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.

In order to give you a worry-free start of your group course, we have put measures in place against the coronavirus and we offer you flexible booking. You can cancel or reschedule your enrolment for courses that start in November, without any additional costs. This is possible up to 10 days prior to the start date of the course.

€ 475,00

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Starting from 18 November 2020

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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. Before the course starts, you will do a short test, after which one of our expert language trainers will call you to discuss your results. During this call, we will find out about your professional language learning goals so that our teachers can make sure the course fits your needs.

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Learning goals

You can start this course if your level is B2.

Before your course starts, we would like to ask you to do a short test. We will discuss the results with you during your intake so that we can make sure this is the right course for you and hear about your goals and wishes for your course.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Practical

  • 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.
  • This course will be offered in Utrecht, Rotterdam, Eindhoven and in the virtual classroom.

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  • Starting date: 18 November 2020 (Utrecht)
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  • Starting date: 18 November 2020 (Rotterdam)
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  • Starting date: 18 November 2020 (Eindhoven)
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  • Starting date: 23 November 2020 (Virtual Classroom)
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  • Starting date: 8 February 2021 (Utrecht)
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  • Starting date: 8 February 2021 (Rotterdam)
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  • Starting date: 8 February 2021 (Eindhoven)
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  • Starting date: 17 February 2021 (Virtual Classroom)
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  • Starting date: 21 April 2021 (Virtual Classroom)
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  • Starting date: 22 April 2021 (Utrecht)
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  • Starting date: 22 April 2021 (Rotterdam)
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  • Starting date: 22 April 2021 (Eindhoven)
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