BEST: Business English Skills Training (SkillsFuture credit)

About

Designed specifically for Singapore and Malaysian working professionals, to communicate more effectively in the workplace. 

Offered at three levels, these 12-week, 48-hour courses are designed specifically for Singaporean and Malaysians who wish to hone their business language skills through extensive investigation and practice to enhance their workplace communication.

SkillsFuture credit is now applicable! Contact us for more information. 

Choose the most relevant course to enhance your performance by improving your speaking and pronunciation or your grammar and writing.

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 spoken or written communication skills through a range of common workplace themes
  • put new skills into action instantly through realistic communicative activities.

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.

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:

PART-TIME

Calendar and pricing

These courses are available at our Napier Road Centre, Marsiling Centre, Tampines Centre and Toa Payoh Centre.

Term 3: June - September 2017

Napier Road Centre

Level Days Time Date Fees Fees payable (after SkillsFuture credit)
Grammar and Writing 2 Mon, Wed 19.35 - 21.30 28 Jun - 13 Sep S$1,720.00 S$1,220.00
Grammar and Writing 2 Sun 13.30 - 17.30 2 Jul - 17 Sep S$1,720.00 S$1,220.00
Grammar and Writing 3 Sun 13.30 - 17.30 2 Jul - 17 Sep S$1,720.00 S$1,220.00
Grammar and Writing 4 Mon, Wed 19.35 - 21.30 28 Jun - 13 Sep S$1,720.00 S$1,220.00
Speaking and Pronunciation 2 Sun 13.30 - 17.30 2 Jul - 17 Sep S$1,720.00 S$1,220.00
Speaking and Pronunciation 3 Sun 13.30 - 17.30 2 Jul - 17 Sep S$1,720.00 S$1,220.00
Speaking and Pronunciation 4 Mon, Wed 19.35 - 21.30 28 Jun - 13 Sep S$1,720.00 S$1,220.00

Toa Payoh Centre

Level Days Time Date Fees Fees payable (after SkillsFuture credit)
Grammar and Writing 2 Wed, Fri 19.00 - 21.20 28 Jun - 01 Sep S$1,650.00 S$1,150.00
Grammar and Writing 3 Wed, Thu 19.00 - 21.20 28 Jun - 31 Aug S$1,720.00 S$1,220.00
Grammar and Writing 4 Sun 09.00 - 13.50 02 Jul - 03 Sep S$1,720.00 S$1,220.00
Speaking and Pronunciation 2 Wed, Fri 19.00 - 21.20 28 Jun - 01 Sep S$1,650.00 S$1,150.00
Speaking and Pronunciation 3 Thu, Fri 19.00 - 21.20 29 Jun - 01 Sep S$1,720.00 S$1,220.00
Speaking and Pronunciation 4 Sun 11.00 - 15.50 02 Jul - 03 Sep S$1,720.00 S$1,220.00

Marsiling Centre

Level Days Time Date Fees Fees payable (after SkillsFuture credit)
Grammar and Writing 2 Wed, Fri 18.30 - 20.50 28 Jun - 8 Sep S$1,720.00 S$1,220.00

Learning outcomes

Grammar and Writing level 2

This is an intermediate level course focusing on written business communication. These course will help you be more accurate when you write at work.

This course is for adult learners who want to increase their accuracy in their written communication skills. It is suitable for people in a wide variety of jobs and covers a range of written texts.

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

  • understand the differences between the present, past and present perfect tenses
  • write questions more accurately
  • report what people say
  • use different 'if' sentences
  • distinguish between formal and informal styles
  • describe data such as graphs and pie charts
  • write emails and letters to clients and colleagues in a more concise and appropriate style
  • understand the difference between a proposal and a report.

During the course, you will have the following assessed tasks: 

  • A letter
  • Two grammar tests
  • An email.

After successfully completing this course, you can do the 'Business English Skills Speaking and Pronunciation Level 2' course and be eligible for the Business English Skills (BES) Award Level 2.

In order to get the Business English Skills Award, you must successfully complete the 'Grammar and Writing' and 'Speaking and Pronunciation' courses at the same level within a 12 month period.

Grammar and Writing level 3

This is an upper intermediate level course focusing on written business communication. This course will enable you to write more complex sentences and produce longer written texts.

This course is for adult learners who are already using English at a high level and want to focus on accuracy in more complex sentence structures. It is suitable for people in a wide variety of jobs and covers a range of written texts.

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

  • understand the English tense system
  • differentiate between simple and continuous forms
  • use modal verbs correctly
  • write sentences with subject-verb agreement
  • write using correct formatting and organise your texts
  • write a short report and a proposal
  • take minutes during a meeting
  • write emails in different situations

During the course, you will have the following assessed tasks: 

  • An email or a letter
  • Two grammar tests
  • A short report.

After successfully completing this course, you can do the 'Business English Skills Speaking and Pronunciation Level 3' course and be eligible for the Business English Skills (BES) Award Level 3.

In order to get the Business English Skills Award, you must successfully complete the 'Grammar and Writing' and 'Speaking and Pronunciation' courses at the same level within a 12 month period.

Grammar and Writing level 4

This course focuses on written business communication. It is for adult learners who already have a sophisticated knowledge of English and want to achieve a very high level of accuracy.

This course will enable you to use complex structures and confidently write long emails and reports. It is suitable for people in a variety of jobs.

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

  • use passives to write more formally
  • understand how different modals affect meaning
  • write in a more concise way
  • organise paragraphs appropriately
  • express complex ideas using a variety of linking words
  • write longer and more formal emails
  • draft and proof-read proposals. 

During the course, you will have the following assessed tasks: 

  • An email or a letter
  • Two grammar tests
  • A proposal or a report.

After successfully completing this course, you can do the 'Business English Skills Speaking and Pronunciation Level 4' course and be eligible for the Business English Skills (BES) Award Level 4.

Speaking and Pronunciation level 2

This is an intermediate level course focusing on spoken business communication. This course will help you speak more accurately and succinctly in different work situations.

This course is for adult learners who need to speak with improved accuracy and fluency in different business and social settings. It is suitable for people in a wide variety of jobs.

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

  • speak on the telephone with the correct tone
  • use word stress when dealing with complaints
  • negotiate using polite phrases and sentence stress
  • contribute in meetings using appropriate phrases
  • describe visual materials in presentations using pauses and signposting expressions.

During the course, you will have the following assessed tasks: 

  • Two recorded speaking activities
  • Two tests
  • A presentation on your company or a product

After successfully completing this course, you can do the 'Business English Skills Grammar and Writing Level 2' course and be eligible for the Business English Skills (BES) Award Level 2.

In order to get the Business English Skills Award, you must successfully complete the 'Grammar and Writing' and 'Speaking and Pronunciation' courses at the same level within a 12 month period.

Speaking and Pronunciation level 3

This is an upper intermediate level course focusing on spoken business communication. This course will help you speak clearly and confidently at work.

This course is for adult learners who are already using English at a high level and want to achieve a very high level of accuracy and fluency when speaking in different business and social contexts. It is suitable for people in a wide variety of jobs.

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

  • conduct long telephone conversations using stress to correct information
  • use polite word stress when dealing with clients and customers
  • accepting and declining invitations in different situations
  • using intonation to negotiate
  • give a short presentation focusing on stress and intonation to get your message across.

During the course you will have the following assessed tasks: 

  • Two recorded speaking activities
  • Two tests
  • A presentation.

After successfully completing this course, you can do the 'Business English Skills Grammar and Writing Level 3' course and be eligible for the Business English Skills (BES) Award Level 3.

In order to get the Business English Skills Award, you must successfully complete the 'Grammar and Writing' and 'Speaking and Pronunciation' courses at the same level within a 12 month period.

Speaking and Pronunciation level 4

This course focuses on spoken business communication. It is for adult learners who already have a sophisticated knowledge of English.

This course will enable you to speak clearly and confidently when giving presentations, answering questions, leading meetings and handling negotiations. It is suitable for people in a variety of jobs. 

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

  • give presentations, make public speeches and deal with questions in a professional manner
  • use appropriate language and pronunciation to handle difficult situations
  • communicate in a culturally-aware way
  • conduct yourself with confidence in job interviews
  • lead meetings more effectively
  • negotiate effectively in a variety of situations.

During the course, you will have the following assessed tasks: 

  • Two recorded speaking activities
  • A presentation.

After successfully completing this course, you can do the 'Business English Skills Grammar and Writing Level 4' course and be eligible for the Business English Skills (BES) Award Level 4.