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Business English Combination Course

Our Business English Combination courses integrate group study with one-to-one English lessons in the afternoon starting at 13.30 or 15.15. This is an ideal course for students who want to develop their general ability as well as focus on their individual requirements.

Our Business English Combination courses integrate Business English group study with tailor-made individual lessons in the afternoon starting at 13.30 or 15.15. This is an ideal course for students who want to develop their practical Business English skills as well as focus on their individual requirements

  • If following a Business Mini-Group group morning course, you can choose either weekly 5 (Combo 5), 10 (Combo 10) or 15 (Combo 15) lessons of individual tuition from 13.30.
  • If following a Business Mini-Group Plus morning/afternoon course, you can choose a Business Plus  Combo 5 course (5 lessons per week) from 15.15 in the afternoon.

Please note: 1 lesson = 45 minutes

What can I expect from the course?

  • This course, attractively combining group and individual classes, ensures you develop your practical Business English skills as well as meet your individual needs in the one-to-one lessons.
     
  • As specialists in one-to-one tuition you can expect well-planned and stimulating individual lessons from your teacher. You can choose weekly either 5 (Combo 5), 10 ( Combo 10) or 15 ( Combo 15) lessons of individual tuition in the afternoon. 1 lesson = 45 minutes.
     
  • You are guaranteed full and comprehensive feedback on what you have studied and accomplished in your one-to-one afternoon lessons as well as clear guidance as to further English study after leaving the school.
     
  • You will develop your Business English speaking confidence, as well as focusing on elements of your English connected to your profession or in need of special attention. 
Business English COMBO 5 < 5 individual lessons plus >

The Business English Combination courses has both group and private lessons.

The Business English Mini-Group course takes place each morning. The afternoon (after lunch) has one private lesson with your own tutor. This daily one-to-one class reinforces the Business English skills from the morning group sessions.

All lessons are 45 minutes long.

 

 

Your course includes

  • Classroom materials and first course book
  • SGI self-study workbook and study skills guide
  • Free social programme activities
  • Free University entrance advice
  • Free Student Support services
  • Placement test and interview
  • Welcome Pack and Welcome meeting
  • Free Access to SGI’s Homework club
  • Certificate of Progress

Key Features

Group Size8 All-Year
Lessons Per Week20 (group) + 5 (1-1)
DurationMinimum 1-8 weeks
LevelsIntermediate-Advanced
Minimum age18
ProgressIndividual testing & guidance
Start datesMondays

Fee Calculator

09:15 - 10:45
Group
11:15 - 12:45
Group
LUNCH13:30 - 14:15
One to One

Sample Morning Timetable

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
9:15 - 10:459:15 - 10:459:15 - 10:459:15 - 10:459:15 - 10:45

Introduction

sts present summary of their background & objectives for their course

Coursebook
Focus on Topic:

Raising Finance
Vocabulary: Financial terms
Listening: Ways of
raising finance

Coursebook
VOCABULARY

Learning Vocabulary
Recycle/vocab building

Coursebook
SKILLS FOCUS

Reading
Financing start-up businesses

Review of Monday &
Tuesday input

Coursebook
LANGUAGE INPUT

Theme-Debt or Equity Dependent prepositions
Conditionals review

AUTHENTIC MATERIAL
Article from
The Economist

SKILLS FOCUS
Summarising information

Coursebook
FUNCTIONAL LANGUAGE

open/closed questions softening phrases signalling phrases

Coursebook
SKILLS FOCUS

Role Play
Financial manager negotiates
terms for overseas posting with personnel director

 

No coursebook
Case Study
Group negotiation
Film Producers vs Investment Bankers

Blended Learning
use of SGI eLearning
authentic news website
finance reports

Review of the week

11.15 - 12.4511.15 - 12.4511.15 - 12.4511.15 - 12.4511.15 - 12.45

Presentations module

Discuss purpose of
presentations

introduction to types
of presentation
budget presentation
company presentation

 

Presentations module

discuss problems of yesterday

students prepare
self-presentations using prepared notes

feedback & language input if necessary

Presentations module
further language input

work on introductions-formal & informal

work on stating the purpose of the presentation

from a proforma handout students invent a company
as basis of pair presentation

Presentations module
Students in pairs work on their company profiles
with tutor guidance

Explain that they will be giving a presentation on
Friday - the purpose being to get financial backing for their company

Students start to plan
presentations-in terms of intro/main points/conclusion

Presentations module
Students finish
planning presentations

Students give their
presentations to other sts and other members of staff

Feedback on the
presentations and the week as a whole

 

Your afternoon 1-1 lessons will focus on your individual needs and objectives.

Business English COMBO 10 < 10 individual lessons plus >

This Business English course has both group and 10 individual classes.

Business skills improvement for meetings, presentations, phone calls, emails etc are the syllabus for morning classes with up to 10 business people from around the world.

Every day after lunch, there are 2 private classes with your own teacher, who will target and work on improving your language weaknesses.

Key Features

Group Size8 All-Year
Lessons Per Week20 (group) + 10 (1-1)
DurationMinimum 1-8 weeks
LevelsIntermediate-Advanced
Minimum age18
ProgressIndividual testing & guidance
Start datesMondays

Fee Calculator

09:15 - 10:45
Group
11:15 - 12:45
Group
LUNCH13:30 - 14:15
One to One
14:15 - 15:00
One to One

Sample Morning Timetable

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
9:15 - 10:459:15 - 10:459:15 - 10:459:15 - 10:459:15 - 10:45

Introduction

sts present summary of their background & objectives for their course

Coursebook
Focus on Topic:

Raising Finance
Vocabulary: Financial terms
Listening: Ways of
raising finance

Coursebook
VOCABULARY

Learning Vocabulary
Recycle/vocab building

Coursebook
SKILLS FOCUS

Reading
Financing start-up businesses

Review of Monday &
Tuesday input

Coursebook
LANGUAGE INPUT

Theme-Debt or Equity Dependent prepositions
Conditionals review

AUTHENTIC MATERIAL
Article from
The Economist

SKILLS FOCUS
Summarising information

Coursebook
FUNCTIONAL LANGUAGE

open/closed questions softening phrases signalling phrases

Coursebook
SKILLS FOCUS

Role Play
Financial manager negotiates
terms for overseas posting with personnel director

 

No coursebook
Case Study
Group negotiation
Film Producers vs Investment Bankers

Blended Learning
use of SGI eLearning
authentic news website
finance reports

Review of the week

11.15 - 12.4511.15 - 12.4511.15 - 12.4511.15 - 12.4511.15 - 12.45

Presentations module

Discuss purpose of
presentations

introduction to types
of presentation
budget presentation
company presentation

 

Presentations module

discuss problems of yesterday

students prepare
self-presentations using prepared notes

feedback & language input if necessary

Presentations module
further language input

work on introductions-formal & informal

work on stating the purpose of the presentation

from a proforma handout students invent a company
as basis of pair presentation

Presentations module
Students in pairs work on their company profiles
with tutor guidance

Explain that they will be giving a presentation on
Friday - the purpose being to get financial backing for their company

Students start to plan
presentations-in terms of intro/main points/conclusion

Presentations module
Students finish
planning presentations

Students give their
presentations to other sts and other members of staff

Feedback on the
presentations and the week as a whole

 

Your afternoon 1-1 lessons will focus on your individual needs and objectives.

Business English COMBO 15 < 15 individual lessons plus >

There are 3 one-to-one lessons and 4 group lessons daily with the Business English Combo 15 option.

This is the perfect choice for people wanting to make the maximum improvement in the shortest possible time.

Combo 15 is intensive study and gives students a huge amount of Business English learning every day of the week.

Key Features

Group Size8 All-Year
Lessons Per Week20 (group) + 15 (1-1)
DurationMinimum 1-8 weeks
LevelsIntermediate-Advanced
Minimum age18
ProgressIndividual testing & guidance
Start datesMondays

Fee Calculator

09:15 - 10:45
Group
11:15 - 12:45
Group
LUNCH13:30 - 14:15
One to One
14:15 - 15:00
One to One
15:15 - 16:00
One to One

Sample Morning Timetable

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
9:15 - 10:459:15 - 10:459:15 - 10:459:15 - 10:459:15 - 10:45

Introduction

sts present summary of their background & objectives for their course

Coursebook
Focus on Topic:

Raising Finance
Vocabulary: Financial terms
Listening: Ways of
raising finance

Coursebook
VOCABULARY

Learning Vocabulary
Recycle/vocab building

Coursebook
SKILLS FOCUS

Reading
Financing start-up businesses

Review of Monday &
Tuesday input

Coursebook
LANGUAGE INPUT

Theme-Debt or Equity Dependent prepositions
Conditionals review

AUTHENTIC MATERIAL
Article from
The Economist

SKILLS FOCUS
Summarising information

Coursebook
FUNCTIONAL LANGUAGE

open/closed questions softening phrases signalling phrases

Coursebook
SKILLS FOCUS

Role Play
Financial manager negotiates
terms for overseas posting with personnel director

 

No coursebook
Case Study
Group negotiation
Film Producers vs Investment Bankers

Blended Learning
use of SGI eLearning
authentic news website
finance reports

Review of the week

11.15 - 12.4511.15 - 12.4511.15 - 12.4511.15 - 12.4511.15 - 12.45

Presentations module

Discuss purpose of
presentations

introduction to types
of presentation
budget presentation
company presentation

 

Presentations module

discuss problems of yesterday

students prepare
self-presentations using prepared notes

feedback & language input if necessary

Presentations module
further language input

work on introductions-formal & informal

work on stating the purpose of the presentation

from a proforma handout students invent a company
as basis of pair presentation

Presentations module
Students in pairs work on their company profiles
with tutor guidance

Explain that they will be giving a presentation on
Friday - the purpose being to get financial backing for their company

Students start to plan
presentations-in terms of intro/main points/conclusion

Presentations module
Students finish
planning presentations

Students give their
presentations to other sts and other members of staff

Feedback on the
presentations and the week as a whole

 

Your afternoon 1-1 lessons will focus on your individual needs and objectives.

BUSINESS ENGLISH PLUS COMBO 5

Students take the Business English Plus mini-group course during the day until 15.00 then have a daily individual lesson from 15.15 – 16.00 over the 5 study days of the week. This is a great  course for those dedicated students who want to work on all aspects of their Business English,  developing fluency and confidence while also working on individual requirements. 

Key Features

Group Size8 All-Year (AM)
8 All-Year (PM)
Lessons Per Week30+5
Hours Per Week26.25
DurationMinimum 1 week
LevelsElementary-Advanced
Minimum age16
ProgressIndividual testing & guidance
Start datesMondays

Fee Calculator

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