Business English has been on increasing demand for several years and professionals with a sound knowledge of the world of business and associated teaching methodologies are coveted individuals.
At the end of the course successful candidates receive two certificates:
The Further Certificate in Teaching English for Business
The LCCI First Certificate for Teachers of Business English (OPTIONAL)
The LCCIE First Certificate for Teachers of Business English is an advanced qualification awarded by the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry International Qualifications (LCCI IQ) and a worldwide recognized certificate. Holders of this qualification on top of an initial TEFL or TESOL certificate are ideal candidates for great many teaching positions around the globe that require versatile teachers who are qualified to teach both General and Business English.
In order to obtain the LCCIE FTBE certificate candidates will need to take an official examination. Exams can be taken at any of the examination centres that LCCI have worldwide.
Course participants do the course online on their own time at their own pace and take the exam at their nearest LCCIE centre. The course includes continual support from a personal tutor and specific exam preparation sessions.
The aims of this syllabus are to enable candidates to develop a basic knowledge and understanding of the Teaching Business English (TBE) profession in order to:
1) Demonstrate an understanding of the professional skills required of the Business English teacher
2) Identify the methodologies that are most effective in the Business English classroom
3) Demonstrate an understanding of the basic business concepts and practices with which the Business English teacher is expected to be familiar.
The course is divided into three main topics:
1 Teaching Business English (TBE) professional skills (e.g. needs analysis, syllabus/course design, etc)
2 TBE methodologies (e.g. different approaches, classroom management, use of materials, etc)
3 Basic business concepts and practices (e.g. business terminology, letter layout, etc)
The examination consists of 3 Sections: in Section A there will be one extended question on topic 1, in Section B there will be one extended question on topic 2, and in Section C candidates will choose 2 out of 3 shorter questions on topic 3. Candidates may be expected to draw upon related syllabus topics when answering the questions.
To see the full course syllabus, click HERE.
You progress on the course will be continually evaluated. As you continue to improve in your teaching abilities your grade will continue to evolve to reflect your professional growth. Final grades are based on where you are at the end of your training and are given as either A+, A, B+, B or C.
Successful candidates who take the LCCI official examination will be awarded the First Certificate in Teaching English for Business (Level 2 Certificate in Employability Skills) on the achievement of the percentages and grades below:
Pass with Distinction (75%)
Pass with Merit (60%)
The Further Certificate in Teaching Business English is estimated at 60 hours.
The length of time required to complete the online version of the course varies from person to person. If you dedicate yourself to the course fully, for example an average of three hours a day, you can finish in under one month.
If you would like to live and teach in Spain you have the opportunity to work for Anglo Centres. We recruit new teachers every year for our Adult, Young Learner and Business English courses.
Priority is given to our graduates so you may well end up teaching at one of our centres!
If you can speak English proficiently, are dedicated to working hard, are self-motivated and have a passion for learning and helping others learn, then Anglo Centres TEFL’s Further Certificate in Teaching Business English course is right for you.
This qualification is intended as a supplementary qualification for qualified teachers of general English, providing them with an introduction to Teaching Business English (TBE). Candidates should ideally be either:
(a) graduates whose standard of English is equal to mother tongue and who already have a basic Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL / TESOL) or language teaching qualification, or
(b) English language teachers whose standard of English is not equal to mother-tongue but who have a first degree plus a formal English language teaching qualification.
For both groups some experience of general English language teaching to adults will be useful, but not essential, as will a limited amount of business English teaching experience.
Submit your application today!
You may start as soon as your application has been accepted and course fees paid.
There are no time limits or deadlines for sending in assignments or completing the course.
Further Certificate in Teaching English for Business:
Please, note the course certificate and transcript will be sent out in digital format.
For an additional 25 EUR fee you can have a hard copy of both the course certificate and transcript posted to your home.