International Certificate in Business English Training (Cert IBET) | Closed groups on demand

50hr+ Course over 8 Intensive Training Days

Course Summary

The York Associates Cert IBET aims to develop EFL teachers wishing to move into Business English teaching and those who have been engaged in Business English teaching but wish to grow professionally while gaining a recognised qualification in the field. This international qualification is jointly validated and managed by English UK and Trinity College London.

Fast Facts

Start dates:Closed groups on demand.
Location:Globally
Max. group size:15
Entry level:B1
Min. age:23
Course materials:Included
Hours/week:25
Package
Discounts available for members of professional associations, e.g. IATEFL, IATEFL BESIG
Regular Course Fee £1160
Assignment moderation fee:£160
Terms and conditions

Target Audience

The York Associates Cert IBET aims to develop EFL teachers wishing to move into Business English teaching and those who have been engaged in Business English teaching but wish to grow professionally while gaining a recognized qualification in the field.

Who can apply?

Qualified English language teachers (e.g. Trinity Cert TESOL, CELTA, or equivalent). If you do not have an initial teaching qualification you must have a minimum of three years full time practical ESL/TESOL teaching experience (min 15hrs per week) over a 32-week period.

Methodology

Combined with practical tips, lesson ideas and opportunities to practise on one another, the York Associates Cert IBET aims to help participants cultivate their skills in teaching Business English while increasing their expertise by offering them a strong theoretical and working knowledge of best practice in Business English training so that they are able to deliver a customised and high quality training to their potential clients.

Participants are also introduced to appropriate websites related to the further development of their teaching skills and personal professional development.

Sample Course Programme

WHENMORNINGAFTERNOON
WEEK 1
Day 1What is Business
English?

Current trends:
Business topics/sub-topics vs Business skills

Introduction to (Business) English as a Lingua Franca
Business skills: Socialising

Using roleplays and simulations

Day 2Methods & Approaches:

- The Lexical Approach

- Using Corpora

- Using technology in the business classroom
Needs analysis & research

Course planning

Assignment information
- rubrics & guidelines.
Day 3Dealing with spoken discourse

Business skills: Meetings & Interviews

Using business texts and real documents (e.g. reports/CVs) 
Business insights:
Management & HR

Interpersonal Skills: From language teaching to communication training
Day 4Methods & Approaches:
- Task-Based Learning

Business skills: Negotiations

Using drama in the business classroom
An introduction to Cross-Cultural Awareness
WEEK 2
Day 5Methods & Approaches:
- Dogme

Dealing with language feedback

Teaching 1 to 1
Teaching In-Company

Coaching as an Approach
Day 6Business insights:
Finance

Learner autonomy, learning styles,
& learning strategies

Business skills: Presentations
Course book evaluation

Designing your own materials
Day 7Using case studies

Business skills:
Business writing & emailing

Business skills: telephoning
ESP & EAP

Evaluation & assessment:
Business Exams
Day 8Business insights: Sales & marketing

Representing yourself professionally

Continual Professional Development
Course Review

Personal Development Plan

Questions about assignments

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