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30 hour Teaching Business English

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30 hour Teaching Business English

A 30 hour online TESOL course specialising in Teaching Business English.

This course is for teachers who already hold an initial TESOL qualification (weekend, online or CELTA course).

Price £150 


This programme can be booked by calling Global English on 01392 411999 Monday - Friday from 9am - 5.30 pm.

Please note:

A new and updated version of this course is available here.

A must for any newly qualified teacher who wants to specialise in teaching Business English, this straightforward course provides a solid foundation in teaching Business English to adults. It is also excellent for existing TEFL/TESOL teachers who wish to develop their knowledge in this lucrative business area.

Ideal if:

  • you’re TEFL qualified and want to specialise in business
  • some of your teaching is likely to be with one-to-one adults or to business people.
  • you’d like to gain an ‘edge’ in employment, particularly when teaching in business English students.
  • you want to build on from a weekend practical course with some specialist business English practice and methodology

Why this course

With specific sections on teaching 1-1, course design, the basic skills 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 photocopiable activities 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 useful websites where students can find a wealth of Internet resources for teaching Business English.

How the course works

As soon as you register, you'll get directed to log in to your personal student area where you can message your tutor, download your course and view latest TESOL jobs worldwide via our jobs feed.

After downloading your first module (there are 2 in total) you can work offline when you want to.

When complete, simply upload your modules via your student area and get full feedback from your tutor.
We've made this course as flexible and easy for you to access as possible.

Throughout the course you’ll be able to access live teaching segments, podcasts and links to some of the top EFL material on the web today to keep you interested & motivated.


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. Applicants should already hold a TEFL certificate and have some experience in teaching EFL.

Our courses are open to all native and non-native English speakers 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 email for more information.


This 2 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 6 months for course completion. You can check out what’s covered on your course on the course content page.

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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
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