This course in International Business English is designed for people who need or will soon need to use English in a business environment. It is important to understand that Business English is not a special language. However by using a range of business settings and situations students can become more aware, confident and fluent in the use of English language and can display confidence in a commercial environment.
The Business English course that is taught at LITE has a Cambridge University recognised syllabus. This involves all the usual elements of an English course such as: Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.
It also includes areas of business life such as Marketing, Insurance, Stocks and Shares, Corporate Strategy and Retailing.
Other areas covered in this course include practical uses of Business and English such as letter and memo writing, and preparing and writing own CV.
Formal progress tests are taken throughout the course, providing students with the opportunity of continuous feedback on their progress.
Study materials are provided by the College.
All teachers are qualified (CELTA / TESL Certificate) native speakers and have relevant experience in teaching English as foreign language.
The Business English course follows the Cambridge University BEC (Business English Course) syllabus. This course has three levels.
There is another examination, the CEIBT (Certificate in International Business and Trade) that can be taken after this course.
These examinations are held in June and December each year.
Students will obtain the LITE certificate at the end of their studies.
An internationally recognised business qualification can help students to show that they have learned English to an appropriate standard and can use it in a professional context.