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Business English

English is the international language of business. Today, most adult learners of English are professionals wishing to improve their English skills for reasons directly related to their work, which may include

  • Improved performance in a workplace that involves or includes the use of English
  • Doing business with colleagues, clients and suppliers internationally
  • Attending courses of study for business qualifications
  • Improving their chances of promotion
  • Gaining a competitive advantage in the job market

Most modern professionals cannot afford to waste time and money on long courses of study, and need to learn quickly and cost-effectively, without vocabulary, grammar and skills (such as those learned in a general English course) that may be unnecessary and irrelevant. For example, negotiators must develop speaking skills quickly, whereas people who spend their time drafting reports must focus on their writing skills.

At Key English, we recognize the importance of acquiring relevant and useful English skills quickly. Therefore, our business English courses are designed with the requirements of the 21st century professional in mind. We focus only on what you need, thus allowing you to develop the practical skills you need in your workplace, with visible and immediate results.

Therefore, our business English courses are SMART: specific in content, measurable so you see results quickly, achievable, relevant to your needs, and timely because that is always a factor.

Our business English courses include

  • Correspondence and report writing
  • Reading & analyzing business texts, incl. reports
  • Oral skills for meetings, negotiations & making presentations
  • Business vocabulary
  • Commonly-used grammatical structures

The above are just examples of what we cover, and the exact list will depend on your requirements.

As well as general business English training, we provide an extensive range of ESP (English for Specific Purposes) courses tailored to your particular requirements. We offer English Language applications for specialized areas and sectors such as

  • English for Banking & Finance
  • Legal English
  • English for the Oil & Gas Industry
  • Technical English
  • English for Tourism
  • English for Call Centers
  • Medical English
  • English for Aviation
  • English for the Construction Industry
  • English for Accounting
  • English for Management
  • English for HR Professionals

Our closed-group and one-to-one courses are especially suitable for companies and organizations.

We can also provide training and/or coaching in a range of specific skills, for example

  • Presentations in English
  • Conducting negotiations & meetings
  • Correspondence writing
  • Report writing
  • Telephone English
  • English and customer-service

We invite you to contact us to discuss your particular requirements. With a great deal of experience in designing specialized courses, we can provide a course that will maximize language effectiveness and meet your individual or organizational needs.

Most of our ESP trainers also have a background in specific vocational areas. For example, our Legal English courses are designed and delivered by a qualified lawyer, and our teaching team also represents backgrounds in areas such as economics, HR and tourism. This gives our trainers an acute understanding of the language needs and applications of business professionals.

Our obligation to you doesn’t end after the training program. In addition to the regular feedback during the course, we provide a no-extra-cost mentoring service where we will help you to get used to putting your skills into practice at work. If you have a problem writing an important letter, for example, we are an email or phone call away.

For more insight into the difference between business English and general English, click here.

In addition, we provide preparation for the following business exams:

  • London Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI*)
  • Business English Certificate (BEC)


*Key English is an accredited LCCI centre.