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Course: General Business English

This course is designed for students (both individuals and groups) who wish to improve their communication skills in English in a business context. Classes are organized to improve your communication skills by building on grammar structures. Vocabulary, listening, reading and writing skills are taught in a business context. A strong emphasis on good punctuation, paragraphing and good structure is promoted if writing is a priority.

This course is designed to cover the English needed in the everyday business and workplace situation. It is suitable for students who are working in management, office administration, HR (Human Resources), customer service or sales/marketing roles who wish to develop their English language skills at work. Courses are tailor-made to each individual or particular group but below I list some key areas that we offer here at DBE. We look at the topic of management, examine the different management styles and teach key management terminology. We look at entrepreneurship and the pros and cons of being self-employed versus being an employee in a firm. In addition, you can examine key marketing terminology found in the following: advertising, branding, publicity and market research; in addition to word collocations and phrases that are common in these business areas. We also practice delivering authentic presentations that clients can do individually or in groups; we role-plays, meetings, and have debates on topics such as the use of social media in marketing, or 'the implications of Brexit' for example. We practice writing professional reports, emails, and letters; reports and proposals. Nothing is "fixed in stone" at Dublin Business English but these are just a few of the core areas we offer our clients.

Classes take place in the morning, afternoon or evenings. The tuition rate is based on the number of hours required by the student. Individual students can do from as little as one hour of language tuition per week up to a maximum of 20 hours a week. Individuals will be assessed initially and a comprehensive programme will be designed by the Academic Director to fit your requirements. You will receive a progress report at the half-way stage of your course. At the end of your course (usually 12 weeks) you will do an end of course test on all the language areas (grammar, vocabulary, writing, speaking and listening) you did during your course. We correct and discuss your results with you in addition to giving a comprehensive feedback report with suggestions for future study. In addition, you will receive a certificate of attendance; outlining the duration of your course, and the proficiency level attained.

Payment terms:

  • Fees are non-refundable except where the course fails to take place.
  • Full fees must be paid upfront in cash or bank transfer to "Dublin Business Language Centre".
  • Whenever a student is unable to attend, we will do our best to rearrange the class at an alternative time during the week. However, missed classes will not be reimbursed in any circumstances unless reasonable notice is given to the school (at least 24 hours' notice!)
  • All classes must be carried out within the agreed time period, and any classes not used within the agreed time period will lapse.

Enrollment: Contact Brian at 087 923 6504