About

Connect with your clients and colleagues by communicating with them more effectively in the workplace in this 48 hour course over three months.

On these courses, you will:

  • participate in dynamic classes to make your English come alive
  • connect with people from a wide variety of professional backgrounds
  • improve your speaking, reading, writing and listening skills through a range of common workplace themes
  • put new skills into action instantly through realistic communicative activities.

Where is this course taught?

Delivery

Our team of highly qualified and experienced teachers are dedicated to supporting you throughout your learning journey and helping you to achieve the results you desire through guidance and feedback which is specific to you and your goals. 

Our courses can be delivered in three options:

PART-TIME

  • study in a class size of maximum 18 students
  • we believe in keeping our classes small to maximise teacher-student interaction 
  • only available at our Napier Road Centre.

ONE-TO-ONE

  • high quality, extremely flexible and fully customised
  • exclusive one-to-one tuition, where you get to interact with your teacher more at your own pace and time
  • available at any of our five centres, at your home or place of work in Singapore.

PRIVATE GROUP

  • high quality, extremely flexible and fully customised
  • private closed group tuition available for any number of students
  • available at any of our five centres, at your home or place of work in Singapore.

Calendar and pricing

These courses are only available at our Napier Road Centre

  • Weekday: Evening classes are from 1935 - 2130
  • Sunday: Morning classes are from 0900 - 1300

Term 1: January - March 2017

Business English (Part-time)

Class Dates Days Fees
1A 05 Jan - 23 Mar Tue, Thu S$1,650.00
2A 05 Jan - 23 Mar Tue, Thu S$1,650.00
2B 05 Jan - 23 Mar Tue, Thu S$1,650.00
3A 05 Jan - 23 Mar Tue, Thu S$1,650.00
4A 05 Jan - 23 Mar Tue, Thu S$1,650.00
4A 08 Jan - 26 Mar Sun S$1,720.00

Discounts and promotions

  • If you are an existing student (within the last 12 months), register for 40 hours or more of Part-time English courses and get a S$100 discount.
  • Free myClub language workshops, and events for all British Council adult learners.

Public holidays and closure

Public holidays and closure in 2017

Date Holiday
1 January New Year's Day*
2 January In lieu of New Year's Day* (Sunday, 1 January 2017)
28 January Chinese New Year
29 January Chinese New Year*
30 January In lieu of Chinese New Year* (Sunday, 29 January 2017)
14 April Good Friday
1 May Labour Day
10 May Vesak Day
25 June* Hari Raya Puasa*
26 June In lieu of Hari Raya Puasa* (Sunday, 25 June 2017)
9 August National Day
1 September Hari Raya Haji
18 October Deepavali
18 to 24 December Scheduled Centre Closure
25 December Christmas Day
26 December Boxing Day

 * As New Year's Day, the second day of the Chinese New Year and Hari Raya Puasa fall on Sunday, the following Mondays (i.e. 2 January, 30 January and 26 June 2017) will be public holidays.

Learning outcomes

Business English 1A and 1B

These work-related courses are for students who have some fluency in using English, but who still have problems with basic grammar and little confidence in using English in their everyday working life.

The courses focus on speaking, listening, reading and writing skills as well as grammar and vocabulary-building, and concentrate on work-related themes. They are aimed at pre-intermediate level students.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • understand and respond to simple questions about social situations, your work and the work of others
  • understand and respond to the main points of simple conversations
  • understand standard speech at normal or near-normal speed
  • read and understand basic public notices
  • understand simple written instructions at work and in other everyday situations
  • speak about yourself and your work in a basic way so that others understand you
  • show that you understand or, when necessary, ask for explanations when you don't understand
  • fill in forms and simple questionnaires
  • write messages in various forms to make enquiries, give instructions or basic information about yourself or your work.

Business English 2A and 2B

These courses focus on work-related themes and are for students who have reasonable level of fluency in English, but who still have problems with accuracy so that their communication is not always effective.

These courses cover speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, as well as grammar and vocabulary-building. They are aimed at intermediate level students.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • talk easily with other speakers about work and social issues
  • speak clearly enough to be easily understood by others
  • exchange opinions both face-to-face and over the telephone
  • deal confidently in English with difficult situations
  • use English to make decisions and solve problems
  • understand the main points and relevant detail of authentic reading texts
  • summarise texts in English that is easily understood by others
  • write letters and emails in correct format and style
  • understand and use the basic vocabulary of marketing, planning, products, entertainment and socialising.

Business English 3A and 3B

These work-related courses are for people who already have good English skills, but still have some problems with accuracy, fluency and vocabulary.

The courses focus on speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, as well as grammar and vocabulary-building. They are aimed at upper intermediate level students.

By the end of the course you will be able to: 

  • discuss business topics with ease
  • express opinions and give appropriate reasons
  • understand and comment on the opinions of others
  • describe and comment on topics such as branding, globalisation, advertising, and travel
  • take part in meetings, negotiations, socialise in a work setting, and give presentations
  • speak clearly and naturally so that people understand you
  • understand the main points and details of authentic written business texts
  • summarise texts in speech and writing
  • recognise and use the appropriate format and language for different written text types.

Business English 4A and 4B

These work-related courses are for people whose English is already of a high standard, but who need to develop greater accuracy in both their written and spoken language, as well as broaden their vocabulary.

These courses focus on speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills, as well as grammar and vocabulary-building. They are aimed at advanced level students.

By the end of the course you will be able to: 

  • discuss business topics in detail with fluency and increasing accuracy
  • participate easily and effectively in a wide range of workplace situations, including meetings, negotiations, presentations
  • use English to resolve conflict and deal with difficult situations
  • speak clearly and naturally so that others have no difficulty understanding you
  • understand English spoken at normal speed by native and non-native speakers without needing to ask for clarification
  • express your opinions clearly and support those opinions with persuasive argument
  • understand both the main points and the minor detail of authentic  business texts
  • summarise the content of authentic texts in a concise and useful way.

Focus on pronunciation

This course focuses on how English pronunciation works and will help you be understood in an international work environment.

This course is for students who wish to improve their pronunciation of English either because they have problems in certain areas or because they need to speak clearly in the public domain.

During the course you will:

  • practise the individual sounds of English
  • learn the phonemic symbols
  • learn about individual word stress
  • learn about sentence stress and its effect on meaning
  • practise the natural rhythm of spoken English
  • learn about intonation to express meaning and politeness
  • practise listening to native speakers to identify meaning.