General English + Business English

This course consists of General English classes in the mornings and Business English in the afternoons.
Availability: All year round
Level: Elementary - Advanced
Maximum Class Size: 12 (General English); 6 (Business English - max 8 students in the summer)
Minimum Age: 20

General English & Business English tuition and practice

  • 15 hours General English in the morning plus eight hours business English in the afternoon per week.
  • Practical, functional lessons with qualified and experienced teachers
  • English for use in international Business settings
  • Small class sizes
  • Weekly start dates throughout the year
  • Student counselling available
  • End of course certificate and recommendations for future study

This course consists of General English classes in the mornings and Business English in the afternoons. At the end of the course, the student will receive a special Business Certificate detailing the areas covered in the Business Class in addition to the standard Devon School of English course certificate.

We try to ensure that our Business English provision is always client-centred. We agree on and then follow a programme that matches the needs of the members of the group as closely as possible.

Our Business English teaching philosophy is based on the premise that English is the language of international business communication, most frequently between non-native speakers. We aim to ensure that our students are comfortable with the language, able to express themselves and able to impart their message as clearly, precisely and as fluently as possible.

We combine functional Business English, the language used in the situations in which our students most commonly find themselves, with specialist language and vocabulary where appropriate. We always try to relate what happens in the classroom to real life.

Our teachers are chosen for their ability to base their input on both teaching skill and practical experience of business. We believe that the ability to truly understand a student’s business is crucial to meaningful language provision.


Areas that can be covered in the Business English Course include:

  • The Language of Meetings
  • Negotiating
  • Making Presentations
  • Company Organisation, Structure and Culture
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Describing Trends and Graphs
  • Human Resources Sales and Marketing
  • Management Accounts (Balance Sheets and Profit & Loss Accounts)
  • International Trade & Finance
  • The Stock Market
  • Telephoning
  • Formal Business Letter Writing and Emails
  • Socialising & Small Talk

Courses can also be tailored to the needs of closed groups with common objectives such as Tourism Management or Business English exam preparation. These may include visits to local organisations and businesses. Please CONTACT US with your particular Business English needs. To check your present level, you can take the FREE ONLINE ENTRANCE TEST.

How much does it cost?

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Please be advised, there is an £8 fee added to all transactions to cover international bank charges. A non-refundable enrolment fee of £77 applies to all course bookings, plus a £41 accommodation booking fee. If you have any other questions, please CONTACT US and we will do our best to help.

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