English Course: Business English - Sydney Short Courses

English Course: Business English

What you'll learn

Learn to master strategies for using English in a variety of business contexts with our English language short courses online & in Sydney!

Improve your career opportunities and boost your confidence in everyday workplace situations, as this course will give you training and practice in participating in business conversations and in composing and reading business documents and informal texts. 

This course gives individual attention and thorough training for students who are interested in business, currently studying business or students who are currently in a business environment.

If you want to learn Business English in Sydney, then this is the course for you.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this English Business course, you should have:

  • Learned and practised a variety of strategies for using spoken English in a variety of business contexts
  • Participated in business type conversations
  • Practised composing and reading a variety of business documents
  • Practised writing informal and formal business texts

Course content

What will be covered in this Business English course?

During the course, the intention is that all or some of the following will be covered, but not necessarily in the order given. Due to the variable nature of adult education classes, parts of the curriculum may be adapted to suit the needs of the class.

The detailed course agenda will be designed during the first class to accommodate students' needs for business English. The following are indications of some of the topics that may be covered during the course:

  • Reading and business writing skills - extended texts
  • Different purposes of written business communication eg. letters, memorandums, complaints, sales, claims, enquiries and responses; promotional material, flyers, newsletters, advertisements
  • Long reports
  • Listening skills and assertiveness
  • Staff recruiting and job-seeking skills

The Business English course will include current material from the SMH, Financial Review and other business publications in addition to vocabulary, phrasal verbs and idiomatic language unique to business contexts.

Each term will also include a discussion about contemporary international business culture.

Students will also have an opportunity to prepare a presentation to the class in a business scenario.

Intended audience

Who is this business English course for?

This business English course is for those who are learning English as a second language and wish to start or advance their career. This course assumes advanced English conversation skills.

Course venue

Online via Zoom

  • Zoom details will be emailed to you with your enrolment confirmation.
  • Requirement: A device and stable internet connection.

Course materials

What to bring to class

  • A pen and paper
  • A folder
  • A dictionary

Additional information

Is this the right English course for me?

If you don't know whether this course is the right level for you, please contact the College by phone or e-mail. We will be happy to speak with you and help you decide what course would be best for you.

Do I need to buy a textbook?

No textbook is required as tutors provide all materials. However, if you want to buy a dictionary, ask your tutor in the first class which dictionary they recommend.

Please bring a pen, paper, folder, and dictionary to class.

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