IH Certificate in Teaching Business English

The aim of IH BET is to give participants the necessary skills and knowledge to start teaching business English. It will prepare candidates to take the LCCE FTBE exam if they wish. 

In this video, tutor Choreanne Frei goes into more detail about why this course is worth taking and what you can expect to get out of it. 

Who is it for?

  • Qualified teachers with little or no experience of teaching business English
  • General English teachers wanting to diversify into business English
  • Newly qualified teachers wanting to expand their teaching experience


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


“The client approach” to teaching executives

Practising writing skills


Conducting feedback

Using authentic materials



Adapting published materials



Adapting materials from video and radio



The numerical-graphical approach

Human Resources Management 1


Business games

Human Resources Management 2


Creating your own materials

Product Development and production


In the video below, Choreanne explains more about the workload and what you can expect on a weekly basis.

Structure and assessment

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 IHWO Assessment Unit. The course is run by qualified and experienced Business English teachers who hold an online tutoring qualification.

Time commitment

On average participants spend a minimum of 7 hours per week online and doing tasks.


The course fees stated here are inclusive of 20% VAT.  The 20% VAT will not be charged if the fee is paid by a registered business outside the UK.

Course fees must be paid in full prior to the start date.