30 hour Teaching Business English

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  • 30 hours of course materials and video
  • Focus on teaching business English to adults, 1-1 or groups
  • Personal, dedicated tutor support + 6 months for completion
  • Access to student forum and online teaching resources
  • Assistance with CV and access to our jobs board
  • Free 30 hour business English certificate (PDF) on completion
  • Interactive course: study online from tablet/computer for just £95



  • You are already TESOL qualified and seeking to specialise in business

30 hour Teaching Business English

This course is for you if you are looking to add a business qualification to any Global English TEFL/TESOL course, or are already trained (with either weekend, online or CELTA course) and want to add a business specialism. 


  • Interactive price: £95.00

    Interactive: PC/Mac/tablet compatible. Work on our interactive platform. Good internet access required.

Completely updated for 2018, this is a must for any new or existing EFL teacher who wants to gain a valuable specialism in teaching Business English and increase their earning potential. 

Why this course

With specific sections on teaching 1-1, course design, teaching the basic skills for business and functional English, you’ll have the opportunity to create tailor-made lessons for your business students.

Written by EFL professionals with a wealth of experience in planning and delivering practical Business English classes, this course gives insight into valuable teaching techniques and provides useful material and lesson ideas for a wide range of business based activities. There is also a section on the use of the Internet and IT in the EFL classroom, as well as links to websites where you can find a some of the best internet resources for teaching Business English. 

How this interactive course works

This course is ideal if you’ve got a good broadband connection and can work entirely online via a tablet/PC/Mac. You’ll complete interactive exercises, create lesson plans and view video and graphics that bring the course to life. 


This course is for existing EFL teachers who wish to enhance their career and learn more about teaching in this specialised area of Business English. However, it's also suitable to take alongside another Global English course if you are training to become an EFL teacher. 

Our courses are open to all native and non-native English speakers over 17 years old with good written and spoken English. If you are a non-native English speaker, please see the course eligibility requirements on our FAQ page. Remember you can always ask us if you are not sure about your level of English. 

We also welcome application from schools wishing to train their teachers in-house. Please contact us for more information.


This 8 module course is approx. 30 study hours and typically take between 3-4 weeks to complete, but you can go faster or slower than that if you wish. Because many of our trainees are balancing work/life commitments, we go at your speed and allow up to six months for course completion, far longer than many other online courses. 

Everything you need to complete your course and gain your certificate is included in the one fee above. However, check out these optional extras:

  • Additional time course extensions available if you need to go beyond 180 days 
  • Global English printed and embossed certificate posted to you (£15 UK / £20 outside)

This course blends perfectly with the Global English Teaching English Online course or the Global English TESOL Young Learners course for an additional 10% discount.

It's also included in our 300 hour TESOL Professional course.  

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Key Comparison data
Courses Level 1 Level 1 + Young Learners Level 1 + business Level 1 plus 1-2-1 Level 2 Level 2 + Young Learners Level 2 + business Level 2 + 1-2-1 Teaching business English Teaching English to Young Learners Teaching English 1-2-1 Grammar course Weekend face-face
Price £195.00 £295.00 £295.00 £295.00 £315.00 £395.00 £395.00 £395.00 £140.00 £140.00 £140.00 £50.00 £170-£190
Duration (hours) 70 100 100 100 150 180 180 180 30 30 30 20 20 or 28
Time limit (months) 6 6 6 6 18 18 18 18 6 6 6 6 n/a
Modules 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 2 2 2 1 n/a
Content General English General English + Young Learners General English + Business General English + 1-2-1 General English General English + Young Learners General English + Business General English + 1-2-1 Business Young Learners One to One Grammar General
Certificate Yes. ACTDEC YES. ACTDEC Yes. ACTDEC Yes. ACTDEC Yes. ACTDEC Yes. ACTDEC Yes. ACTDEC Yes. ACTDEC Yes. GE Yes. GE Yes. GE Yes. GE Yes. 20 or 28 hour
Course book provided No Yes Yes No* No Yes Yes No* Yes Yes No* No No
View live teaching excerpts Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No. n/a
All courses can be started at any time, have personal tutor support and a 14 day money back guarantee
* Includes 1 year subscription to materials provider 'handouts online'