What will I learn
Learning to Teach Business English as a specialist skill is one of the best ways to make money teaching English. It is the world’s business language, and knowing how to teach English tailored to the corporate world will mean you’re always 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 business have become one of the fastest-growing markets in the TEFL industry. By doing just 30 hours of online training and becoming 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 company’s freelance English tutor.
TEFL Institute’s fully accredited Business English Course will allow you to teach in various 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.
Teaching Business English is a specialised form of teaching the language that focuses on business terminology and related topics and corporate culture. It is often taught onsite to large companies’ employees, but you could even teach private English classes or Business English online.
Requirements to introduce this sub-field of TEFL/TESOL depend on the school or institute you work for and may include any combination of general TEFL/TESOL certification, Certification in Teaching Business English, or a background in business.
1-3 Modules One-Three:
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. In this course, you’ll get the planning techniques that will save you time and ensure that your lessons run smoothly. You’ll gain students’ respect which, of course, is excellent 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.
4-5 Modules Four-Five:
Module Four: How to Teach Business Speaking Skills
Speaking and writing are called ‘Productive skills’ because students produce language. You’ll learn plenty of valuable ideas about how to get your professional students up on their feet and confidently give presentations or negotiate 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.
6-7 Modules Six-Seven:
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 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.
The TEFL Institute’s Level 5 accrediting body is the (Highfield Qualifications). This qualification is aimed at those with little or no experience teaching English or those with previous experience seeking a recognised qualification to validate their knowledge. This qualification provides learners with a certificate recognised worldwide and can be used to secure teaching positions, visas and other employment related to English language teaching. For a more general overview of the units, we recommend Highfield Level 5 Certificate in Teaching as a Foreign Language (TEFL). To learn more about Ofqual or verify Highfield’s status, visit their website: Ofqual.
The Accreditation Council for Distance Learning:
An is accrediting body specialising in distance learning courses. Their ethos promotes the utmost standard of excellence among providers bearing a seal of approval assures students that ACDL-accredited educational providers offer the best in certified quality standards. The accreditation number is 2854-2540.
The Vital Consular:
What is this verification seal, and why is it different to an accreditation? The TEFL Institute is a verified UK TEFL provider, meaning that you can study any one of our courses with the knowledge that it will be fit for purpose when you need to use it overseas for your new teaching role. The Vital Consular verification scheme ensures that the members are all recognised by the UK Government. All certificates they issue can be used for an overseas work permit; not all TEFL providers meet these requirements!
This is extremely important if you’re travelling to China, Vietnam, Taiwan and other destinations where your documents will need to be legalised for your visa. If your certificate doesn’t get past the first stage of legalisation by the UK Government, you’ll likely have to start a new course, costing you extra time and money before you can even get things moving.
As a globally recognised TEFL provider, our academic team are responsible for developing and delivering a comprehensive range of accredited and government-regulated courses with extensive course material. The TEFL Institute has a reputation within the TEFL industry for its high calibre of training and for producing TEFL teachers of the highest standard. It is ranked as the number #1 training provider by employers worldwide.
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.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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 this way. This is why teachers must first complete a TEFL course and gain the qualification. TEFL is widely used to teach English online in one-to-one or small group scenarios or to teach English abroad and is sometimes even used as an easier way to travel.
Who can do a TEFL course?
First and foremost, aspiring TEFL teachers 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 get your point across. You’ll warm up to this in time, and it all takes practice.
We suggest people be at least 17 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, accessibility to good WiFi, a laptop or other computer devices, and headphones. Some online companies may ask their teachers also to have a Bachelor’s Degree. This is evident in Chinese online companies, as it is a government regulation (no matter where you live).
How are the courses laid out?
Our courses contain content, videos, podcasts, reflective tasks, and tests. They are online courses and can be completed independently 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 ACDL. Our 180-hour Level OFQUAL regulates 5 TEFL courses.
Is this course completely online? How flexible is this course?
All courses are done online, and no travelling is required for the tests. Except for the 10-hour Virtual training, you can log on anytime. This is to ensure that our TEFL courses can be done during work or other studies. There is a 6-month deadline for the courses, but you can contact us for extensions.
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We recommend this course over other specialists courses if;
- You are over 17 and would like a professional qualification
- Interested in teaching but are not sure if TEFL is for you
- Interested in teaching business English
- Interested in earning more money
Flexible and engaging
Packed with interactive quizzes and videos, this accredited Online TEFL Course will give you all the training you need to become a professional TEFL teacher. The course is accessible from any device, 24/7, including the world’s first TEFL app.
Easy employer verification
Employers can authenticate the qualifications of any TEFL Institute teacher online via the employer’s verification page, giving them the confidence that your TEFL qualification is official for any future employer.
Competitive salary, secure employment
To earn a competitive salary and secure employment, TEFL employers expect at least 120 hours of TEFL tuition. This course is the fast track to gaining that International standard qualification. Embark on a new chapter with a lifetime qualification that will take you around the world and give you the ability to teach English as a foreign language. The only requirement to complete our 120-hour advanced online TEFL course is a command of fluent English (minimum level c1).
This TEFL qualification is the international standard most employers require and is an internationally recognised lifetime qualification issued by The TEFL Institute.
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Meet your instructors
You’re not in this alone, as part of this course you’ll be matched with a mentor from our academic team. Mentors are CELTA & DELTA qualified, and have at least 4 years of teaching experience. Whenever you will need help our tutor team is there to guide you. create alongside them, and receive weekly live & asynchronous feedback on real-world projects.