Teaching Business English (Level 3)
A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Teaching Business English diploma. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Teaching Business English is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for an exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning Level 3 Teaching Business English course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.
The course will particularly appeal to those English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers who require a secondary skill teaching English at the business level to overseas Corporate Executives. It will move a step forward compared to a standard English teaching course. It will cover more technical business terminology and language, and display how it is used in the real business context.
What Could I Do After Taking This Teaching Business English Course?
Taking this course can help you to become an EFL (English as a Foreign Language) Teacher. As an EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teacher you would help students to learn or improve their English skills and their knowledge of British culture. You could specialise in teaching English for particular purposes, such as business or entry to higher education.
If you enjoy meeting people from different countries and cultures, and you want a teaching role, this job could be perfect for you. You will need an excellent standard of English. You will also need patience and a good sense of humour.
Full time teachers in commercial language schools in the UK can earn from £13,000 to around £19,000 a year. Earnings for experienced or senior teachers can be £27,000 or more a year.*
*Figures are intended as a guideline only.
Your Teaching Business English (Level 3) Course:
The course will particularly appeal to those English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers who require a secondary skill teaching English at the business level to overseas Corporate Executives.
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Study Hours are an approximate figure and are dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the Teaching Business English (Level 3) course is: 200 Hours
- Module 1 - Introduction to Business English
- Module 2 - Business Grammar
- Module 3 - Pronunciation Skills
- Module 4 - Grammar Translation
- Module 5 - Conversational English
- Module 6 - Vocabulary
- Module 7 - The Lexical Approach
- Module 8 - The Eclectic Approach
- Module 9 - Teaching Receptive Skills
- Module 10 - Business Meetings and Presentations
Final online multiple choice examination.
When you have completed the programme, your tutor needs to verify that you have worked through all parts of any Workbooks, Activities and Exercises successfully.
Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, you will be awarded your diploma by ABC Awards as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the programme.
Entry RequirementsNo Entry Requirements
All students must per 16 years of age and above.
The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Teaching Business English and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.
You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.
Home Study Support
You will be provided with comprehensive materials - Online, designed to provide you with everything required to complete your Diploma in Teaching Business English. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact our Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.
What's more, you'll have access to the online student portal, where you can interact with other students, browse our resource library and manage your account.
Home Study Resources
You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study.Your course fee covers all textbooks, study folders, and/or online learning aids designed for distance learning.
This Level 3 Teaching Business English Course pack includes the Student Handbook with all relevant information that you would need to successfully complete the course.
Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Business English
This course is Quality Assured by the Quality Licence Scheme
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that the provider has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future.
The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by Oxford Learning to meet specific learners' and/or employers' requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
Possible Career Path
As a teacher of English as a Foreign Language (EFL), you would teach English to people whose first or main language is not English. You could work in places such as commercial language schools and language centres throughout the UK and overseas. Your students may need to learn English to help with their work, improve their conversational English, get into college or university in an English-speaking country or prepare for an exam. Your work would include preparing and delivering language lessons and activities, producing resources, setting and marking tests and exercises, being involved in social and cultural activities like sports, social events, and trips to other towns and cities. You could specialise in teaching English for particular areas such as business..
Find out more about the Job Role for EFL Teacher.
Our online courses are fully digitised so you can study on any smart device. Your learning programme is completely flexible so you can study at a pace that suits you. All our content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective. Your course of study is broken down into units and sections, each of which contains lessons, activities and test papers. Courses are delivered on our Digital Learning Environment allowing you to study from anywhere on any smart device as long as you have access to the Internet. The course concludes by preparing you for examination using past papers in your chosen subject.
As a student, your course fee covers everything you will need to successfully complete the Level 3 Teaching Business English home study course and earn your award:
- Online study materials to enable the student to successfully complete the course.
- Certificate upon completion
- Tutor marked assessments (TMAs)
- Access to the online student portal (Student Chat, Forums and Online Support Resources)
- NUS Extra Card (discounted membership)
- One year educational support by e-mail.
You can also choose to pick from following while you are enrolling and avail the services at a highly discounted price for our students.
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LEARNING FOR LIFE:
We support our students even after they have graduated from the college. Learning for Life Services include:
1. Academic Reference: We are often asked to provide references for students by employers or colleges and universities. The aims of an academic reference are to confirm facts (confirm accuracy of statements made in any application) and to provide relevant opinion on the candidate's aptitude and ability.
2. CV Refresh Service: When you successfully complete your course you will be entitled to our CV refresh service. We will update your current CV to ensure that your new skills and achievements are presented to the highest standard. We will also add your CV to databank of our sister company www.twindo.co.uk
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For all students who successfully complete their course, you will be entitled to 25% off any future courses through eDistance Learning or it's partners.
Furthermore this offer will be extended to your family and friends.
Further InformationAward Level: Level 3 Diploma Awarding Body: ABC Awards (www.abcawards.co.uk) Format: Online / Paper
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This course can be enrolled upon by students internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.
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Step Three: Within 7 days (normally 48 hours) your enrolment papers and course materials will be with you. A tutor and a dedicated support advisor will also be allocated to you.
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About ABC Awards
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government for their qualifications on the national framework i.e. the Qualifications and Curriculum Framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.
As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers They are committed to developing qualifications, which help learners and organisations, by cultivating the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment and skills for life.They work with over 600 centers nationally and many tens of thousands of learners achieve an ABC Awards’ qualification each year.
What is the difference between Level 3 Diploma and an A Level?
Our Level 3 Diplomas have been specifically written for us by qualified distance learning course writers who are qualified to at least Level 5 or above. The Level 3 Diplomas are 1 year courses comprising 10 modules followed by an online examination. The course is pitched at Level 3 so is the equivalent level of study as an A Level. On successful completion of the exam, an Oxford College Diploma certificate is issued.
An A Level is a 2 year course that follows a specific syllabus provided by the corresponding examining body such as Edexcel, AQA and OCR. The A Level carries UCAS points depending on the grade achieved. The A Level is on Level 3 of the National Qualifications Network. A Levels are assessed by exams which have to be attended in person. A Level certificates are provided by the examining boards.
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If you have paid in full and opted for the Online version, the course access will be emailed to you within 48 hours. The paper version will take 3 weeks after you have received the online version and are happy with the course contents.
For students, who choose to pay in instalments - you are required to complete the necessary agreement before the course is emailed to you.
Will I get a certificate on completion of my course?
You will receive a certificate from the College. A digital version is included in the price and will be emailed to you within 5 days of taking your online exam.
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How is the course structured?
The Level 3 Teaching Business English course is divided into ten comprehensive modules:
Module 1 - Introduction to Business English
This Unit is a foundation course to the entire Diploma. It introduces the Concepts of Business English and focuses upon the following elements:
- Why do we need to teach Business English
- Who requires Business – English
- The market demand for Business English
- What concepts are required in Business English
- Teacher qualities for teaching Business English
- The methods employed for Teaching Business English
- Introduction to online teaching
- Tools for teaching online Business English
Module 2 - Business Grammar
Grammar is the system of a language. People sometimes describe grammar as the "rules" of a language; but in fact no language has rules. If we use the word "rules", we suggest that somebody created the rules first and then spoke the language, like a new game. But languages did not start like that. Languages started by people making sounds which evolved into words, phrases and sentences. No commonly-spoken language is fixed. All languages change over time. What we call "grammar" is simply a reflection of a language at a particular time.
Do we need to study grammar to learn a language?
The short answer is "no". Very many people in the world speak their own, native language without having studied its grammar. Children start to speak before they even know the word "grammar". But if you are serious about learning a foreign language, the long answer is "yes, grammar can help you to learn a language more quickly and more efficiently." It's important to think of grammar as something that can help you, like a friend. When you understand the grammar (or system) of a language, you can understand many things yourself, without having to ask a teacher or look in a book. So think of grammar as something good, something positive, something that you can use to find your way - like a signpost or a map.
Module 2 will focus on those Grammar applications as applicable to business conversation and writing skills.
Module 3 - Pronunciation Skills
Reading an English word does not tell you how it is pronounced. For example, the words no and do both end in the letter o. However, no is pronounced like this, and do is pronounced like that. This means that, generally, you have to learn the pronunciation of every word that you're going to use.
How can you learn the pronunciation of an English word? You can look it up in a dictionary and read about how it is pronounced. Dictionaries tell you about pronunciation through a special system called phonetic transcription.
Phonetic transcriptions are written in a phonetic alphabet. The most popular phonetic alphabet is the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).
Different kinds of English have different pronunciation. For example, the pronunciation (the accent) in British English is different from the pronunciation in American English.
You have a choice between British English and American English, because these are the most important kinds of English in the world. Which one should you choose? Probably the kind that you like the most. Whether you choose British or American pronunciation, people will understand you wherever you go. Of course, you don't have to decide: you can learn to speak both kinds of English.
Module 3 concentrates on pronunciation skills focused within business conversation pieces.
Module 4 - Grammar Translation
The grammar-translation method of foreign language teaching is one of the most traditional methods, dating back to the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It was originally used to teach 'dead' languages (and literatures) such as Latin and Greek, and this may account for its heavy bias towards written work to the virtual exclusion of oral production. Indeed, the emphasis on achieving 'correct' grammar with little regard for the free application and production of speech is at once the greatest asset and greatest drawback to this approach.
The major characteristic of the grammar-translation method is, precisely as its name suggests, a focus on learning the rules of grammar and their application in translation passages from one language into the other. Vocabulary in the target language is learned through direct translation from the native language.
Module 5 - Conversational English
English is the international language! 85% of the Internet is in English, three quarters of the world's mail is written in English, and it is the official language of the Olympic games! The World Trade Organization debriefs, meets, and publicizes in English, even if the representatives are from countries where English is not the native language. These are among the many reasons why adult learners abroad need ESL teachers like you. This is your opportunity to teach the future leaders and business innovators of tomorrow how to effectively communicate on an international level.
This course is aimed at teaching you those business conversational skills in order to carry out work related assignments in business English. The emphasis is based upon teacher training in order to conduct business conversational skills. This examines different methods of delivery from the internet, formal class teaching to conducting business assignments as a language expert in order to teach Executives English Language conversation skills
Module 6 - Vocabulary
This section will list some of the most common words and phrases in thirteen different business areas, together with financial terms in British and American English.
- Company Structure
- Financial Terms (British/American)
The emphasis of this course is to assist the Business English Teacher in getting started in building up a business English vocabulary. The objective being to teach technique and purpose. We will examine methods of building this library and getting additional information for work related assignments.
Module 7 - The Lexical Approach
The lexical approach makes a distinction between vocabulary—traditionally understood as a stock of individual words with fixed meanings—and lexis, which includes not only the single words but also the word combinations that we store in our mental lexicons. Lexical approach advocates argue that language consists of meaningful chunks that, when combined, produce continuous coherent text, and only a minority of spoken sentences are entirely novel creations.
In the lexical approach, lexis in its various types is thought to play a central role in language teaching and learning. Teaching should be based on the idea that language production is the piecing together of ready-made units appropriate for a particular situation. Comprehension of such units is dependent on knowing the patterns to predict in different situations. Instruction, therefore, should center on these patterns and the ways they can be pieced together, along with the ways they vary and the situations in which they occur.
Activities used to develop learners' knowledge of lexical chains include the following:
- Intensive and extensive listening and reading in the target language.
- First and second language comparisons and translation—carried out chunk-for-chunk, rather than word-for-word—aimed at raising language awareness.
- Repetition and recycling of activities, such as summarizing a text orally one day and again a few days later to keep words and expressions that have been learned active.
- Guessing the meaning of vocabulary items from context.
- Noticing and recording language patterns and collocations.
- Working with dictionaries and other reference tools.
- Working with language corpuses created by the teacher for use in the classroom or accessible on the Internet—such as the British National Corpus.
Module 8 - The Eclectic Approach
The eclectic approach is based on a foundation of three principles:
1. Successful learners focus on language performance, not classroom study.
2. On-the-job English needs should drive classroom learning and independent study. Learners receive immediate business results, because most learning is preparation for actual performance events in presentations, meetings, research, professional
3. Active - Our constructivist method development, email, etc.
4. Successful learners are active, autonomous, and accountable focuses on "learning by doing" with English.
5. Autonomous - The focus on substance learning (learning how to learn) gives clients the tools to take charge of their own learning. So teachers can do more coaching, and less lecturing.
6. Accountable - Enabling clients design and manage their own program, which establishes measurable goals and timetables to keep progress on track.
7. Successful learners use multiple channels.
Most language learning consists of a teacher, classroom, and book. In contrast, business English teaching focuses on a wide range of channels that correspond to individual learning styles, such as blogs, peer learning, white papers, webconferencing, podcasts, cable TV, wikis, discussion groups and forums, e-learning, in addition to working with a teacher.
Module 9 - Teaching Receptive Skills
Listening to and understanding speech involves a number of basic processes, some depending upon linguistic competence, some depending upon previous knowledge that is not necessarily of a purely linguistic nature, and some depending upon psychological variables that affect the mobilization of these competence and knowledge in the particular task situation. The listener must have a continuous set to listen and understand, and as he hears the utterance, he may be helped by some kind of set to process and remember the information transmitted. His linguistic competence enables him, presumably, to recognize the formatives of the heard utterance, i. e. , to dissect out of the wave form of the morphemes, words, and other meaning-bearing elements of the utterance.
This Module will teach receptive skills, within the context of Business English. Focusing primarily on listening and reading skills.
Module 10 - Business Meetings and Presentations
The course will examine how to conduct both Business Meetings and carry our presentations using effective Business English. The emphasis will be on providing the teacher with the skills and techniques to enable instruction to improve the quality of both meeting materials and presentations. Example:-
- Have an Agenda: Outline ahead of time what points will be covered in the meeting. Write it out, and distribute it to participants ahead of time. This will help avoid the "chasing of rabbits," and help participants be more prepared for the meeting.
- Follow the Agenda: This sounds very elementary, but you'd be surprised by the number of people who take the time to create an agenda, and then totally disregard the agenda during the meeting.
- Limit the Agenda to Three Points or Less: Ask yourself, "What are the three most important things we need to cover in the meeting?" Limit the agenda to these three points. The rest of the things you wanted to cover, by definition, weren't really that important anyway, so why waste everyone's time?
Set a Time Limit: I would suggest setting the time limit for the meeting to be no longer than 30-minutes. In future meetings, shorten the time by five minutes until the time limit is 15-minutes or less. The leader of the meeting will become much more efficient, and the participants will become much more focused as well. When the time limit is up, end the meeting. You may not get to cover every single thing that you wanted to the first couple of time you try this, but within a short time, you will find that the major information points are being discussed and decisions are being made very efficiently. Encourage Participation from Everyone, but don't Force Them: Instead of going around the table and asking for opinions or input, just ask a question and let people volunteer their answers. There will be times during any meeting that each person will "phase out". If we call on every person, it wastes time, and puts people on the spot. Other ways of encouraging participation is to just ask a question, and after someone answers, say something like, "Good, let's hear from someone else." If there are people in your meeting who rarely speak, instead of calling on them directly, you might say something like, "I value the opinion of each of you, does anyone else have something to add." Then, just look at the person you want to hear from. If he or she has something to say, he or she will say it if encouraged in this way. If he or she doesn't, then you haven't embarrassed the person.
Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore any registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the Teaching Business English home study course is £518.75, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £415 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.
You can also opt for our Easy Payment Plan and enrol online today by paying a deposit of £103.75 and then 4 equal payments of £103.75 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.
With online based study you can access the course online. You can then review them in your own time and complete the assignments which you are required to submit to your personal tutor for marking and feedback.
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