Business English Advanced

Level: Advanced (C1/C2)

Would you like to take your business English skills to the next level? Are you looking to perfect and develop your professional English communication, either in your current role or for the future? This advanced business course will help you to become more persuasive, accurate and nuanced in your use of English.

All our on-site courses will be taught in the virtual classroom, at least until 20 April. For upcoming face-to-face courses we are working on the basis of several possible scenarios as regards the courses starting in the week of April 19th. These are outlined here for you.
We offer you a worry-free start to your course with our flexible booking policy.

See how Anouk found the virtual classroom here (in Dutch).

We did not (yet) plan in a new course.

This course is also offered tailor-made. Feel free to contact us for a quotation.

About the course Business English Advanced

You will look at how to improve your business communication to reach a high level of fluency and accuracy. You will work on tasks at C1 level, supporting you to use English more flexibly and confidently in your workplace. We will help you to develop your understanding of persuasive communication and intercultural business contexts.

Missed something during your class or want more practice of a particular language point? These lessons are supported by extra teaching material delivered via our online learning environment.

Throughout this course, you and your classmates will work on a range of practical business tasks and roleplays. You will practise more complex business writing tasks, you will improve your networking skills and you will learn to negotiate effectively during meetings. Moreover, you will learn how to recognise and use different professional communication styles and how to move between using formal and informal language more naturally. This course will connect to your own work contexts, so you can put your knowledge directly into practise. You will receive a high level of personal attention and feedback tailored to your professional needs.

Learning goals

You can start this course if your level is B2.

By the end of the course you will have:

  • improved your ability to build arguments and to state nuanced, clear opinions;
  • learned how to negotiate persuasively in English;
  • looked at the best ways to network effectively;
  • taken your English to a level that allows you to manage, inspire and coach your colleagues;
  • learned how and when to use formal and informal language;
  • developed your awareness of intercultural communication skills in a business context.

Method

We will work on practical exercises with an emphasis on cooperative work and task-based activities such as short presentations. Vocabulary development will be done in class and at home. Grammar will be revised when necessary. You will receive regular feedback on your spoken and written skills.

The teacher will challenge you (and the group) to get the most out of the course. Due to our personal approach, you will be able to work on your own learning goals in a relaxed teaching environment.

Time investment

This course will take place over nine weeks.

In addition to these sessions, you should give at least 2 hours each week to self-study and completion of homework.

Practical

  • This course is offered both on-site (Utrecht, Rotterdam & Eindhoven) and in the virtual classroom. You can enrol for your preferred option using the buttons above. All our on-site classes are taught in a small group. You can find an overview of all the measures we have taken against the coronavirus here.
  • The language of instruction is English.
  • You can order the book for this course via our book page. We expect that all students will have the course materials with them for their first lesson.
  • You will receive a certificate of participation if you attend at least 8 meetings.
  • If you work at Utrecht University you will receive a 15% discount. Please register with your UU email address. Your registration will then be processed automatically.