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Business English Mini Group

The Business English Mini-Group course runs for 3 hours in the morning from Monday to Friday (9.15-12.45) and is ideal for experienced professional working people who want to become more confident with the practical English they need for the workplace and business situations, whilst at the same time have the chance to explore all that London has to offer.

What can I expect from the course?

  • The opportunity to work in an interactive practical way on Business English topics such as presentations, negotiations, telephoning and participating in meetings and discussions.
  • Stimulating and enjoyable lessons from our experienced Business English teachers ensuring your full participation.
  • The small classes (average class size 4) ensures you get individual guidance and maximum personal attention during the lessons.
  • With our emphasis on ensuring you study 'real' Business English, teachers use a lot of authentic Business English materials from the internet, newspapers and other sources. 


Please Note: You can start a Business English Mini-Group Course on any Monday


Based on an interactive approach, students participate in problem-solving tasks, case studies and business simulations such as:

  • presenting your own career, company organisation (where appropriate) and current management issues
  • looking at aspects of a company's business - eg products, services, marketing, finance
  • simulated business telephone calls
  • presenting facts and figures, graphs and describing economic and social trends
  • comparing working habits and cross-cultural issues
  • recruitment practice and procedures

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

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09:15 - 10:45
11:15 - 12:45

Sample Morning Timetable

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


sts present summary of their background & objectives for their course

Focus on Topic:

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


Learning Vocabulary
Recycle/vocab building


Financing start-up businesses

Review of Monday &
Tuesday input


Theme-Debt or Equity Dependent prepositions
Conditionals review

Article from
The Economist

Summarising information


open/closed questions softening phrases signalling phrases


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

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Presentations module

Discuss purpose of

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


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School key features

  • Central London location
  • Small classes
  • Almost 60 years of experience with guaranteed results

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We offer a wide range of Accommodation options to make your stay in London as comfortable as possible. From Students Residences to Homestays and Apartments, it all depends on your budget and preference!

Social Programme

Social Programme

Our Social Programme, with free events ensures you make the most of what London has to offer and provides you with rich experiences to make new friends!