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Course Online: 50-hour course in business English (CTBE) | with tutor
Teaching business related English is a rapidly expanding area of the TEFL/TESOL market. Globalization of worldwide industry means that employees of international and multi-national companies are increasingly required to converse to a high level in English, regardless of what their native language may be. Through this course we will show you how to adapt your existing skills and knowledge to suit this specific area of the teaching world.
Language teachers are often concerned that they cannot teach business English because they do not know a great deal about the business world, however, this is generally not true as the majority of language skills your students will require are the same as any other English language learner. This course aims to show you how to develop a curriculum for your business English clients, from first meetings, to final assessment. Once you have successfully completed the course you will find that your skills, knowledge and job prospects will all be enhanced.
CTBE Target Group
This course is designed for those who are already TEFL/TESOL or equivalent certified.
The course is designed for teachers who are currently working or intend to work within the field of business English.
No previous experience or training in business education is required to complete this course.
By choosing the tutored option you will have access to the support and assistance of our experienced online tutors for the duration of the course. You will be able to contact a tutor at any time with any questions or problems you may have, and they will respond with helpful advice via email within one working day.
CTBE Course Units
- Unit 1: Course Introduction
- Unit 2: Teaching and Learning
- Unit 3: Course Development
- Unit 4: Materials
- Unit 5: Teaching Themes
- Unit 6: The business English world
The structure of this course follows the same basic principles as our main 60-hour and 120-hour TEFL courses. Once you feel you have fully absorbed the information in each unit, your understanding of the materials will be evaluated before you move on to study the following unit. When all units and their associated tests have been completed successfully, you will then move on to the final lesson planning task. This lesson plan will be submitted for review by one of our online tutors.
You will be given up to six months to complete all parts of the course, and within this time frame you can work at whatever pace you feel comfortable with. Upon successful completion of all the course units and the lesson planning task, you will receive your online Certificate in Teaching Business English.
CTBE Course Aims
Upon successfully completing the Certificate in Teaching Business English, course graduates should be able to:
- Discuss and evaluate the process of teaching business English using industry standard terminology.
- Create a curriculum based on an assessment of their learners’ needs.
- Have real-world ideas for creating individual lessons that are tailored to the students’ requirements, while also having clear ideas on how to execute the lessons to a wide spectrum of target groups.
- Locate and create suitable materials for teaching business English.
- Develop assessment procedures for before, during and after the course.
- Understand the role of a business English teacher in a wide variety of scenarios.
- Identify and pursue further opportunities for career development.