Teach Business English

Teach Business English Course Overview

The Teach Business English course  is aimed at teachers of English who wish to refresh their skills for teaching business English to business people or vocational learners.

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

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 very specific English language course teachers will enjoy a high level of customisation and attention. With a minimum of two teachers we will confirm an agreed date, which can be extended to two weeks. 

The Teach Business English course runs 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 to a wide range of people in the fields of business, politics, the civil service, medicine and education as well as teacher training. 
She has also written English for Business and Specific Purposes resources for Macmillan, Pearson ELT, Thomson Heinle and York Press. 

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Course Outcomes 

  • Greater confidence in delivering lessons
  • More efficient course and lesson planning
  • Wider range of supporting exercises
  • Expanded business English vocabulary
  • Awareness of communicative techniques
  • Clearer pronunciation and delivery
  • Broader knowledge of published and online resources
  • Access to free classroom resources

Course Content

Topics and course materials reflect typical management topics and and communication skills areas needed in a variety of jobs such as telephoning, emailing, presenting, selling and negotiating and providing customer services.

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 management vocabulary 
  • Classroom activities for a range of situations
  • Key business functional language skills 
  • Teaching practice
  • Materials and lesson creation
  • Methodology refreshers
  • Online materials and resources
  • UK Business English and Specific Purposes 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 in order to 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. 

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Optional Social Activities

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


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. 




Teach Business English Course Dates     

Courses dates are 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. 


Teach Business English Course Fee     

One week €690 

Two weeks €1330

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


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What some of you said :-)

 “I just wanted to say thank you to EMB for a brilliant week’s training.” – Gill S

“I learned lots of things that will be very useful in my teaching.” – Sébastien S, France

“The course was well planned and executed, and adapted for individual needs. Worth every penny.”  – Elizabeth C, UK

“Thank you very much for your commitment and dedication during our course.” Thorsten W, Germany

“Caring about our individual needs has really made this course particularly valuable.” Mary. S and Roberta R, Italy


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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 £340 / €400 for 5 to 6 nights. 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

How to apply

Email Course Leader (click) Sara Helm

Please include:

  • your name(s)
  • your school and school address
  • the course date you are interested in
  • the age group(s) / typical profile of your learners
  • 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 usually contact you within 24 hours for further information. Looking forward to meeting you!

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