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English Plus Business and Finance

Key information

Study in

Start dates:
Every Monday 2 January – 10 December 2018; 7 January – 9 December 2019
Course length:
Minimum 2 weeks (no maximum)
Maximum class size:
14
Tuition:
28 lessons (21 hours) per week

Entry requirements

English:
Kings Level 4 (Lower Intermediate)
Minimum age:
16

Sample 2-week timetable for English Plus Business and Finance

English Plus Business and Finance sample timetable

The course

This course is ideal for students who would like to improve their English skills for use in a wide range of business and financial contexts. It 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) are internationally recognised qualifications which show students can use English appropriately in a business context.

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

What is included in the price

  • 28 lessons per week
  • Welcome information pack
  • Placement test on arrival, weekly progress tests and regular homework
  • Course materials
  • Use of Computer Learning Centre
  • Access to ClassMate, the Kings online learning platform
  • WiFi internet in College
  • Optional weekly lecture programme
  • Optional weekly guided self-study sessions
  • Regular accompanied visits to companies and financial institutions
  • Two free social activities per week
  • End-of-course certificate (90% or higher attendance required)

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

3. Business case-study

  • Presentation and report

4. Optional preparation for Cambridge BEC exam (through one-to-one lessons, 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
  • Other London-based companies