Business English Language Courses

The UK’s Number 1 Business English Course Provider.

If you’re looking to learn English, make sure you are taught by the best. SIMON & SIMON have been offering tailored English language courses for business and general purposes for over 20 years.

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Fully committed to helping all our clients master the English language.

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Our native language teachers have helped thousands of people master English speaking. As the UK’s number one provider of experienced language trainers and business language courses, SIMON & SIMON are fully committed to helping all our clients master English communication skills.

We have an extensive network of teachers across every region, each with an average of 15 years’ experience. As well as running courses for employees across Britain, we also provide training for hundreds of individuals.

Our learning business English courses are open to anybody. From absolute beginners to fluent speakers, SIMON & SIMON can tailor an English language course that reflects training to match your level of experience and help you learn to communicate effectively. As you progress, the courses will be adapted to help you meet your personal language objectives.

Why Learn Business English Language Skills?

English is one of the most vital international business languages for young professionals. Having a core understanding of English vocabulary and English business communication can open a wide variety of opportunities in an increasingly demanding international environment.
Take your business plan to the next level with our professional English courses, with live online classes, one-to-one lessons and virtual classrooms designed to help you meet your company’s individual needs and learning goals, as well as build confidence in your team.
Improve your general English pronunciation, effective business English skills and more with our expert-led business English courses.

Information on our Business English Courses

English Language Profile

English is the global lingua franca, and is currently the official language in almost 60 sovereign states. It is a West Germanic language that originated in early medieval England and has evolved over 1,400 years. It is the most widely learned second language.

English is also now the world’s third most common native language, with 360-400 million native speakers, and is considered the language of business in the following markets:

  • Australia
  • Bangladesh
  • Brunei
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Dominica
  • Fiji
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tanzania
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Uganda
  • United States
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

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1:1 and Group English Course

Whether you are looking to learn English or just improve your English skills, SIMON & SIMON can tailor you course to your needs. Our English teaching specialists are very adaptable to suit you and your business. We offer two types of services, 1:1 learning or group sessions.

We typically see 1:1 language courses resulting in faster progress than group sessions. This is because we can tailor your English language course to your individual needs, rather than having to create a course that satisfies the requirements of the entire group. It also means that teachers can focus directly on your particular weaknesses.

In a group the students can help each other and our English teachers can use some great group activities, but we do suggest that the groups are no bigger than 6.

Even in group sessions however, our experienced Account Managers will tailor the course to your needs. Our Account Managers are a passionate and multi-lingual team, who will help you by providing course materials, outlining the plan and handle all your reporting.

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English Course Location & Schedules

From 1 week intensive courses up to 30 hours to single weekly English language lessons in your office, our flexible language courses offer a solution for almost any English language learning requirements.

You will benefit from the experience and expertise of a native speaker, while also having control over where and when each session will take place. The vast majority of people that learn English normally learn from their own home, but we also work with executives within businesses. For businesses we generally come to your offices, but we can accommodate your needs as our teachers are very flexible. We also offer online services, where your lesson can be conducted over Skype, or you can use our facilities in Central London.

Courses are available between 08:00 and 18:00 from Monday to Friday and weekend sessions can be negotiated with the teacher.

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English Course Content

We offer General and Business English courses that focus on writing and presentation skills as well as pronunciation and exam preparation. Whatever your needs, we have the course for you. If you need to improve your language skills as part of your job, or are an employer seeking English courses for members of staff, sessions can be arranged within your workplace anywhere in the UK, and most places around the world.

We start the English learning process with a pre-course assessment, so we understand what levels you are at and what needs to be done to reach the level you are aiming for. From there our Account Managers will work with your English teachers to provide a plan for your bespoke course.

We can tailor our courses to improve your skills when discussing business areas such as law, banking, finance, insurance, sales, travel, marketing, and administration. Or you may want to focus on improving your English for meetings, discussions and negotiations, or to concentrate on improving your listening comprehension, pronunciation and telephone skills.

Whatever your needs, one of our highly experienced English language trainers can help you become more confident in you English skills.

English Language Examination Courses

Additionally, we provide assistance in English Language examinations. Not only in preparation for them, but also in the registration, administration and certification processes.

We boast a 95% pass rate – which just proves the value of having personalised and experienced English language training. So do enquire if you require English language examination courses and training.

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Assess Your English Level

The table below is based on recognised language levels used by various academic institutions across the European Union. A highly motivated student attending weekly sessions with their English language trainer can expect to move from one level to another after 50 hours providing they also commit to a similar number of hours of self-study.

Of course, some people find learning languages easier than others, and some students will have more opportunities to practise English in the course of their work and leisure, so these factors also need to be considered when trying to assess how long it will take to move from one level to another.

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We offer English Courses in locations around the world. The following are some of our most popular locations:

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Fees & proposals for English language courses

To find out the fees and to get a tailored English language course proposal you can either call us on +44 (0)20 7821 0999 or use the button below to send us an enquiry.

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Our English language services also include:

  • the support of our multi-lingual team of account managers
  • pre-course language assessments and course needs analysis
  • trainer profiles, course plans, progress reports and course evaluations
  • purchase and delivery of language course materials
  • registration and preparation for language examinations
  • comprehensive reports on student attendance and progress
  • regular account reviews with HR/learning & development personnel
  • password access to ‘monitor’ – our industry leading online reporting system
  • translation & interpreting service
  • "We are happy to recommend SIMON & SIMON their use of quality trainers in the UK and abroad ensures our students receive excellent training, and their personal approach to account management is very reassuring as they are always available and attentive to the clients requirements."

    Jayne, Personnel & Training, Multinational construction company

  • "I would like to mention that Olga is an excellent Russian teacher. Her lessons are really fun, she is great at explaining language points, her general cultural knowledge is awesome and she does a tremendous amount of preparatory work."

    Gavin, Associate Director, Multinational banking group

  • "SIMON & SIMON is extremely professional and detail conscious... They provide excellent reports on student progress which enable us to make better informed decisions."

    Lisa, Training and Development Manager, Cosmetics company

  • "The information they provide makes it easy for our managers to keep track of each student's commitment and progress and identifies how they can save money and better focus on their investment in language training."

    Toby, Training Manager, Multinational engineering conglomerate

  • "This was an excellent session. Very excited for this and Anette is an excellent teacher! Very happy to have finally started this."

    Michael, Associate, Multinational law firm

  • "The course is going very well. Sue is an extraordinary teacher and I have improved very much thanks to her lessons."

    Luca, Software Development Engineer, Semiconductor suppliers

Whether you’re learning a language for the first time or are looking to develop your existing language skills, call SIMON & SIMON today on +44 (0)20 7821 0999 to discuss the best language training course for you.

Alternatively, complete our short enquiry form to receive a tailored proposal that includes investment levels.

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