IH Certificate in Teaching Business English
The aim of IH Business English Teaching is to give participants the necessary skills and knowledge to start teaching business English. An interesting aspect of the Business English Teaching course is that you will work both on teaching methodology as well as business background elements.
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 in the business English field
- ESP (English for Specific Purposes) teachers who are interested in specialising in business English
The IH Business English Teaching course includes modules related to teaching materials and methodology as well as professional business topics. The course generally alternates between one ELT module and then a Business English module.
The 14 modules are:
- Introduction to the course and overview of business students
- Organisational structure
- Needs Analysis
- Lesson Planning and Syllabus
- Published Material
- Human Resources
- Authentic Materials
- Graphs and charts
- Writing skills
- Speaking Skills
- Presenting skills
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 on this course. Candidates submit a final project, which is submitted two weeks after the course input finishes. The project is worked on throughout the course, with regular feedback from tutors on drafts of your work. This allows you to receive formative feedback during your preparation, which will help you develop your business English teaching skills. To pass the course you will need to participate in the discussion forums, and submit a successful final project.
Due to the project nature of the assessment, it is necessary to be teaching at the time of taking the course. This doesn’t need to be a business class, any General English adult class will be ok.
You can find out about the certificate you will receive here.
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What are the key elements a student will take away from the IH BET course?
The key elements are a knowledge of business basics, business backgrounds, and how to incorporate these into business teaching as well as refreshing teaching methodology. Another benefit is you will connect with teachers from all over the world. You will meet teachers who already have experience teaching business English, but you will also meet novice teachers, and you can exchange ideas and experiences with these teachers, which is really an advantage for anybody taking the course.
There are fourteen weeks of tutor led input on this course. After this you will have two weeks to complete and submit final project ready for assessment.
We recommend that participants spend 7-10 hours per week online working on the course materials and project. The workload depends on you, how much do you want to invest into the course, and how much do you want to get out of the course. The more time you are prepared to invest, the more you will get out of this course. What is great about this online Business English course, is that you do not have fixed times when you have to be online, so you can tailor the course around your workload.
The course is run by qualified and experienced Business English teachers who also hold an online tutoring qualification.
- 15thOctober 2022 – 28th January 2023 (plus two weeks to finalise your project)
The course fees stated are exclusive of 20% VAT. VAT will be added to the fee if it is paid by a business or individual located in the UK.
Course fees must be paid in full prior to the start date.