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The Blended Cert IBET (Certificate in International Business English Training) gives you the skills, knowledge and confidence to use a range of approaches, techniques and tools with your business English clients, in a principled and effective manner. The course takes place over 4 days face-to-face at your institution, followed by 5 weeks online (see below for details). If you are interested in running this course for teachers at your school or training institution, please contact us to arrange dates and terms.
next start date: tbc
course length: 6 weeks
course fees: £1000
moderation fee: £160
During the course, you will learn how to:
- build your confidence, knowledge and understanding of business English
- understand and respond to the communication needs of learners & organisations
- develop and deliver BE programmes with effective and measurable outcomes
- address the communication needs of learners and organisations
- select, use and evaluate methods, approaches, materials, resources & techniques
- deepen your understanding of international communication
- enhance your opportunities to participate effectively in the global workplace.
- develop your familiarity with the concepts, skills, lexis & discourse of professional English
Day 1: Introduction to Business English Teaching
Day 2: Business English Needs Analysis
Day 3: Business English Course & Syllabus Design
Day 4: Business English Course Delivery, Approaches and Techniques
Week 1: Business English Course Materials
Week 2: Business English & Globalisation
Week 3: Business English & Culture
Week 4: Business English Evaluation & Assessment
Week 5: Business English & New Technologies
Please complete the enrolment form below, to ensure that you fulfil the course admission requirements. It will be sent to The Consultants-E, who will confirm your application, and contact you directly in the event of you having to submit any supporting documentation.
If you can answer ‘Yes’ to statements 1-6 below, you may proceed to enrol, and pay the course and moderation fees. Payment of the course fee reserves your place on the course. If you have any questions about the payment process, please contact us.
NOTE: You may be asked to provide photocopies of certificates showing your teaching qualifications and/or your level of English proficiency. In some cases, you may be called for a phone or Skype interview, and/or to submit a sample of written work to assess your language skills.
NOTE: The Consultants-E will not tolerate plagiarism, cheating, falsifying information, or handing in work done by others as your own, during the course. Any participant found to be in breach of this policy will be dismissed from the course, and no refund will apply. By completing enrolment on this course you agree to these terms and conditions.
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