Teach Business English

Teach Business English 

Next course dates 

 02-06 December 2019 – during Bath (UK’s number 2) Christmas Market! 

Courses may be extended to two weeks by two or more teachers.

Other dates are available on request by two or more teachers.

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.

The number of participants is generally low and the degree of customisation is high! With a minimum of two teachers we will confirm a course running and welcome requests for course dates. 

The course runs for 25 hours per week in the UNESCO world heritage city of Bath, UK and is delivered in a comfortable central location that provides free wi-fi and refreshments. It is eligible for  KA1 Erasmus staff mobility funding.

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. 

Teach Business English

Typical Outcomes (depending on specific focus of your course)

*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

Click on the link below to download a free set of management flashcards. Get hundreds more on the course!


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 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 

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.


EMB provides a course certificate. 

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

Teach Business English Course Fee     

€590 per person

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 bed and breakfast, hotel, apartment or hostel. 

 “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
  • 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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