The aim of our Business English course is to develop your confidence and competence in using English in business situations. The course is designed for students who are experienced professionals. You will study a wide range of business English topics to increase your professional vocabulary. Through activities such a role plays and discussion of case studies, you will improve your speaking and listening skills. You will also study different business documents such as minutes of meetings, letters, reports and emails to improve your reading, writing and language awareness.

The course consists of 15 lessons of General English in the mornings and 6 lessons of English for Business in the afternoons. General English in the mornings allows you to develop the general communication skills necessary to be confident in your use of English. Your afternoons of English for Business allow you to focus on your professional needs as you study with students who have similar career goals.

General English topics and themes include:

  • Travel and Holidays
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Food and drink
  • Friends and family
  • Sport and Leisure
  • Art and Culture
  • Geography and the Environment
  • Current Affairs and Politics

English for Business topics and themes include:

  • Telephone English
  • Holding discussions and negotiations
  • Writing reports
  • Writing letters and emails
  • Giving presentations
  • Presenting numerical information and basic statistics
  • International business culture and protocol


Business English
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9am-12 General English Vocabulary: Food and cooking Listening and Speaking: Food and Eating Listening and Speaking: Restaurants Grammar: present simple and continuous Vocabulary and Speaking: Family Grammar: Future forms Pronunciation: sentence stress Vocabulary: Adjectives of personality Vocabulary: Expressing likes and dislikes Practical English: Meeting new people
1pm-3pm English for Business Speaking and Listening: Interview questions and talking about yourself Writing: Reporting results and financial information Vocabulary: Language for introducing facts and figures Reading: Complaint emails Speaking: Dealing with complaints and delegating


Business English

  • 1-11 Weeks – £225
  • 12-23 Weeks – £215
  • 24-35 Weeks – £205
  • 36+ Weeks – £195

Fees include:

  • All course books and materials (students studying 1-4 weeks will receive a loan book)
  • International student Insurance
  • Access to the LSe-Learning online platform to keep developing your skills outside the classroom. This is valid for one year from the start of the course.
  • Access to our fantastic Social Programme (please see page for prices)
  • Access to a wide range of free support classes (maximum 3 per week)
  • Certificate of Attendance on completion of the course

Extra Course Fees:

  • Registration Fee £50
  • CAS Fee (For non-EU students applying for a Tier 4 General Student Visa) £21 (subject to change) *
  • Courier Fee £75 (For students who require a hard copy of their visa letter for their visa application) *

*these fees are dependent on the type of Visa the student has


There will be no lessons on the following UK public holidays and there is no discount in fees:

  • 14 April 2017
  • 17 April 2017
  • 1 May 2017
  • 29 May 2017
  • 28 August 2017


How long are the lessons?

The lessons last for 55 minutes


I’m interested in studying English but also gaining some work experience whilst I’m in Liverpool, is this possible?

Yes it is. For EU students we offer a Work Experience programme at The Liverpool School of English