Advanced Certificate in Business English

The Advanced Certificate in Business English is a specialist TEFL course for Cert. TESOL/TEFL certificate holders that want to prepared to teach business English to adults.

More than just your average Business English course...

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Why study the Advanced Certificate in Business English?

This course is ideal if you:

  • Want to teach Business English to Adults.
  • Want to teach in a University.
  • Want to have access to more lucrative teaching positions (ESP).


What's included in your course fee?

  • INTESOL Certificate in Teaching Business English (with grade)
  • Level 4 Certificate in Teaching Business English endorsed by TQUK
  • Course Transcript issued by TQUK
  • TQUK registration fees
  • All assessment fees
  • Course materials on CDROM
  • Course textbook
  • Access to INTESOL Online Student Discussion Forum
  • Use of INTESOL Course Director and /or Personal Tutor as a referee
  • Online TESOL careers advice and job vacancies via
  • Option to gain further advanced TESOL qualifications with INTESOL, namely the Advanced Certificate in Teaching English to Young Learners and Diploma in TESOL


Course Aims

This course prepares you to teach English to adults in a business/professional environment. As an ESP or Business English teacher you need to be able to design course materials that suit the everyday needs of your students in their place of work, i.e. banks, hospitals, oil companies, government organisations and commercial enterprises. After completing the course you will be able to conduct your own needs analysis and design a syllabus according to the individual needs of your students.



This course is available to those who have already studied the Cert TESOL with INTESOL, or those who hold a 100 hour + TEFL/TESOL certificate issued from an accredited organisation. To check if you qualify, please email .


Course Structure

The Advanced Certificate in Business English was developed as an advanced TEFL qualification, to be studied in addition to the INTESOL Cert. TESOL. The course consists of 6 units/modules and at the end of each module there will be a task for you to complete and return to your personal tutor. With each returned module you will receive an assessment sheet, which allows your trainer to comment on your progress, give advice and guidance for future modules.

Courses are availableon CDROM with course textbook .

TQUK Validation

TQUKValidation is recognition from an external body that an organisation and/or Certificate course meets a particular standard.

The Awarding Body which accredits your TESOL qualification is of paramount importance, consider it carefully.

INTESOL WORLDWIDE is an officially approved centre of Training Qualifications UK (TQUK) entitled to offer TQUK Qualifications which means our courses have been independently validated by TQUK.

If you wish to check that TQUK is on the Ofqual Register please click on the following link:

INTESOL Course Levels

The INTESOL Certificate in Business English is endorsed byTQUK.

Ofqual Regulation

TQUK is regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator).

If the accrediting body which accredits your course is UK based and is not on the Register of Regulated Qualifications it is not government regulated.

Knowing that the TESOL/TEFL qualification you seek to obtain will be internationally recognised is important. Before deciding on the TEFL/TESOL course you will study it is essential that the course provider can satisfy you with answers to the following questions:

  1. Is the course provider independently accredited and inspected?
  2. Can potential employers check directly with the independent authority responsible for accreditation?
  3. Is a contact address, name, phone and contact email address provided?
  4. Does the advertising and promotional material give a clear and truthful account of the courses offered, especially regarding level? Can the level be verified?
  5. Is a course syllabus available?
  6. Is tutor support of high quality and consistent throughout the provision and do all the tutors have appropriate qualifications and experience?
  7. Is the prospective learner made aware, prior to enrolment, of all the terms and conditions of the course?
  8. Can prospective learners talk to a responsible person at the provider institution and ask any questions they wish?
  9. Is there adequate course documentation describing the goals, scope, nature and procedures of the course to enable participants to make informed decisions about enrolment?
  10. Is assessment linked to accreditation by nationally recognised bodies?

Studying a TQUK endorsed qualification with INTESOL. What This Means to You, the Student!

  • It means your training is of the highest quality.
  • It means your course is moderated and the procedures are checked by an external body.
  • It means you will receive 2 certificates, one from INTESOL and one from TQUK with no extra expense to you.
  • It means you will receive a Course Transcript from the accrediting body showing what you have studied.
  • It means that employers worldwide will know that your course is of a high academic standard.
  • It means your course provider is inspected annually.
  • It means your course provider and your accrediting body are investing in quality and will give excellent service.
  • It means we don’t just pay an annual fee to an association so we can put their logo on our website – we take accreditation seriously – so should you!



Course Duration

This course contains approximately 90 hours of work, which can be completed in your own time. You may take as long as you need to complete the course, although most trainees finish within 1 - 2 months.

There are no set start dates. You decide when you start. The full course is sent out on acceptance of your application.


Award of Advanced Certificate in Business English

Certificates are graded as follow:

A - Excellent
B - Good
C - Pass

Course Fees

Adv. Cert in Business English UK Europe Rest of World
Course on CDROM £295 £320 £340

» Prefer to pay by instalments?


Course Syllabus

Unit 1 - Types of E.S.P. - this looks at the purpose for which the student needs to learn English, i.e. occupational e.g. hospital medical staff; academic e.g. those intending to study in English mother tongue higher education establishments; for science & technology etc.

TASK - Identifying learners.

Unit 2 - Class profiles, needs analysis and motivation

TASK - Identifying learner groups and their motivation. Ways of increasing motivation and maintaining motivation.

Unit 3 - Testing and Examinations - looking at placement and diagnostic tests; progress tests; types of testing etc.

TASK - Test design, marking and monitoring progress

Unit 4 - English for Academic Purposes -

TASK - Looking at different types of exercise and identifying the purpose of each; note writing etc.

Unit 5 - English for Occupational purposes - looking at anaphoric and cataphoric reference, substitution, ellipsis, coherence markers etc.

TASK - Planning lessons on note-taking, telephone skills etc.

Unit 6 - Lesson and Syllabus planning - choosing textbooks, designing your own materials.

TASK - Designing a syllabus and detailed lesson plans from given class profiles or your own if you have access to students.

There are many examples of exercises and texts given throughout the course.

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