General English with Business

Develop Both Your English Language and Business-English Skills on the Same Course

 

Our comprehensive General English with Business course will help you develop the language and practical skills to enhance your working life in industries of all types. Every weekday morning, you’ll take classes as part of our General English course. And in the afternoons, you will focus primarily on the specialised language of Business English in several key areas.

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Key Info

Details may vary between course location

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Pricing
From £370
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Minimum Level
Intermediate B1, B2 Recommended
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Start Date
Oct - May in Toronto, July & August other locations
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Minimum Age
16
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Lessons Per Week
25 - 30
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Average Class Size
12

Course Details

Now you can combine the best of both English language classes and Business-English education on one custom-built course. On weekday mornings, our General English lessons are designed to make sure you are always building your language skills, while gradually increasing your vocabulary and knowledge of grammar at the same time. While in the afternoons, you will focus on how Business-English is used in several areas including meetings and negotiations, socialising and travel, presentations, analysis, advertising, written communications, and much more.

 

What you need to know

 

Designed for students of Intermediate B1, B2 standard, you will take 20 group Standard English lessons per week from 9am-1pm and will take additional 5 hours per week in Business-English classes from 2-4pm Mon to Thurs (Ireland)/ 30 group Standard English lessons per week from 09:30 - 13:00 Mon to Fri 14:00 - 16:30 Tues to Thurs - Business English (UK)/ 20 group Standard English lessons per week from 9am-1215pm and will take additional 5 hours per week in Business-English classes from 1 to 2 pm Mon to Thurs (Canada).

You need to be minimum 16 years of age.


Pricing

FAQ
When can I start my course?

You can begin your Standard, Intensive and IELTS Prep courses every Monday morning. If you are taking Cambridge, IELTS Express, Business English and Teacher Training courses, these will have specific start dates and times during the year which they run.

What are the class times?

In Ireland, 20 Standard English lessons per week run from 9am-1pm and will take additional 5 hours per week in Business-English classes from 2-4pm Mon to Thurs.

In the UK, 30 group Standard English lessons per week run from 09:30 - 13:00 Mon to Fri 14:00 - 16:30 Tues to Thurs - Business English.

In Canada, 20 group Standard English lessons per week run from 9am-1215pm and will take additional 5 hours per week in Business-English classes from 1 to 2 pm Mon to Thurs.

What time does the school building open?

Our school buildings open at 08:30 Monday to Friday and are not open at the weekend.

Will the classes follow a textbook?

Your lessons are developed by your teachers and are designed specifically to meet your needs. Every week a new programme will be shared with you so that you will be aware of that week’s learning goals.

All classes at CES use a coursebook. These are available from reception and form an essential part of your lessons. Please note, each level uses a different book, so you will need to purchase subsequent textbooks as you progress.

How will you decide which class I will be placed into?

You will sit a placement test on your first day at our school. This will assess your grammar, writing and speaking skills and is used by our academic teams to place you in the most appropriate class.

Will I be able to move up or down levels during my stay?

We offer a system of continuous assessment during your study and at the end of each week our academic team will discuss which students should move to a different level in order to maximise their language experience.

If you feel you are in the wrong level speak to your class teacher or to the Director of Studies.


Accommodation Options
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Homestay

We carefully choose people and families to host hundreds of students every year. You’ll get to share meals with your host in their home while practising your English in a fun and relaxed setting.

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student accommodation

Residential

If you need self-catering student accommodation, we can offer you many options, dependent on availability, in Dublin, London, Vancouver, Toronto, Leeds and Worthing.

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Social Programmes

Enjoy life in your new home city just like the locals do. Our Social and Cultural programme is a great way to improve your English, get to know your classmates, and truly experience and understand your new culture. From museum visits to sports afternoons and everything in-between, you’ll be kept busy.

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Hear from our Students
graduate

“The course was well planned, and it gave us plenty of time to prepare for lessons. The break in the middle was nice. I don’t think you can improve it any further, as it met my needs as someone who works full time, it was perfect.”

Nathan Pearson, France

graduation

“I'm a student of Business and Marketing. I have chosen to come to CES Leeds as it is is a good city with many things to do for students. The school is very nice, the staff are very helpful and the teachers are very good."

Valentin Mercier, France

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