Business English

Kirsty teaching students at a table
  • Do you feel that your English skills are holding you back from that next challenge or promotion at work?
  • Do you feel disappointed because you stay silent in meetings in English instead of sharing your ideas?
  • Do you worry that your colleagues are more confident or more articulate?
  • Do you feel frustrated when you have to speak with customers or colleagues, or do you try to avoid telephone conversations in English?

Taking part in meetings, negotiating with colleagues or customers, or resolving complex problems in another language can be challenging, especially if you increasingly find yourself in situations where you need to use that other language. Many people are finding that their roles are changing and they are now required to carry out tasks in English or to use English as a general language for communication.

Often a challenge with general business English courses is that they are too general, or they contain material that is out of date or not relevant to all participants.

I can offer you the chance to practise speaking spontaneously, to fill any knowledge gaps, and to develop techniques to reduce anxiety around speaking. We can also develop your speaking and writing skills past the intermediate plateau with activities, topics, and discussions that are relevant to you and your industry and needs.

Have a look at the information on this page. If you’d like to know more, use the contact options at the bottom of the page to send me a message. We can then arrange a time to talk about what you need and how I can help.

Courses

1. Customised, one-to-one language training

In the customised courses you have the opportunity to work with me on the challenges and areas that are important to you. This could be speaking skills, English grammar, pronunciation, developing your vocabulary, or understanding spoken English. I will put together a course for you in which we will look at your goals and help you to meet them.

2. Business English course

Do you want a comprehensive business English course that looks at various aspects of business communication? My 12-module one-to-one course with exercises and practical activities will help you to develop your speaking, writing, and general communication skills so that you will feel more confident about using English at work. This course is delivered one-to-one, so while the general framework is the same, activities and exercises can be adapted to make them relevant to your area of work.

Come and join us at my online conversation club events

It would be great to meet you! I’d like to offer you three free invitations to my conversation club events so that you can get to know me and have the opportunity to speak English at one of the club’s events. I have events that are specifically for business owners, employees, and general conversation, so you can discover which ones are more relevant and interesting for you.

The Conversation Club events are designed to give people the opportunity to improve their speaking skills in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. One event per month is dedicated to the needs of employees. There will be an opportunity to meet other people who are interested in business topics, to learn from a short presentation, and to take part in a discussion.

Get in touch

If this page has made you curious, I look forward to meeting you online and exploring how we can work together.

Either start the conversation by sending me an email, or send me a message using my contact form.

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