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English Means Business

With EMB you will be in the hands of teaching and training professionals with extensive experience of coaching English language learners, teachers and trainers from numerous countries and with diverse needs.

As well as Business and General English we have delivered a range of courses to subject teachers and lecturers from many countries: English for Business and Economics teachers, English for Intercultural Communication and English for History and Culture. 

Sara Helm  – Owner

Before becoming a language and culture trainer over 25 years ago, I gained an honours degree in International Business with French and worked in industry and corporate finance. I have studied and worked in a number of countries, which has undoubtedly helped to shape my international outlook. 

I hold a Trinity College Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults combined with a London University Cert TIEB in Teaching International English for Business. This is a similar qualification to the LanguageCert Cert IBET that we currently offer. 

Over the last few years, I have enjoyed working on a number of books and web resources for English language learners and teachers. This includes two Pearson ESP titles: English for Accounting and Finance and English for Human Resources. I also contributed to the Market Leader 3rd Edition Extra series, worked on the development of their Business Partner series. I have more recently worked on a couple of Business English coursebook series’ for the Middle Eastern market. 

Here are a few examples of organisations we have worked with:

Air-France, Alcatel-Lucent, Assistance Publique Erasmus Plus Hopitaux de Paris, Axa, BMW, BNP Paribas, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Bosch, Colgate-Palmolive, Deutsche Bank, EDF, EDHEC, Exxon Mobil, Handelsbanken, IBM, L’Oréal, Merck, National Bank of Latvia, Nordea, NPower, PwC, Swedish Parliament, Samsung, Siemens, Stora Enso, T-Mobile, Total, Unilever, UPM, VW.



Rebecca has taught English in Mexico and the Czech Republic but one of her most interesting teaching trips was to Tajikistan!

Rebecca is also a Business English author and teaches on the Teach Business English course. 




Sian worked as a lawyer both in the UK and Norway before becoming a language and culture trainer. 


Christian (one of the original UK tech whizz kids) provides our technical support and his vast knowledge of history (which he studied at university) on our (English for) History and Cultural Heritage course. 

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