Online Business English Course Selections

Welcome to our online Business English Course selections here. How would you like to better present yourself at work? See yourself communicating in a refreshingly professional manner. Your image, the way you listen, speak, and write make up an integral part of your corporate identity. Take your communication skills further with our comprehensive online business writing, emailing, and presentations skills courses.

The Business English GENERAL is a multi-level speaking course, developed with the Financial Times. To facilitate speaking practice, topics are based on great interest for everyone involved in international business, while reflecting the latest trends in the business world with case studies. Whether you are in business or a student of business, this course will greatly improve your ability to communicate in English in a wide range of business situations, and develop the communication skills you need to succeed. Be prepared for lots of interesting talking points and discussion!

What is in the units? 

Vocabulary – you will learn important new words and phrases that arises from your discussions with our coach, increasing your business vocabulary.

Reading – you will read authentic articles from the FT and develop your reading skills and learn more vocabulary. You will also be able to discuss the ideas from the reading.

Listening – you will hear authentic interviews with businesspeople across the UK, developing listening skills for information and note-taking.

Grammar 

Skills – you will develop essential business communication skills, such as networking, negotiating, cold-calling, and dealing with communication breakdown.

Working Across Cultures – there is focus on different aspects of international communication, helping to raise your awareness of potential problems or misunderstandings that may arise when doing business with people from different cultures.

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5 levels: Elementary (A2), Pre-intermediate (B1), Intermediate (B1+), Upper-intermediate (B2), Advanced (C1)

Course hours: Start from 10 hours | Progress to 20 hours | Do all 30 hours for the full course level

Each course level includes 4 optional Progress Tests which are accompanied by progress reviews with your coach.

Do the Placement Test for your level assessment

Start as soon as the next day! Book your online private trial class at $49 for 45 mins/ $68 per hour. Class schedules are on weekdays from 9am to 4pm. Surcharges apply for evenings. 

Course fee for 10 private hours: $780/-

In our sought-after Focus on Business Writing course, we cover the fundamentals and technicalities of Business English and email writing. Learn from basic grammatical structures and work on a sentence level, with writing practice for every grammar unit. You will also be writing based on your case scenarios and line of work through your written email.

Our Focus on Business Writing course includes all of the essentials of a traditional Business English text and more: its unique approach enhances its value for students.

1. Students quickly learn that the value of speaking and writing Business English relates to our global marketplace: technology has made the world smaller, and just about every job today includes email writing and speaking to people from diverse cultures.

2. Students use own local language as a springboard to learn Business English, discovering that Business English is the best choice in formal environments with local language remaining valuable in informal ones.

We also take the practical approach of using writing as a tool to have students apply grammar skills: as your grammar skills improve, so do your writing skills. This English language business writing course provides the tools students need to compete in today’s global job market, and you will find its unique presentation motivating as it leads you to solid skills you can use to enhance your career.

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Course hours: Start from 20 hours | Progress to 30 hours | Do all 40 hours for the full course with customisation (email/report writing/other documents)

For every 10 hours in the course, there are optional Progress Tests which are accompanied by progress reviews with your coach.

Level prerequisite: Pre-intermediate (B1)

Do the Placement Test for your level assessment

Start as soon as the next day! Book your online private trial class at $49 for 45 mins/ $68 per hour. Class schedules are on weekdays from 9am to 4pm. Surcharges apply for evenings. 

Course fee for 10 private hours: $780/-

The Business English CORE course is suitable for managers and executives who need to present themselves clearly and effectively. Geared towards well-rounded communication for the workplace, this simple course covers Cultural Diversity and Social Skills, Telephoning, Presentation Skills, Meetings, and Negotiations. Choose the topics relevant to your needs, as they can be taken in any sequence. Go for the full course to ensure adequate speaking practice, or do an express course if you are looking to target only basic Presentation skills:

1. Cultural Diversity and Social Skills
2. Telephoning
3. Presentations
4. Meetings
5. Negotiations

Presentation Skills: It is commonplace today for companies to enquire for their managers and staff who are key players to getting the sales pitch in the door. Our Presentations module is as popular as it is effective. Learners hone the necessary skills from the beginnings of self-introduction to more advanced and soft training skills such as portraying confidence and assurance while handling work presentations, along with its glory and difficulties. We ensure the presentations are fine-tuned and perfected from start to finish. From the grammar work, pronunciation, vocabulary and body language used, and the way the slides are being presented to how logical they are, students are in for an insightful and challenging time for positive change!

Choose the basic Presentation module as a standalone course if you are looking to target just this area. Want to focus more on well-rounded presentation work? Do our Powerful Presentations course!

Course hours: Start from 10 hours | Progress to 20 hours | Do all 30 hours for the full course with customisation

Level prerequisite: Pre-intermediate (B1)

Do the Placement Test for your level assessment

Start as soon as the next day! Book your online private trial class at $49 for 45 mins/ $68 per hour. Class schedules are on weekdays from 9am to 4pm. Surcharges apply for evenings. 

The Powerful Presentations course is suitable for managers and executives who want to excel at presenting. Drawing closely on the world of communication skills training, this comprehensive programme covers all from structuring your talk to fine-tuning your delivery, from designing your visuals to mastering your body language and from telling your own stories and anecdotes to handling the all-important Q & A session. This course has a strong focus on developing the key language and presentation techniques you need to give an effective, professional and memorable performance.

The secret of successful presentations

Whether you’re pitching one on one to a client, talking to a small group of colleagues through the latest quarterlies or giving the keynote speech at a conference, becoming an excellent presenter comes down to preparation, passion, and performance. This course will help you both prepare and perform. Book your first session today.

‘If there is one skill that will help you stand out in the world of international business, it is the skill of presenting… The further you progress in your career, the more likely it is that you will be called upon to present… Great presentations are rare and always remembered….’ Mark Powell

Course hours: 18 hours, 12 sessions

Level prerequisite: Pre-intermediate (B1)

Do the Placement Test for your level assessment

Start as soon as the next day! Book your online private trial class at $49 for 45 mins/ $68 per hour. Class schedules are on weekdays from 9am to 4pm. Surcharges apply for evenings. 

Course fee: $1,324/-

In our latest small group coursework, we focus on interesting and relevant Business English case studies, role play, and discussions that are real to the the current workplace. Share and gain insights from other participants in different situations and industries, and master the language to managing better communication skills. Suitable for Intermediate to Advanced level students.

Course hours: 12 hours, 8 sessions

Level prerequisite: Intermediate (B1+)

Do the Placement Test for your level assessment

Start as soon as the next day! Book your online private trial class at $49 for 45 mins/ $68 per hour. Class schedules are on weekdays from 9am to 4pm. Surcharges apply for evenings. 

Are you looking to do your best at the interview of your dream job? Do you need to make that all-important impression stick? Does nervousness or lack of confidence get in the way?

Our coaches are experts at role plays and tuned to the position, job scope, and various industries you are looking at entering, going from imparting body language to how and why you should say certain things that will make you stand out from the crowd and increase your chances of getting the job. We also study your CV and work with you on positively promoting yourself. Learners usually do 3 to 5 sessions before they start to feel confident in their speech and presentation.

Start as soon as the next day! Book your online private trial class at $49 for 45 mins/ $68 per hour. Class schedules are on weekdays from 9am to 4pm. Surcharges apply for evenings. 

Focus on Pronunciation: Would you like to sound crystal clear and more professional when it comes to speaking? Are you looking towards clearer sounds and speech when it comes to meeting or presenting to diverse clients or colleagues? Do you prefer to be able to sound less Singlish at work for a more credible and professional impression?

We would also like to take this chance to mention that we do not strictly do accent reduction work, but instead work on your mispronunciation, steering it in the direction of clear, accurate pronunciation. Our aim is for anyone from anywhere in the world to understand you when you speak, without the need for repetition. We embrace all accents as natural and beautiful Englishes, and we also understand accents very importantly a part of our identity.

This is a multi-level pronunciation and conversational course conducted by our experienced coaches, using Phonetics as a base. We teach using phonetics, correcting your pronunciation as we go along. Our popular English language pronunciation course provides a systematic practice of English pronunciation, with an emphasis on minimal pairs, through a wide variety of interesting exercises and activities. Each unit offers a comprehensive practice of sounds, with additional work on stress and intonation. Our material makes pronunciation practice light-hearted and accessible.

Watch the latest Pronunciation lesson here on Learn with Petrisha: Are you sometimes unsure how to pronounce a word or want to be understood by others without repeating yourself? How do you pronounce words like ‘colleague’, ‘liaise’, and ‘opportunity’? Here’s a list of 23 main words that I first thought of from all the years of teaching English. The objective of this video is to highlight the pronunciation found in the Cambridge dictionary, following the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), while contrasting this with differences in the way Singaporeans and Malaysians in general may pronounce. I do this so you as a language learner can sound clearer and be understood by anyone the first time. Every accent in its entirety is beautiful, but in the case when a word is slightly mispronounced from standard English, misunderstandings or lost moments can be the result…

 

Course hours: Start from 10 hours | Progress to 20 hours | Do all 30 hours for the full course to cover all the sounds of vowels, consonants, and diphthongs!

Level prerequisite: Pre-intermediate (B1)

Do the Placement Test for your level assessment

Start as soon as the next day! Book your online private trial class at $49 for 45 mins/ $68 per hour. Class schedules are on weekdays from 9am to 4pm. Surcharges apply for evenings. 

Course fee for 10 private hours: $780/-

Focus on Grammar: Our Focus on Grammar course targets the grammatical problems for both speaking and writing. If you are constantly wondering if your grammar is correct or used for the right scenarios of past, present, and future, and all those tenses in between, you will find efficient personal coaching with our expert grammar teachers.

English tenses:

Present and Past

Present Perfect and Past

Future

Modals

Passives

-ing and to-

Prepositions

Verb Patterns and more…

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Course hours: Start from 10 hours | Progress to 20 hours | Do all 30 hours for the full course with customisation

Level prerequisite: Pre-intermediate (B1)

Do the Placement Test for your level assessment

Start as soon as the next day! Book your online private trial class at $49 for 45 mins/ $68 per hour. Class schedules are on weekdays from 9am to 4pm. Surcharges apply for evenings. 

Course fee for 10 private hours: $780/-

Social English Course Selections

How can you best relate to people who matter? Make that small talk count! Get the help and practice you need for perfecting conversational English in today’s everyday context, for more enriching and rewarding relationships with those around you.

Social English: The Social Conversational English course will be useful when you need to keep the conversation going, talk about everyday topics, and better connect with colleagues or new friends in general. Our Everyday English course covers Listening, Speaking, and Reading skills, as well as Grammar, Pronunciation and Vocabulary across six proficiency levels. The content is highly engaging, and students are always encouraged to voice different opinions and ideas.

The difference in the way we run the classes is our Focus on Pronunciation through awareness, correction, drilling, and constant feedback during speaking. Our English pronunciation teaching follows British English and IPA standards, although we can point out varieties from American English and Singlish.

Each course level includes 3 optional Progress Tests which are accompanied by progress reviews with your coach.

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6 levels: Beginner (B1), Elementary (A2), Pre-intermediate (B1), Intermediate (B1+), Upper-intermediate (B2), Advanced (C1)

Course hours: Start from 10 hours | Progress to 20 hours | Do all 30 hours for the full course level with customisation

Each course level includes 3 optional Progress Tests which are accompanied by progress reviews with your coach.

Do the Placement Test for your level assessment

Start as soon as the next day! Book your online private trial class at $49 for 45 mins/ $68 per hour. Class schedules are on weekdays from 9am to 4pm. Surcharges apply for evenings. 

Course fee for 10 private hours: $650/-

If you are simply looking for a coach to set you on the right direction to holding a good conversation, this open course will suit you.

Set a virtual coffee date with our coach and a friend or two, and spend an hour or two engaged in a casual, yet thought-provoking and meaningful chat. There are no use of student books in these sessions, but you will be able to talk about everyday topics and current affairs, express yourself freely, and ask and answer questions about what is relevant to you.

Enjoy learning with a friend. Meet at a virtual café for an out-of-classroom experience!

Start the small talk with a native coach! Start as soon as the next day! Book your online private trial class at $42 for 45 mins/ $55 per hour. Class schedules are on weekdays from 9am to 4pm. Surcharges apply for evenings.

Course Structure & Scheduling

Most of our full courses consist of 30 hours for comprehensive coverage. However, we are flexible and also offer a start of 10 or 20 hours depending on your needs. Most students do a session at least once a week and keep to a schedule. As an added option, you may also choose to do 1 or 1.5 hours for each online session. As an example, a student doing 2x-weekly sessions of 1.5 hours each will complete a full course in 10 weeks. Another student doing 1x-weekly sessions of 1 hour each will complete a full course in 30 weeks.

Corporate workshops are usually conducted over 2 or 3 days.

For company-based classes, there is the option of a private 1:1 course for an individual staff, or group classes for any number.

For individuals, you may only do a private, 1:1 course.

Our teaching hours are from 9:00am to 4:00pm on weekdays. We do our best to fit to your preferred schedule whenever possible, from early morning bookings to lunchtime and and evening sessions (surcharges apply).

To kick-start your learning, simply complete a brief placement test here https://www.languageworks.com.sg/placement-test/ before we can recommend a suitable course for you. We’ll contact you with a recommendation shortly.

Training Workshops

Our 2-day Communication Workshops cover Presentations and Public Speaking, English and Customer Service, Grammar, Pronunciation, and Business Writing. It is possible to combine some of these units to create a workshops that meet the needs of your colleagues. Enquire with us for an example of what we can do for your company.

Some topics to choose from:

Fierce Conversations, Building Rapport, Winning People, Body Language, Public Speaking: Why Public Speaking?, Know Yourself, Speaking Strategies & Tactics, Who is Listening?, Content Speaks, Writing Out your Speech, The Mechanics, Great Speakers, Introduction to the Art of Communication, Making Real Conversations, Building Rapport & Relationships that You Want, Focusing on Others, A Time for Public Speaking & Presentation!, First Impressions, Meeting at a Party, Lending Ears & Empathy, Vantage of Body Language, Show & Tell, Social Etiquette, on a Dinner Date, Keeping the Conversation Going, Offering Help, Expressing Feelings, Thoughts & Opinions

Some topics to choose from:

Fundamentals of Fantastic Service, Being your Best, Keys to Great Service: The Right Attitude, Knowing Customer Needs, Open Communication, Reaching Agreement, Checking Understanding, Reach & Action!, Dealing with Unhappy Customers

The Rules of English & Job-based Vocabulary, Fundamentals to Sales & Customer Service, A Habit for Good Manners & Presentation, Opening a Sale: Approaching Customers & Saying It Right, Knowing Customer Types, Making a Sale: Creating & Maximising Needs, Satisfying Needs, Closing a Sale: Buying Signals & Body Language, When Things Go Wrong, Excellence in Customer Service, Product & Technical Knowledge, Product Branding, Product Marketing & Selling, Answering the Customer’s Questions, Real Conversations, Selling your Ideas, Presentation Skills, Writing to the Top

Academic English

We give IELTS General or Academic Training to prepare you for the best results.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) may be the only English test a person needs to work or live in English-speaking countries.

Official Cambridge IELTS preparation provides students with the most comprehensive range of coverage, from exam practice materials, supplementary grammar, vocabulary, to exam advice.

More about our material:
Skill-building exercises cover all of the question types in the exam for both the General Training and Academic Modules. Research into real IELTS candidates’ exam answers – and the mistakes they make, helps you avoid the same ones!

Eight official practice tests and a focus on test-taking strategy help you maximise your score.

Videos of the Speaking test, and all the listening material, including the tests, can be found alongside our material.

The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Test is also the most widely accepted English-language test in the world, recognised by more than 9,000 colleges, universities, and agencies including those in Australia, Canada, the UK and US.

The Official Guide to the TOEFL Test is the only authentic TOEFL test preparation guide created by ETS, developer of the TOEFL test.

The course will provide a comprehensive range of tips, practice exercises and skill-building methods to prepare you thoroughly.

Training Complements

We add training complements to every programme conducted for your organisation. Our progress tests, make-up classes, and library materials for reading and listening are essential documentation for management tracking and adds to wholesome learning. A Certificate of Achievement will be presented upon course completion of at least 20 hours.

  • Make-up Classes
  • Progress Tests
  • Certificates of Achievement
  • Presentation Videos
  • Graded Reader Books and Library Materials Loan

Pronunciation, Grammar, Presentations, & Writing Experts

We are all here at Language Works! Our coaches are dedicated and experts in different fields.
Enquire today to find out who is best suited to your learning needs.