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English for CLIL Teachers of Economics and Business

English for CLIL Teachers of Economics and Business Course Overview

The English for CLIL Teachers of Economics and Business course is aimed at teachers of business, economics or accounting and finance who wish to improve their English language teaching skills. 

We love welcoming clients to our beautiful city; however, for the foreseeable future due to Covid-19, we will be offering online courses only. 

Post-2020, the UK Government is keen to continue our links with EU teaching and training institutions. Please follow the following link to our UK Erasmus Status page to see the latest UK Erasmus agency statement.

On this highly specific and small group English language course teachers will enjoy a high level of customisation. With a minimum of two teachers we will confirm a one or two-week course date. 

We run the English for CLIL Teachers of Economics and Business course for 25 hours per week in the UNESCO world heritage city of Bath, UK. It is delivered in a comfortable central location that provides free wi-fi and refreshments. It is also eligible for  KA1 Erasmus staff mobility funding.

ERASMUS OID: E10095182

Course Leader – Sara Helm 

Sara has over 25 years’ experience of teaching English language skills to a wide range of people in the fields of business, politics, the civil service, medicine and education.
She has also written English for Business and Specific Purposes resources for Macmillan, Pearson ELT, Thomson Heinle and York Press. 

English for CLIL Teachers of Economics and Business

Course Outcomes 

  • Greater confidence in delivering lessons / lectures
  • Wider range of classroom activities
  • Expanded business English vocabulary
  • Refreshed English language skills
  • Knowledge of published and online resources
  • Access to free classroom resources
  • More efficient course and lesson planning and scripting

Course Content

Topics and course materials generally reflect the UK GCSE (16 yrs) and A Level (18+ yrs) economics and business syllabi, also relevant to lower tertiary levels such as BTS (France). Other (higher) levels can be arranged for specific courses.

The exact content of your course will be based on discussion with you and other participants before and during the course, but will generally include sessions on:

  • Business and economic vocabulary 
  • Pronunciation skills
  • General language skills 
  • Language of instruction
  • Teaching practice
  • Materials and lesson creation
  • Methodology refreshers
  • Online materials and resources
  • UK GCSE and A-level syllabi and published resources
  • Experience and ideas sharing between participants

Typical Course Timings

09.30 – 12.30 / 15.30 – 17.30 
Participants generally enjoy a long lunch break so that they can take advantage of the many cultural opportunities in our UNESCO city. 
“Bath is one of those places that you have to visit at least once in a life time. I had really great time there, it was peaceful and without any stress.” Kaspars G, Latvia 

Erasmus Values

EMB checks the suitability of the requested course for each participant and conducts a pre-course needs analysis that informs course content. Teachers and staff benefit from meeting staff from relevant organisations in other countries. We provide our participants with pre-course preparation tips and materials and set up a WhatsApp group for them. During the course we present, or invite participants to present the Erasmus eTwinning opportunities. Digital learning tools / materials are highlighted on the course and ongoing learning and professional development advice is given. Where relevant, end of course testing is conducted and verbal / written feedback is obtained and is used to inform content of future courses. Teachers are invited to stay connected and share ideas after the course through the course WhatsApp group. 



English for CLIL Teachers of Economics and Business

Optional Social Activities

On all of our courses, depending on weather and programmes on offer, activities generally include one or more of the following:

Participants on this particular course may also like:

In addition, teachers attending on specific dates (see below) might be interested in attending a morning or evening open day at our local Bath College – a Further Education college that provides courses to 16-18 year-olds and adults.

Specific dates:

04 March – Bath Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair (Assembly Rooms)
11-15 May – visit Thursday 14th May (16.00-19.00)

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.

Certification and Erasmus Documentation

ERASMUS OID: E10095182

EMB provides a course certificate. You can use the information on this page to complete an Erasmus contract and a Europass Mobility Document for us to sign. Documentation can also be sent prior to the course. 

English for CLIL Teachers of Economics and Business Course Dates     

Course dates available many weeks of the year, on request. We have a separate background page for dates that we update regularly. If you are not sure which date to request, please ask us for a link to it in your enquiry email.

If your institution is waiting for May/June results of a February funding application, it is advisable to request a course date after August 17 at the earliest. 

English for CLIL Teachers of Economics and Business Course Fee     

One week €690 

Two weeks €1330

This includes a booking fee but does not include accommodation. See below.  

image of Roman Baths in Bath
Roman Baths, Bath, UK


What some of you said :-)

From the beginning on I was very glad that I got so much support from EMB. I am very glad that I had the chance to attend this perfectly for business teachers structured course and I can highly recommend it.” Tamara H, Germany

“Thank you for such a tailored course.” C L, France

“This course made my return to school so much easier! I feel much more confident and relaxed to teach in English and now I have some useful new materials. Sara is a “super coach”: she helps you to progress and to be more confident in your own practice. She gives you effective support and I do recommend this course. Laurence P, Martinique

“I absolutely enjoyed the familial atmosphere, the personalized course topics, the small group as well as the interesting, interactive, lessons. Sara achieved a high involvement with her motivating and enthusiastic nature. I truly recommend this course for any business studies teacher in non-english-speaking countries, who are to teach their subject in english.” Corinna D, Switzerland

“Course helped me not only find new sources of inspiration, but also improved my English knowledge.” Kaspars G, Latvia


image of English Means Business Host FamilyA 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 €400 for 5 or 6 nights, payable in advance with the course fee. It is important to book early to guarantee a host family.

“My accommodation was great. Close to the centre of town, lovely home, food was tasty and my hostess was very nice.” Kaie S, Estonia

“My host family were the best. I really wish to meet them again sometime”. Kaspars G, Latvia

Alternatively, we can recommend web links to accommodation sites.

 “The centrally located YMCA was perfect for me and my family.” Matjaž V, Slovenia

Download the course brochure:       EfCTEB factsheet

How to apply

Email Course Leader (click) Sara Helm

Please include:

  • your name(s)
  • your current English language level
  • your school and school address
  • the course date you are interested in
  • the age group(s) you teach
  • If Erasmus funded – is your institution’s funding already in place?
  • whether or not you need a host family
  • your WhatsApp contact details!

I will normally contact you within 24 hours for further information. Looking forward to meeting you!

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