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Learning to Teach Business English as a specialist skill is one of the best ways to make money teaching English. It is the business language of the world and knowing how to teach English tailored for the corporate world will mean you’re always going to be in business.
The ability to speak English in the workplace has become an increasingly sought-after skill due to the rapid growth of global business practices. Teachers qualified to teach English in the field of business has grown to become one of the fastest growing markets in the TEFL industry. By doing just 30-hours of online training and become a specialist in teaching Business English, you will be equipping yourself for a financially rewarding career. Adding this extra qualification could allow you to forge a lucrative career working as a freelance English tutor for companies.
TEFL Institute’s fully accredited Business English Course will allow you to teach in a variety of settings, from working from home as a tutor, to addressing a class of business professionals wanting to expand their business vocabulary.
As more and more countries emerge as dominant players in the international trade market, there is a mirror effect on the demand for specialist business English teachers.

30 hour Teaching Business English

Module One: How to Make Sense of Teacher/Learner Needs

Understanding your students’ language abilities and why they want to learn English. Get to know the basic principles behind teaching business English. 

Module Two: How to Plan your Syllabus 

Being the best teacher you can be is down to planning. On this course you’ll get the planning techniques that will not only save you time but will ensure that your lessons run smoothly. You’ll gain students’ respect which of course is great for reviews (especially if you are teaching online).

Module Three: Developing Business Lessons and Resources

Once you have grasped how to plan your learner-specific syllabus you will want to learn how to develop the content for your business English classes. Discover what tools and resources work best when teaching English for workplace communications.

Module Four: How to Teach Business Speaking Skills

Speaking and writing are called ‘Productive skills’ because students produce language. You’ll learn plenty of useful ideas about how to get your professional students up on their feet and confidently giving presentations or negotiating deals on video calls. 

Module Five: How to Teach Business Writing Skills

You will gather plenty of useful activities to help you to teach your students to write English – at all levels, from emails to contracts and video call Q&A comments to reports.

Module Six: Be a Culturally Aware Teacher

Do you say phrases in your community that wouldn’t make sense to someone from abroad? Learn how to help your students understand their culture and to identify, and cope with, cultural differences when working with international clients and suppliers.   

Module Seven: Teaching English for Niche Topics

Here you will learn about teaching English for specific purposes or ESP for short. This is important for people who need to use particular vocabulary and skills for employment or education. By becoming a specialist teacher in a niche area of English, you can earn more money than most.

As a globally recognised TEFL provider, our academic team are responsible for developing and delivering a comprehensive online learning module with extensive course material. The TEFL Institute has a reputation within the TEFL industry for its high caliber of training and producing TEFL teachers of the highest standard.

The TEFL Institute’s accrediting body is the Training Qualifications United Kingdom (TQUK), and our center number is C000854. We are also accredited by ACDL, of which our accreditation number is 2854-2540.

The 180 hour level 5 TEFL Course is government regulated by OFQUAL. The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England and vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland. To learn more about Ofqual or to verify TQUK’s status, visit their website: Ofqual

The Accreditation Council for Distance Learning, is an accrediting body specialising in distance learning courses. Their ethos is of promoting the utmost standard of excellence among providers bearing a seal of approval provides assurance to students that ACDL-accredited educational providers offer the very best in certified quality standards.

Because we care about your TEFL journey from the moment you decide you want to teach English as a foreign language. We want you to be well prepared, to have the right qualifications and all the skills necessary to realize all of your ambitions. The TEFL Institute assists you every step of the way and offer guidance to ensure you take the right course or internship that best suits your needs. From the moment you get in touch, we are here for you and you become a member of the TEFL Institute family.

Our Core Principles

Passion – Our team is passionate about travel, teaching and building lasting relationships with our clients. We are constantly generating new leads, creating new programs and internships, and generating new content to help meet our clients’ needs.

Genuine & Committed – We genuinely care about our clients and interns and are committed to providing them with personal one-on-one help from our dedicated and experienced team to ensure that his or her TEFL dreams are met.

Partnership & Collaboration – We work with a variety of other companies across the globe to create lasting relationships and partnerships to help service our clientele by providing them with opportunities to live and work abroad. We are continuously striving to create new and lasting partnerships to best serve our clients.

Integrity – We believe in doing everything with integrity and honesty. To uphold the highest moral standards in all we do to best serve our customers as a trustworthy and reliable source.

  • WHAT IS TEFL?

    TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. It is primarily teaching non-native speakers English without the use of translation. This means you won’t need to know their first language. TEFL teachers will need the knowledge and know-how of the methodologies to teach in this way. This is why teachers will first need to complete a TEFL course and gain the qualification. TEFL is widely used to either teach English online in one-to-one or small group scenarios or to teach English abroad and sometimes even used as an easier way to travel.

  • WHO CAN DO A TEFL COURSE?

    First and foremost, an aspiring TEFL teacher must be outgoing and confident, and not afraid to make themselves look a little silly, especially when teaching children. Expression is a huge part of the methodologies to be able to get your point across. You’ll warm up to this in time and it all takes practice.

    We suggest people to be at least 16 with a C1 level of English or higher. If you’re not sure, we have a free English test. We also would recommend people who work on their own initiative as it is an online course and you will need to be your own motivation.

  • WHAT DO I NEED TO TEACH ONLINE?

    If you have no experience in teaching online, a good idea is to get some teaching practice in as they may ask for “experience” hours, which are unpaid. You can alternatively complete our 10 hour Methodologies course, which has a section focused on teaching English online.

    Most online companies will ask for your TEFL certificate, teaching practice, to have accessibility to good WiFi, a laptop or other computer devices, and headphones. Some online companies may ask their teachers to also have a Bachelor’s Degree. This is evident in Chinese online companies, as it is a government regulation (no matter where you are currently living).

  • HOW ARE THE COURSES LAID OUT?

    Our courses are filled with course content, videos, podcasts, reflective tasks, and tests. They are online courses and can be completed in your own time and from home.

    Our specialist courses are much shorter than the main TEFL qualifications. They are all completed online and in your own time. All tests are done online and corrected instantly. They have course content and tests throughout the course. They can be completed before or after the main TEFL qualification.

  • ARE THE COURSES ACCREDITED?

    The TEFL Institute is fully accredited by the TQUK (center number: C000854) and ACDL. Our 180 hour Level 5 TEFL course is regulated by OFQUAL.

  • IS THIS COURSE COMPLETELY ONLINE? HOW FLEXIBLE IS THIS COURSE?

    All courses are all done online and no travelling is required for the tests. Except for the 10 hour Virtual training, you can log on at any time. This is to ensure our TEFL courses can be done while working or other studies. There is a 6 month deadline to the courses, but you can contact us for extensions.

Please see the full FAQs through this link:

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who can take the course

You are a native or near native speaker of English

You have always wanted to live and work in another country

Interested in teaching but are not sure if TEFL is for you

You are over 17 and would like a professional qualification

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Approved centre number: C000854
ODLQC
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ACDL
Accreditation number: 2854-2540
TEFL Accreditation with The TEFL Institute

TQUK (Training Qualifications UK)
Approved centre number: C000854

The TEFL Institute is a fully approved training centre. Our course materials have been externally and independently approved, endorsing our brand as one of high standards and excellence. TQUK, an Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) regulated awarding body.

To learn more about TQUK and their checks and standards, visit their website: TQUK.

OFQUAL
(The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation)

Ofqual  is responsible for regulating education standards, certifications and exams in England and Wales. TQUK is an Ofqual regulated awarding body who have approved The TEFL Org as a TQUK centre. A regulated Level 5 qualification means that it has been assessed to be a level 5 course according to Ofqual’s qualification framework. This qualification is of an equal level of achievement and difficulty to other qualifications at the same level, including CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL qualifications.

ACDL Accreditation Council for Distance Learning
ACDL – Accreditation number: 2854-2540

The Accreditation Council for Distance Learning (ACDL) have strict standards to which course providers must conform. It’s not just the quality of our courses that the ACDL assesses, but the whole process from start to finish. Our ACDL specific course accreditation means that the course has passed a rigorous evaluation and continues to be monitored regularly.

To learn more, visit their website: ACDL

ODLQC
(Open & Distance Learning Quality Council)

ODLQC was founded in 1969 as the Council for the Accreditation of Correspondence Colleges, becoming the Open and Distance Learning Quality Council in 1995.

Set up at the request of government, it continues to benefit from governmental support and cooperation, though it is now an independent body, and a registered charity.

The TEFL Institutes accreditation follows a rigorous assessment of administrative and tutorial methods, educational materials and publicity, to ensure that all Standards are met.

To learn more, visit their website: ODLQC

course benefits
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  • Access to your course via TEFL on the Go app!
  • Downloadable TEFL course book
  • Letter of reference from TEFL
  • Access to our Alumni Group
  • Internationally recognised certificate
  • TEFL training approved by TQUK & ACDL accredited
  • Employer certificate verification
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30 Hour Specialist qualification

Teaching Business English is a specialised form of teaching the language that focuses on business terminology and related topics and corporate culture.

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I cannot recommend the TEFL Institute highly enough - I completed my 180 Hour course online, and everything was top notch. The materials are thorough and well thought out, with loads of helpful links and external material throughout. The staff were excellent and very helpful, I spoke to Sarah and Kate - both the online and on phone support are great, with any questions I had answered very fast.If anyone is thinking of taking a TEFL course, the TEFL Institute is definitely the way to go.
gavin T.
12:44 03 Dec 21
My experience with the TEFL program has been excellent. Communication has been very good especially with help from Sarah and others who have helped me throughout the program. I would definitely recommend the program to others!
Grainne C.
09:17 03 Dec 21
Just received my Level 5 Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the TEFL Institute. A big Thank you to all my fellow students who attended the Live Tutor sessions and asked questions, the answers to which benefited all in progressing through the various modules. To Lucy, Rachel, and Sarah who were always on hand to answer questions and were generous with their patience and advice. It has been an amazing experience and has given me the knowledge, skills, and confidence to move to the next stage and commence Teaching. Thank you all at TEFL. I would highly recommend your 180 hour program including the 30 hour online module.Gerry Clancy
Gerry C.
16:54 02 Dec 21
I have enrolled and studied my first course on The TEFL Institute; it was an great experience for me and I have learned so many things that I didn't know before. Thank you so much for having a amazing courses.
Fatima-Ezzahrae L.
10:00 02 Dec 21
I recently completed the 120 Hour Premier TEFL Course and thought it was very engaging. I enjoyed doing the course and learned a lot from it. Thanks to everyone on the TEFL team!
Daniel S.
14:05 01 Dec 21
Having completed the 120hour course with the TEFL institute, I have continued to study with them and have just completed the 30 Hour Teaching Online course. This is the perfect course for anyone considering online teaching. They provide so much resources to help you teach online and provide teaching platforms to get started with. Couldn’t recommend more 😊
Alisha O.
12:56 01 Dec 21
This is the second course I have completed and it is well worth it! Highly recommended.
Delia W.
04:16 01 Dec 21
Loved the 180 hour course!I was apprehensive at first as there as so many companies offering TEFL certification but the TEFL institute of Ireland really impressed me.The course was in-depth and I found my tutor Rebecca and the staff (Emma and Sarah) extremely helpful. If you are looking for a professional organization then you will find it here.
Aoibheann G.
18:43 30 Nov 21
I've just completed the 180 course.It was amazing,very detailed and really prepares you for teaching any level of learner. A huge thank you to Lucy for every Tuesday doing the live online talk,you make everything so clear and easy to understand.honestly you encourage everyone to keep going. Thanks so so much.
Rebecca H.
15:32 28 Nov 21
I have been studying the 180 Level 5 course which is very detailed and thorough. I like the course because it provides step-by-step modules, for example, it starts from the origins of English and how it evolves over years. I really enjoy the course materials and some references to enhance my knowledge. I am excited to complete the course and strongly believe that this would be very helpful for my career development in the long term. More importantly, I really like all the staff who were very supportive, especially, Emma Coleman.
Claire C.
21:09 26 Nov 21
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