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English Plus Business and Finance

Key information

Study in

Start dates:
Every Monday between 3 Jan and 4 Dec 2017 and between 2 Jan and 10 Dec 2018
Course length:
Minimum 2 weeks (no maximum)
Class size range:
28 lessons (21 hours) per week

Entry requirements

Kings Level 4 (Lower Intermediate)
Minimum age:

Sample 2-week timetable for English Plus Business and Finance

English Plus Business

The course

English Plus Business and Finance at Kings combines General English with specialist Business and Finance-related topics and the option to prepare for the Cambridge BEC examination.

Cambridge BEC

The Business English Certificates (BEC) is an internationally recognised qualification that shows employers your ability to use English in the workplace. BEC is ideal if you are preparing for a career in business. It shows you can use English appropriately in a business context.

For more information about the BEC exam, visit these pages of the Cambridge website.

From Kings Life

English Plus Business and Finance student Ayrton

Ayrton Luiz da Costa from Brazil studied the English Plus Business and Finance programme at Kings London. We met up with him to find out about his experience.

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Course structure and content

In the mornings, students have lessons in General English, to improve the overall level of their English language.

In the afternoons, they are part of a specialised Business English class. All aspects of language are covered in this component, including business and finance terminology, writing business documents, giving presentations and other aspects of business communication skills. Students taking this option are encouraged to explore the many different areas of modern business English. For example; topics covered in this option include advertising and marketing, accounting and investment, human resources and office management.

Skills developed

1. Language

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Grammar
  • Pronunciation

2. Business and finance

Terminology, report writing, presentation skills including use of PowerPoint.

3. Business case-study

Presentation and report.

4. Optional preparation for Cambridge BEC exam (supplement applies).

Real-life business experience

Students will visit a leading business and financial institution every two weeks. They will attend meetings, communicate with professionals, carry out project research and work on business case-studies.

Sample educational visits include:

  • Lloyds of London
  • London Metal Exchange
  • British Museum money gallery
  • Museum of Brands
  • Old Royal Naval College
  • The Bank of England