About this course

Our Essential Business English courses aim to improve your business English communication skills for daily use across the four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. We also focus on the basic grammar and vocabulary skills you need to communicate effectively in a professional environment. 

Who is this course for?

Our courses are designed for those who need to learn or review the basics of business language. 

Why the British Council?

  • get a qualified and experienced teacher 
  • take part in dynamic and interactive activities to develop business communication skills 
  • explore and discuss texts, audio and videos based on real-life business situations 
  • get feedback from your teacher and peers about your performance 
  • build confidence and improve your ability to communicate in the workplace

The right level for you 

These courses are offered at the following levels: Pre-intermediate and  Intermediate.

If you are new to the British Council, you will need to take a level check to find out which level is right for you. Book a level check by calling or by visiting one of our English language centres.

Dates and prices



Session Dates
Session 1 7 January 2019  – 5 March 2019
Session 2 9 March 2019 – 22 May 2019
Session 3 26 May 2019  – 21 July 2019
Session 4  25  August 2019  – 19 October 2019
Session 5 20 October 2019 - 21 December 2019

Please note that prices are subject to change and will be confirmed when registering for the course.

Prices include: student folder. 
Additional costs: personal stationery.