Business English mini-group for professionals course in Brighton

Our Business English mini-group course consists of 30 lessons (22.5 hours) per week, spent together other like-minded executives, in a group of maximum 4 participants.

Each course is designed by the trainer to meet the needs of its participants and is therefore a unique package, targeted to improve business performance in English. The focus is on using English in your daily work and on general business communication skills, for example taking part in meetings, giving presentations, and communicating remotely.

  • Maximum students: 4
  • Minimum age: 21
  • Minimum duration: 1 week
  • CEFR entry level:
    1. B1
    2. B2
    3. C1
    4. C1+

Your trainer will use presentations, case studies, workshops and role-play simulations and some sessions may be recorded for detailed analysis and feedback. Participants have free access to our self-study centre outside their lesson times.

The benefit of being in such a small group is that you’ll have considerably more talking time, and for that reason, the course will feel more concentrated and intensive. Not only will you be fully immersed in the language, you’ll also be actively producing more language yourself.

Typical course content will include:

  • conducting and contributing to meetings and interviews
  • giving presentations
  • negotiating
  • developing specialised business vocabulary
  • discussing key business concepts
  • developing cross-cultural awareness
  • communicating effectively on the telephone
  • corresponding effectively in business (emails, letters and reporting)

The course is based on a detailed needs analysis that begins prior to arrival and is reviewed continuously throughout the two weeks. The content is therefore flexible, but a typical course will include:

  • discussion skills and participating in meetings
  • giving presentations
  • telephoning and emailing
  • intercultural awareness.

Minimum class size

The minimum number required for this Business English Mini-Group for Professionals is two students. In the event that we receive fewer than two participants, please be assured that we will not cancel your booking. Instead, we will give you an upgraded course of 25 lessons per week of one-to-one tuition. This will, of course, be at no additional cost.

Why choose us?

ELC has been working with international business people for over 50 years. Business classes take place in our dedicated Business Centre where the fully-equipped training rooms boast interactive whiteboards. Our specialist trainers are highly experienced and well-qualified with a proven track record of success working with business people of all types and at all levels.

Mature students take part in their executive mini group class at the English language centre in Brighton whilst the teacher to the right of the photo looks at the Interactive Whiteboard which he is controlling keyboard and mouse.

Course options

  • Tuition and registration: £1,010.00 for 1 week
    • 30 lessons over the course of 22.5 hours
    • Includes £90 registration fee
    • Choose your duration below
  • Course intensity

Next steps

Course features

  • Before arriving, you do an online test so your class is at the right level for you.
  • We conduct regular progress checks and set homework every day.
  • You’ll be in a multi-national group for your English classes.
  • All course books and materials are included.
  • Use of our dedicated business suite to catch up with work.
  • Presentation training rooms with ActivPanels, iPads and high-speed Wi-Fi.
  • Business lounge with complementary hot drinks.
  • Dedicated PC suite for work or study, with complementary colour printing.
  • We conduct a pre-course needs assessment to get your course just right.
  • Each course is tailor-made to the needs of the participants.

Who is this Business English mini-group for professionals course for?

Our Business English mini-group for professionals course is geared towards helping highly-motivated business people develop effective communication skills in English.

Course entry levels range from B1 to C1+ on the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) scale.

Find your English level

Find your English level

Our language learning levels relate closely to how the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) define them, but with a difference which we have found to help our students at Elementary level.

ELC level Equivalent CEFR levels
Upper A1 Lower A2

We offer an English level test which anyone can take. It involves 50 questions and, depending on your level, will probably take you from 10 to 20 minutes. At the end of it, we will tell you your probable level.

But when you book, we will ask you to take a more detailed and accurate test, to make sure that you start in the class which is best for you.

Test your English level now