Business English

Course Start Dates: any Monday

  • Pre-Intermediate to Proficiency (Elementary for Executive One-to-One)
  • Maximum 15 students per class
  • Various options of course intensity and structures available
  • Average 10 weeks per level
  • Innovative, project based course to practice Business English skills with hands-on experience in realistic simulations
  • Daily coursebook-based lessons followed by Skills Modules and Elective lessons -Use of Interactive Whiteboards and additional teaching materials/methods
  • Access to class content through Online Academy
  • Access to a variety of teachers and teaching styles
  • Weekly revision tests and structured teacher feedback
  • Students progress through levels as their abilities improve

Entry Requirements:
Prei Intermediate English language level or above (Elementary for Executive One-to-One)

Essential Business English

20 LESSONS/ WEEK

Our Business English is an integrated curriculum designed for mature students looking to gain English fluency for use in professional business situations. Students learn business through listening, reading, speaking, writing alongside real case studies and current events. This innovative, project-based course that will allow students develop and practise business English skills with hands-on experience in realistic simulations. Students will be fully engaged in lessons and will learn through participating in tasks.

Upgrades to Standard and Intensive General English available

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Sample Weekly Timetable

Upper-Intermediate B2 level

Core Business English lessons

09:00- 12:15

Monday Discuss a good communicator you know/ Reading: Methods of communication
Tuesday What makes a good communicator
Dealing with phone calls/ Analysing phone conversations/ Useful language
Wednesday Listen to an interview with an expert on communication/ Writing:
An email from a Communications Director
Thursday Idioms : Using idioms in Business Good Communicators
Friday Case Study
The price of success How poor communication affects performance/ Role play using skills learned

Executive One-to-One

20-40 LESSONS/ WEEK

This highly-intensive course provides tailor-made lessons in any aspect of business or workplace English to match your needs perfectly, based on a thorough pre-course needs analysis. It provides maximum contact with our highly-skilled and experienced teachers, who will give you their undivided attention to help you to progress in the shortest possible time.

20 to 40 Executive One-to-One lessons available throughout the week
Flexible timetable

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Skills Modules & Electives

This is a menu of options which allows you to maximise your learning. Choose an area to focus on in which you need more support. If you’re not sure which module to choose, a teacher can help you to identify what you need when you arrive at Malvern House. These Skills Modules can be booked at any time during your course and for as long as you wish. To make the most of your time at Malvern House we recommend that you book one of the following, or to have them included in your course, choose the Standard English course.

Conversation Module Skills Module/ Elective

Improve your conversational English by practising speaking, listening, pronunciation and vocabulary. You will become more fluent and confident when speaking English.

Available in: Dublin, Cyprus (Skills Module)

Irish Culture & Life Module

This course introduces students to the rich and diverse elements that make Ireland such a unique and fascinating culture. From our ancient past, outstanding literary heritage and through to our famous sense of humour; students will get an insight in the artistic, musical and linguistic traditions of this beautiful country.

Available in: Dublin

Pronunciation and Public Speaking Module

This course focuses on students’ spoken production and the pronunciation, from individual sounds up to complex structures. Each week the students will work towards a complete presentation, increasing the length of time during which they will speak. The course is especially useful for students who are required to make speeches or presentations in an academic or business context.

Available in: Dublin

Business Communicatiin Skills Module/ Elective

This course acts as an introduction to the core language used in most business settings. Students are introduced to the differences between general and business English and cover functions specific to the business world such as telephone conversations, note-taking, writing emails, sending memos, takings with colleagues, and much more.

Available in: Dublin, Cyprus (Skills Module)

Exam Preparation Skills Module/ Elective

Learn the format of your chosen exam, with tricks and tips to give you the best chance of achieving your required result. Each day, you will look at a different test aspect and identify the areas which will help you achieve your ideal score. Delivered by specialist exam teachers and drawing from past exam papers.

Available in: Dublin, Cyprus (Skills Module)

Track Your Progress

This is a menu of options which allows you to maximise your learning. Choose an area to focus on in which you need more support. If you’re not sure which module to choose, a teacher can help you to identify what you need when you arrive at Malvern House. These Skills Modules can be booked at any time during your course and for as long as you wish. To make the most of your time at Malvern House we recommend that you book one of the following, or to have them included in your course, choose the Standard English course.

Beginner A1

You Can:

You can understand very basic, everyday phrases and may respond with short, simple answers. You can exchange basic personal information, if the other person speaks slowly and clearly.

Expected number of weeks necessary to change levels studying intensive english:

A1 to A2: 6-8 weeks

Elementary A2

You Can:

You can interact in a simple way on concrete everyday subjects, such as
family information, shopping etc. You can communicate in routine tasks on familiar
subjects.

Expected number of weeks necessary to change levels studying intensive english:

A2 to B1: 10 to 12 weeks

Pre Intermediate B1

You Can:

You can converse in a fairly limited way on your background, the immediate environment and on matters of direct need. You can express basic opinions and wishes.

Expected number of weeks necessary to change levels studying intensive english:

B1 to B1+: 12 to 16 weeks

Intermediate B1+

You Can:

You can understand and respond to the main points in a variety of everyday situations and also more abstract topics, but have a limited range of style and expression.
Expected number of weeks necessary to change levels studying intensive english:

B1+ to B2: 12 to 16 weeks

Upper Intermediate B2

You Can:

You can understand the main ideas of complex written and spoken texts. You can interact with reasonable fluency and accuracy on a fairly wide variety of topics.

Expected number of weeks necessary to change levels studying intensive english:

B2 to C1: 10 to 12 weeks

Advanced C1

You Can:

You can express yourself fluently and spontaneously. You can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.

Expected number of weeks necessary to change levels studying intensive english:

C1 to C2: 16 to 20 weeks

Proficiency C2

You Can:

You can understand almost everything you hear or read. You can interact very fluently and precisely, even on very complex topics.

Expected number of weeks necessary to change levels studying intensive english:

English proficiency!

Sample Weekly Timetable

Upper-Intermediate B2 level

Core Business English lessons

09:00- 12:15

Conversation Module

12:30- 13:15

BusinessCommunication Elective

13:45- 17:00

Monday Discuss a good communicator you know/ Reading: Methods of communication Writing dialogues based on various travel situations then perform for class/ Focus on intonation and pronunciation
Tuesday What makes a good communicator
Dealing with phone calls/ Analysing phone conversations/ Useful language
Writing dialogues based on various travel situations then perform for class/ Focus on intonation and pronunciation Marketing:
Discussing various types of media and planning advertising campaigns/ The four stages of a product lifecycle and the effect on profitability/ The four Ps of marketing/ Market segmentation
Wednesday Listen to an interview with an expert on communication/ Writing:
An email from a Communications Director
To tip or not to tip’ / Discuss tipping situation in Ireland and their countries.
Thursday Idioms : Using idioms in Business Good Communicators Working in groups to design a holiday complex/ Focus on polite disagreeing language and giving reasons Project:
Design and market a product using skills learned/ Create a press release and advertising platform/ Present product, class discussion, Q&A
Friday Case Study
The price of success How poor communication affects performance/ Role play using skills learned
‘Culture Shock’ Read and discuss a short article related to culture shock/ Class discussion.