typically, participants have been working for some time and are already well established in their chosen careers. Many of the participants come from leading international companies and organisations.

This International Business Communication course in London is ideal for experienced business executives and managers who wish to improve their business English language and professional skills in a commercial context in the shortest possible time. Participants will usually have several years professional working experience and already be well established in their chosen career.

Participants typically work in the following industries and sectors:

  • Financial services
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Legal services
  • Manufacturing
  • Media communications
  • Management and Leadership
  • Operations
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Telecoms
  • Distribution
  • Logistics

The London School of English's course will benefit any business person who needs to develop effective communication skills in English for use in their business life.

Course content

The areas that you can expect to cover during a typical course

On this Business English & communication course, you can expect to improve your language and business skills in the following areas:

  • Communication skills
  • Meetings
  • Management theory and practice
  • Negotiations persuasion, selling techniques, style
  • Presentations
  • Leadership and team building
  • Business English vocabulary
  • Teleconferencing
  • Resolving conflict
  • Networking
  • Cross-cultural awareness

Course participants can expect the following areas to be covered:

  • Presentation of one's own work, organisation and products/services
  • Simulated negotiations and business meetings
  • Aspects of a company's business eg marketing, finance, production and distribution
  • Handling personnel matters eg industrial relations, communication at work
  • Case studies and discussions
  • Analysis of a company's strengths and weaknesses, general and financial
  • Communication in an international context including intercultural understanding
  • Presenting figures and graphs and describing economic and social trends
  • Comparing company culture and national economies

The London School of English aims to give participants greater confidence in taking part in and chairing business meetings and negotiations. Therefore, the school cover appropriate communication strategies such as:

  • agreeing and disagreeing
  • interrupting
  • clarifying and confirming
  • asking for comments
  • summarising
  • asking appropriate questions
  • challenging/defending an opinion
  • persuading and compromising
  • making proposals, offers, suggestions
  • opening/closing meetings

Professional hospitality, entertaining visitors and handling social situations are important for many business people, as is confidence when using the telephone. Telephone conversation areas covered would therefore include:

  • meeting and greeting
  • receiving visitors
  • socialising
  • using the telephone effectively
  • practice in communicating more complex ideas and discussing problems

Workshop topics are:

  • Business Ethics
  • Business Insurance and Risk
  • Doing Business in India
  • Predicting Behaviour and Performance in the workplace
  • Managing Talent
  • The Credit Crunch
  • 10 Things you should know about Brands
  • Innovation
  • Managing Trust
  • Doing Business in China

This highly intensive Business English course is hands-on and task based, with frequent role-plays and simulations designed to develop essential language skills. Some activities involve DVD recordings for analysis with regular feedback to help you focus on specific areas of need.

The course content is relevant and up-to-date. Every week, the school has a visiting guest speaker who helps to bring external expertise and insight into the programme. You will also take part in a 'business breakfast' every week where you will discuss, with your course colleagues, current issues or politics that affect business in your region, or worldwide. Everything you do will be practical, realistic and useful; the very small groups ensure attention to individual needs.

This course is ideal for experienced executives, managers and professionals who wish to improve their language in a commercial context in the shortest possible time. Typically, participants have been working for some time and are already well established in their chosen careers.

What you can expect to achieve from your course

Whichever course you take with us, you can expect to improve your business English in the following ways:

  • communicate more confidently
  • speak more accurately and fluently
  • participate more successfully in meetings
  • improve your written English including emailing
  • expand your professional vocabulary
  • improve your understanding of grammar
  • socialise and network with greater confidence
  • work successfully in a cross-cultural environment

In addition to the benefits outlined above, you can expect to manage meetings and negotiations more effectively, improve your presentation skills, expand your business vocabulary, use the telephone with greater confidence as well as being able to discuss management theory and leadership skills with greater confidence.

Course Details
  • Course level: Levels 4 - 8 on the school's level scale
  • Course length: 1-6 weeks
  • Minimum age: 25
  • Average age: 42
  • Group size: Maximum 6
  • Hours per week: 30 hours per week 09.00 - 17.00 Monday - Friday
  • £1250/week
  • £2065/week (Combination 15 hours group + 15 hours individual tuition)
Course Dates 2016
  • Any Monday

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