English for Business Studies Teachers

English for Business Studies Teachers

The English for Business Studies Teachers course runs as an on request course for teachers of business-related subjects who wish to develop their own English language teaching materials and / or skills to suit the needs of their school. It is eligible for  KA1 Erasmus staff mobility funding.  

Course Leader – Sara Helm 

Sara Helm has 25 years’ experience of teaching and developing both published and in-house English language materials for the secondary and tertiary sector as well as for adult learners already working in business, technical and professional fields.   

The programme is designed following consultation with the participants. The course runs over one or two weeks (as required) in the UNESCO world heritage city of Bath, UK. It is delivered in a comfortable centrally located training facility that provides wifi access, and free refreshments. 

Due to its ‘niche’ appeal, we can offer this course as a one-to-one session. We will do our best to offer a course on your preferred dates or agree an alternative date. If two or more teachers are able to attend then the group course fee applies – see below.

If you need a small group course but cannot provide a second teacher, we can agree and publish one or more unconfirmed small group dates to attract teachers from other institutions.

One-to-one course dates on request

Potential autumn 2018 small group dates

29 October – 2 November

19 – 23rd November

English for Business Studies Teachers

Course Outcomes (depending on focus)

  • Greater confidence in using English for teaching your subject
  • Improved planning and delivery of lessons in English
  • Competence in language of instruction 
  • Better understanding of relevant teaching approaches and exercises
  • Larger business English vocabulary
  • Broader knowledge of relevant texts and online sources
  • Developed starter set of classroom materials
  • Stronger basis for developing further materials
  • Free set of business English warmers!

Course Content

The exact course content is based on an initial needs analysis and refined through discussion with you before the course.

Application / Preparation

1 Please email Course Leader (click) Sara Helm

Give your: name(s) / school / location and the date of the course you are interested in.

2 Receive an application form for the English for Business Studies Teachers course. 

3 Return the form as soon asap!

4 Receive a course registration document for your school. Complete and return it asap!

5 Have a quick Skype or Whatsapp chat with us

6 Receive a host family profile and contact details (if applicable)

7 Receive an invoice for you or your school administration to be paid one month before your course


We have worked with the following publishers…


Pearson ELT

Thomson Heinle

York Press

English for Business Studies Teachers Course Fee



Closed groups

€590 per person

This does not include accommodation. See below. 

Erasmus Documentation

We’ ll provide your teaching institution with the necessary course information to complete its Erasmus documentation before or during the course, as desired. 

PIC number: 920212229


At the end of the course you will receive an EMB English for Business Studies Teachers course certificate.

Cultural Visits

EMB can help participants to plan and book evening and weekend cultural activities to enhance their cultural experience and promote the use of English outside the classroom.

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image of English Means Business Host Family

Stay with one of our friendly host families to give you the ‘total immersion’ experience! A host family stay guarantees you an authentic taste of Bath life and provides the opportunity for conversation and friendship building.  

Our host families are couples or single people who generally do not have children living at home. They live within a 30-minute walk of the course venue. Our host family charge including breakfast and dinner is £320 / €400 for 5 to 7 nights. It is important to book early to guarantee a host family. 

Alternatively, we can recommend web links to bed and breakfast, hotel, apartment or hostel. 


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