learn business English

Stephen, MBA, is a CertTESOL qualified English teacher (Trinity College, University of London), plus TEFL-in-Spain certification in Business English

Business-focused English classes, online

Why do you want to learn English?

This is a key question for you, and for me.

I choose to work only with motivated, busy people.

People who seek to achieve business or career success through a stronger capability in English.

This means that you must have a specific objective in mind from your classes to get the best from your precious investment of time and money.

And you must also be committed to spend time on home study and practice. It’s like an iceberg, with formal classes being just the tip of it!

One hour of class time a week with me requires a commitment by you to 4 hours of home study per week (that’s a little more than half an hour per day).

Otherwise there’s no point in having English classes.

As a business owner or Director your powerful motivations may be:

  • developing new English-speaking markets……
  • ……with implications for improving English skills (for you and your employees), such as……
  • ……specific functional skills, like giving effective presentations in English……
  • ……or being more precise in your communication at business meetings or on the telephone……
  • ……or perhaps you need help with English “small talk”, so crucial for making contacts and building effective rapport (with customers, at business conferences etc.)

Some of the above may also apply if you’re an ambitious professional. Maybe also looking to achieve an internationally recognised B2 level (or C1, C2) English qualification, for example, Cambridge English examinations.

The only limit is your ambition.

How does it work?

A good teacher starts by helping to identify the goals and then breaking them down into sub-goals. This feeds into design of a relevant programme of learning, involving weekly online English classes, agreed between student and teacher. Including periodic progress reviews.

I use this best practice with all my students.

How much does it cost?

Basic classes are charged in advance at:

€20 per hour

€25 for 90 minutes

Additional requirements incur extra charges subject to an agreed quotation.

Why choose me?

I am an experienced business English teacher and professional coach to business executives. My clearly spoken BBC English-style is easy to understand.

A list of significant and relevant qualifications includes:

  • Cert TESOL English teaching (Trinity College, University of London)
  • Business English (TEFL-in-Spain certification)
  • MBA (Masters in Business Administration)
  • Economics (first degree)
  • Marketing (post-graduate Diploma)

I understand the challenges and commitment involved in learning another language.

Attending Spanish classes and regularly using home study along with daily Spanish conversational practice has enabled me to make steady improvement. A familiarity with German and French has also broadened my understanding of different language structures.

Trained in English phonetics, I am strict on correct pronunciation, whilst also giving students the tools to practice better pronunciation on their own.

During my long career working for multi-national PLC corporations (3M and Serco), and as a Director and coach to small businesses, I have used English functionally in all the main business contexts.

I have also acted in a number of amateur dramatic theatre productions, and I even wrote and performed in my own original play with a Christmas theme.

My background working within the UK broadcast television industry included training as a television presenter, shooting both in studio and outside on location.

And last, but not least, I am a qualified Yoga teacher.

To find out how I can help you improve your English online, email stephen@stephenc.co.uk

 

 

 

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