Course Finder

Work & Business English Courses in Edinburgh

Whatever your job or line of business, we can help you gain confidence to express yourself clearly and precisely in English.

This course is suitable for people working in the Financial Sector, the Oil & Gas Sector, Marketing & Sales, Human Resources, Journalism, Politics, Aviation, Military, Academia and other areas.

The course takes place at our training centre in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Pick an option

Course Profile: Work & Business English Combination

English for Work and Business English courses combine working in a small group in the mornings to develop speaking and listening communication. Reflecting real world and workplace multi-level communication scenarios, learn how to communicate effectively across different cultures and differing levels of English. Maximum 5 students per group.

Please note the Effective Communication group is a multi-level class for B1 to C1 participants. We believe this reflects real world multi-level communication scenarios.

The one-to-one classes focus on specific, individual needs and will develop your work-related vocabulary and communication skills for all professional situations.

What to expect in the Effective Communication speaking & listening group:

  • Practise your conversation and communication skills, including; turn-taking, interaction patterns, listening habits, and small talk
  • Carry out discussion, problem-solving, and presentation tasks
  • Learn about cross-cultural theory and how your cultural characteristics are different from those of other nationalities and how this affects communication

What to expect in the Work & Business 1-to-1 class:

  • develop specific vocabulary for your area of work and business
  • practise using English for writing emails, reports, negotiating, meetings, telephoning and conference calls
  • improve your general and social communication skills for dealing with English speaking clients or colleagues
  • give specific presentations in English
  • raise your awareness of ‘global English’
  • work on your specific requests

Course Level

Suitable for:

Intermediate B1Advanced C1

Course Summary

  • 15, 20, 25 or 30 hours per week
  • Start any Monday
  • Minimum age 18
  • Average age 28 - 55+

Effective Communication group - 10 hours

  • Maximum 5 students per group
  • Multi-level B1 to C1

Work & Business English Individual Tuition - 5, 10, 15 or 20 hours

  • Level specific 1-to-1 classes
  • Focus on your specific line of work

Work & Business English course

Course Profile: Individual or private group

Individual Tuition (1-to-1) classes focus on specific, individual needs and develop your work-related vocabulary and communication skills. You can choose exactly what areas of English you want to focus on during the whole course.

Popular requests include preparing for a presentation or interview, writing a report or emails, conference calls and small talk with clients. You can also work on pronunciation and speaking skills or you could do a grammar review or vocabulary building.

Private mini groups are available for 2 to 5 students with a similar level of English. You can study with your colleagues, friends or family.

What to expect:

  • develop specific vocabulary for your area of work and business
  • practise using English for writing emails, reports, negotiating, meetings, telephoning
  • improve your general and social communication skills for dealing with English speaking clients or colleagues
  • give presentations in English
  • raise your awareness of intercultural issues and ‘global English’
  • work on your specific requests

Course Level

Suitable for:

Beginner A1Advanced C2

Course Summary

  • 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30 hours per week
  • Start any Monday
  • Minimum age 18
  • all participants in a private mini group should have a similar level of English
  • private mini groups must book the course together at the same time

Work & Business English course

Prices: Work & Business English Combination

Total hours
per week
Effective Communication group
maximum 5 students
Specific English 1-to-1 Price GBP
per week
15 10 hours group 5 hours 1-to-1 1 - 3 weeks = £525
4 - 6 weeks = £510
20 10 hours group 10 hours 1-to-1 1 - 3 weeks = £680
4 - 6 weeks = £665
25 10 hours group 15 hours 1-to-1 1 - 3 weeks = £900
4 - 6 weeks = £885
30 10 hours group 20 hours 1-to-1 1 - 3 weeks = £995
4 - 6 weeks = £980

15

Effective Communication group
maximum 5 students: 10 hours group

Specific English 1-to-1: 5 hours 1‑to‑1

Price GBP
per week: 1 ‑ 3 weeks = £525 / 4 ‑ 6 weeks = £510

20

Effective Communication group
maximum 5 students: 10 hours group

Specific English 1-to-1: 10 hours 1‑to‑1

Price GBP
per week: 1 ‑ 3 weeks = £680 / 4 ‑ 6 weeks = £665

25

Effective Communication group
maximum 5 students: 10 hours group

Specific English 1-to-1: 15 hours 1‑to‑1

Price GBP
per week: 1 ‑ 3 weeks = £900 / 4 ‑ 6 weeks = £885

30

Effective Communication group
maximum 5 students: 10 hours group

Specific English 1-to-1: 20 hours 1‑to‑1

Price GBP
per week: 1 ‑ 3 weeks = £995 / 4 ‑ 6 weeks = £980

Please note Effective Communication groups are multi-level groups with B1 - C1 level students participating.

Prices: Individual or private group

Hours per week 1-to-1 price per person per week (GBP) 2-to-1 price per person per week (GBP) Mini group 3 to 5 students price per person per week (GBP)
10 £590 £400 £275
15 £810 £600 £400
20 £1040 £800 £530
25 £1250 £1000 £660
30 £1440 £1200 £800

10

1-to-1 price per person per week (GBP): £590

2-to-1 price per person per week (GBP): £400

Mini group 3 to 5 students price per person per week (GBP): £275

15

1-to-1 price per person per week (GBP): £810

2-to-1 price per person per week (GBP): £600

Mini group 3 to 5 students price per person per week (GBP): £400

20

1-to-1 price per person per week (GBP): £1040

2-to-1 price per person per week (GBP): £800

Mini group 3 to 5 students price per person per week (GBP): £530

25

1-to-1 price per person per week (GBP): £1250

2-to-1 price per person per week (GBP): £1000

Mini group 3 to 5 students price per person per week (GBP): £660

30

1-to-1 price per person per week (GBP): £1440

2-to-1 price per person per week (GBP): £1200

Mini group 3 to 5 students price per person per week (GBP): £800

All students should have a similar level of English. 2-to-1 and mini group must book at the same time. Price includes; all teaching, materials, tea/coffee at break time, personal language report and attendance certificate

Price Includes

  • all teaching
  • 20 minute pre-course assessment and needs analysis
  • guided self-study throughout the course
  • end of course language report
  • certificate of attendance

Course Timetables: Work & Business English Combination

Effective Communication group + Specific English 1-to-1. 25 hours per week course

Time From Time To Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09:00 11:00 Effective Communication speaking & listening - group class Effective Communication speaking & Listening - group class Effective Communication speaking & Listening - group class Effective Communication speaking & Listening - group class Effective Communication speaking & listening - group class
11:00 11:30 Break Break Break Break Break
11:30 13:00 Specific English 1-to-1 Specific English 1-to-1 Specific English 1-to-1 Specific English 1-to-1 Specific English 1-to-1
13:00 14:00 Break Break Break Break Break
14:00 15:30 Specific English 1-to-1 Specific English 1-to-1 Specific English 1-to-1 Specific English 1-to-1 Specific English 1-to-1

Monday

09:00 - 11:00 : 

Effective Communication speaking & listening - group class

11:00 - 11:30 : 

Break

11:30 - 13:00 : 

Specific English 1-to-1

13:00 - 14:00 : 

Break

14:00 - 15:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1

Tuesday

09:00 - 11:00 : 

Effective Communication speaking & Listening - group class

11:00 - 11:30 : 

Break

11:30 - 13:00 : 

Specific English 1-to-1

13:00 - 14:00 : 

Break

14:00 - 15:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1

Wednesday

09:00 - 11:00 : 

Effective Communication speaking & Listening - group class

11:00 - 11:30 : 

Break

11:30 - 13:00 : 

Specific English 1-to-1

13:00 - 14:00 : 

Break

14:00 - 15:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1

Thursday

09:00 - 11:00 : 

Effective Communication speaking & Listening - group class

11:00 - 11:30 : 

Break

11:30 - 13:00 : 

Specific English 1-to-1

13:00 - 14:00 : 

Break

14:00 - 15:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1

Friday

09:00 - 11:00 : 

Effective Communication speaking & listening - group class

11:00 - 11:30 : 

Break

11:30 - 13:00 : 

Specific English 1-to-1

13:00 - 14:00 : 

Break

14:00 - 15:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1

Please note timetable may need to change. Your specific timetable will be issued in your Letter of Confirmation once you book your course.

Course Timetables: Individual or private group

10 to 30 hours Individual Tuition & private mini group

Time From Time To Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09:30 11:30 10 hour course 10 hour course 10 hour course 10 hour course 10 hour course
09:00 12:30 15 hour course 15 hour course 15 hour course 15 hour course 15 hour course
09:00 13:30 20 hour course 20 hour course 20 hour course 20 hour course 20 hour course
09:00 15:30 25 hour course 25 hour course 25 hour course 25 hour course 25 hour course
09:00 16:30 30 hour course 30 hour course 30 hour course 30 hour course 30 hour course

Monday

09:30 - 11:30 : 

10 hour course

09:00 - 12:30 : 

15 hour course

09:00 - 13:30 : 

20 hour course

09:00 - 15:30 : 

25 hour course

09:00 - 16:30 : 

30 hour course

Tuesday

09:30 - 11:30 : 

10 hour course

09:00 - 12:30 : 

15 hour course

09:00 - 13:30 : 

20 hour course

09:00 - 15:30 : 

25 hour course

09:00 - 16:30 : 

30 hour course

Wednesday

09:30 - 11:30 : 

10 hour course

09:00 - 12:30 : 

15 hour course

09:00 - 13:30 : 

20 hour course

09:00 - 15:30 : 

25 hour course

09:00 - 16:30 : 

30 hour course

Thursday

09:30 - 11:30 : 

10 hour course

09:00 - 12:30 : 

15 hour course

09:00 - 13:30 : 

20 hour course

09:00 - 15:30 : 

25 hour course

09:00 - 16:30 : 

30 hour course

Friday

09:30 - 11:30 : 

10 hour course

09:00 - 12:30 : 

15 hour course

09:00 - 13:30 : 

20 hour course

09:00 - 15:30 : 

25 hour course

09:00 - 16:30 : 

30 hour course

These times are for information only, course times may need to be changed. Please check your Letter of Confirmation for your specific course times.

Learning English for business use in Edinburgh
1-to-1 tuition
British Council English UK Quality English