To give participants the necessary skills and knowledge to start teaching business English.
The IH BET course is run completely online and contains 30 modules divided into 3 strands: basic business awareness, professional skills and methodology and materials:
|Basic Business Awareness||Professional skills||Methodology and materials|
|Course introduction||Strand introduction||Learner-centred approaches|
|Business speaking skills||Needs analysis||Approaches to classroom practice|
|Business writing skills||Syllabus design||The lexical approach|
|Corporate structure||Principles of lesson planning||Practising speaking skills|
|Marketing||“The client approach” to teaching executives||Practising writing skills|
|Sales||Conducting feedback||Using authentic materials|
|Accountancy||Adapting published materials|
|Banking||Adapting materials from video and radio|
|Markets||The numerical-graphical approach|
|Human Resources Management 1||Business games|
|Human Resources Management 2||Creating your own materials|
|Product Development and production|
There is no assessed teaching in this course. Candidates submit a post-course reflective assignment and a portfolio of seven tasks taken from the homework set in Strands 2 and 3 of the course. The final portfolio is moderated by the IH Assessment Unit. The course is run by qualified and experienced Business English teachers who hold an online tutoring qualification. The grading of the course is Pass or Fail.
This is a 50-hour course if taken face to face. On average participants spend a minimum of 7 hours per week online and doing tasks.
IH staff: £250 (excluding VAT)
£300 (including VAT)
Non-IH staff: £430 (excluding VAT)
£516 (including VAT)
If the fee will be paid by a business outside of the UK, VAT can be deducted from the prices listed. Please enquire upon application.