This course is aimed at EFL teachers who would like to specialise in teaching Business English.
It is an ideal supplement for newly qualified EFL teachers who feel more comfortable teaching in a business environment than in a general language school. In many non-English countries, corporate English is a growth industry in which there is an increasing demand for dedicated and qualified teachers who have a solid understanding of business processes, procedures and terminology.
The course we offer focuses on the functions and skills that business people need to use English effectively in the workplace. The course covers the entire process of Corporate English Training, from the initial interview to the final assessment.
The course is a combination of distance learning and tutorials. Upon registration, you will be given a manual with assignments to complete. Your tutor will give you personalised feedback on each assignment while personally guiding you through the trickier parts of the syllabus – such as proficiency assessments and needs analysis. During these tutorials, you will be able to clarify any problems you may have with the course. Practical work in compiling a course syllabus and sourcing materials will be done face-to-face with the tutor.
The modules for this course include:
- The special nature of business English
- Establishing the client’s needs
- Proficiency assessment
- Designing a course
- Selecting, writing, collecting and developing materials
- Teaching business skills
- Cultural diversity in international business
- Distance training: computer VOIP and tele-training
- Evaluation and assessment
- Fundamental business principles and terminology
- Progress and final testing vs continuous portfolio assessment
CRITERIA FOR ACCEPTANCE
Acceptance on our course is not automatic. We do require that all applicants have English first language proficiency and tertiary education or work experience. Accent and use of English is very important if you wish to compete in an international TEFL environment.
At least 18 years of age
Matriculated, preferably with some tertiary education or work experience
An interview (face-to-face or telephonically) and pre-course task may be required