About

As part of social distancing measures, there will be a maximum of nine students in each classroom. 

Communicate with your clients and customers confidently and network professionally.

English is the language of commerce in Singapore. Organisations and multinational companies expect their employees to communicate in spoken and written English effectively. Being a great communicator is essential in today’s workplace 

Our team of experts will identify your learning needs and support you to meet your English language goals. You will also receive personalized feedback on presentations, speeches, emails and reports. Not only will you meet other working professionals and learn together by sharing experiences and best practices, you will also get exclusive access to networking events with professional guest speakers. 

Free myClub language workshops, and events for all British Council adult learners.

How are our courses delivered?

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:

  • Part-time in a class size of maximum 16 students as we believe in keeping our classes small to maximise teacher-student interaction 
  • One-to-one/small group where you get to interact with your teacher more at your own pace and time at any of our four centres, at your workplace or residence in Singapore.

Where is this course taught?

CERFL levels

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CERFL)

Level Description of your level CEFRL level IELTS range
Proficiency You can express yourself spontaneously and fluently and deal confidently with discussion of complex or sensitive issues. C1 - C2 7.5+
Advanced You have a high level of grammatical competence. You can use spoken and written English effectively without strain, but may make some errors with complex and idiomatic language. C1 6.5+
Upper-intermediate You have a good level of grammatical competence. You can understand and contribute to most conversations on familiar topics, although you may make some mistakes. B2 5.5 - 6.5
Intermediate You can converse easily oneveryday matters but with a limited range of style and expressions. You can read fluently about familiar topics. B1+  4.5 - 5.0
Pre-intermediate You can produce spoken and written language in familiar situations. You have a basic control of grammatical structure but your vocabulary is limited. A2 - B1  3.5 - 4.5
Elementary You can talk about interests and everyday activities and use very basic grammatical constructions. You can understand simple messages, instructions and directions. A2 - A1 2.0 - 3.5
Beginner You have very little exposure to the language. You can use and recognise common words, greetings and expressions only. You have no grammatical knowledge yet. A1  1.0

Calendar and pricing

These courses are available at our Napier Road Centre.

Term 2: March to May 2020

Napier Road

Course Days Times Dates Fees
Business English (B1+) Tue, Thu 19.30 - 21.30 24 Mar - 28 May S$1,802.00
Business English (B1+) Sun 13.30 - 17.30 29 Mar - 31 May S$1,711.90
Business English (B2) Tue, Thu 19.30 - 21.30 24 Mar - 28 May S$1,802.00
Business English (B2) Sun 13.30 - 17.30 29 Mar - 31 May S$1,711.90
Business English (C1) Tue, Thu 19.30 - 21.30 24 Mar - 28 May S$1,802.00
Business English (C1) Sun 13.30 - 17.30 29 Mar - 31 May S$1,711.90
Business English (C1) Sun 13.30 - 17.30 29 Mar - 31 May S$1,711.90

Term 1: January to March 2020

Napier Road

Class Days Times Dates Fees
2A Sun 13.30 - 17.30 05 Jan - 15 Mar S$1,694.00
2B Tue, Thu 19.30 - 21.30 02 Jan - 12 Mar S$1,540.00
2B Sun 13.30 - 17.30 05 Jan - 15 Mar S$1,694.00
3B Tue, Thu 19.30 - 21.30 02 Jan - 12 Mar S$1,540.00
3B Sun 13.30 - 17.30 05 Jan - 15 Mar S$1,694.00
4A Sun 13.30 - 17.30 05 Jan - 15 Mar S$1,694.00

Learning outcomes

Business English

These courses are for working professionals who want to be able to use English in the workplace with greater accuracy, fluency and effectiveness. The courses cover all four macro-skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, as well as the grammar and vocabulary-building needed to take your business communication skills to the next level. 

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

  • speak more clearly and naturally in the workplace
  • discuss a range of business topics with greater ease
  • express and justify opinions on work-related topics more fluently
  • participate more confidently in typical work-related activities such as meetings, negotiations and presentations
  • better understand and engage with authentic written business texts
  • produce typical written texts such as emails more accurately so that they have greater impact.

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL): B1, B1+, B2

Focus on pronunciation

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.

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

  • recognise and understand the use of phonemic symbols
  • use the vowel sounds of English in speech
  • use the consonant sounds of English in speech
  • understand and use word and sentence stress
  • speak clearly and naturally so that other people can understand you
  • understand and use intonation patterns in speech
  • understand and use connected speech, linking and elision
  • use appropriate register, conventions of politeness and degrees of formality
  • speak with greater confidence in English in front of others
  • identify some of your errors and work at correcting them.

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.

During the course, you will study:

  • the English sound system
  • the phonemic transcription of English
  • intonation patterns of questions, statements, commands
  • the social significance of pronunciation
  • varieties of accents in spoken English.

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL): B1, B1+, B2