English Courses for international employees

Whether you are a small or big business, we can help by basing lessons on learning needs. We tailor our courses depending on your sector, so this may range from engineering, sales, project management, marketing, human resources through to university student support.

Online or face to face courses

General English Courses

Lessons have a balance of skills work (speaking, writing, listening), and language input (vocabulary, grammar)

Special Packages

These are courses specifically focusing on areas of your language needs. These could concentrate on presentations, understanding and contributing to meetings, writing emails and reports, speaking and pronunciation, networking.

Which competencies do we cover in our Corporate English Courses?

Email reporting and writing

Our corporate English courses can provide guidance and build confidence by focusing on:

⯈ Format – paragraphing, style and typical features

⯈  Appropriate vocabulary – formal and context-specific words

⯈ Adjusting emails for different types of readers – from workmates to managers

⯈ Give ongoing advice on work emails, checking and suggesting changes if necessary. 


However high your English level is, having someone to suggest improvements in language and technique can be essential:

⯈ Clear delivery – making sure sentence rhythm, individual sounds and speed are all appropriate for the listener

⯈ Organization of information – having a clear structure and progression of ideas

⯈ Production of slides – making them easily digestible for the listener

⯈ Useful language for clarity – how to start the different stages of a presentation

⯈ Presenting data – being selective and clear

⯈ Body language – connecting with the listeners

⯈ Giving ongoing support when developing work presentations

Dealing with meetings

Understanding how to be an effective communicator in English can lead to greater success. Our corporate English courses can help with:

⯈ Etiquette – introductions, positive body language, understanding cultural differences

⯈ Listening – active listening phrases, sounding interested

⯈ Smalltalk – initiating and extending exchanges, appropriate phrases and topics.

⯈ Industry-related language, formal terms and commonly-used expressions

⯈ Appropriate communication for situations like interrupting and disagreeing politely


Advice and correction can make a huge difference to clarity and confidence

⯈ Diagnostic test to identify difficulties with individual English sounds

⯈ Working on sentence rhythm to improve clarity in meetings and presentations

⯈ Focusing on intonation to express emotions such as surprise and politeness


Appropriate language and strategies to ease initial communication

⯈ Communication language – for giving opinions, responding, politely interrupting and seeking clarification in appropriate ways

⯈ Small talk – appropriate language and strategies to ease initial communication

⯈ Listening skills development – using recordings of meetings to boost understanding

Questions and corrections

When learning a language it is important to have a space where you can ask questions and make mistakes. Our courses provide this opportunity by offering:

⯈ Contact between lessons

⯈ A non-judgemental atmosphere where students can ask questions and make mistakes. 

⯈ Additional homework to support any areas that require improvement


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+44 (0) 7906 611 964


+44 (0) 7906 611 964


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