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English Plus International Business

Key information

Study in

Start dates:
Every Monday 7 January – 9 December 2019
Course length:
2 – 12 weeks
Maximum class size:
28 lessons (21 hours) per week —
20 English lessons per week (15 hours), 8 International Business lessons per week (6 hours).
In addition, 6 hours (minimum) per week of independent work on course projects.

Entry requirements

Kings Level 4 (Lower Intermediate)
Minimum age:

Minimum age 18 for internship placement.

Sample 2-week timetable for English Plus International Business

English Plus International Business sample 2-week timetable.

The course

This course is designed for students who want to combine English with international business topics such as leadership, finance, advertising and competition. Develop the skills essential for communicating successfully within the international context of modern business.

Students also have the option of taking an internship placement at the end of their course.

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
  • Accompanied visit or talk by external speaker every 4 weeks
  • 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. Student will cover English skills and structure in a class appropriate for their current language level.

In the afternoons they are part of a specialised International Business class. These lessons are designed to develop students’ specialist English skills in relation to this field.

Skills developed

1. Language

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

2. International Business lessons

3. Business case-studies and practical real-life skills

Learn from the successes and failures of other international organisations, and develop skills you can put into practice in the real world, through discussion, presentation and role play.

International Business

The content for the International Business element of the course can be expected to cover topics such as the below:

  • Organisations — What makes a successful organisation?
  • Finance — Using financial terms and describing trends
  • Marketing — Marketing products internationally, and the problems this may incur
  • Risk — Why do some companies fail? Describe how to manage risks
  • Advertising — Planning an advertising campaign; the media and their and methods
  • Innovation — How is e-commerce changing our world?

Example practical activities may include:

  • Employing the right candidate for the job — prepare for and role play a meeting discussing hiring a new staff member
  • Give a mock sales pitch to potential investors
  • Prepare and present an advertising campaign

Optional internship placement

Students taking the English Plus International Business course at Kings Bournemouth will have the opportunity to take an optional internship placement at the end of their course.

An internship is a great way for students to put into practise their newly acquired English language skills in a real-life context, and also gain valuable experience of working within their chosen industry. Completing an internship placement helps students to show future employers and educators that they are capable of working within a professional environment and committed to succeeding within their chosen industry.

The Kings Work Placement Coordinator will meet each student one-to-one to discuss their internship goals, review their CV and cover letter, and provide other support such as interview preparation where necessary. Once successfully placed, students will have a visit from their Kings tutor during their placement to check their progress.

Upon successful completion of the placement, students will be asked to return a written review of their experience, and will be awarded a certificate of completion and written reference from their host employer.

What's Included

  • One-to-one meeting with Kings staff member to go through your CV and interview preparation
  • Assignment of suitable placement
  • Follow-up visit from Kings tutor whilst on placement
  • End-of-placement certificate
  • Reference on headed paper from employer on successful completion of placement
  • Kings accommodation (with host family or in residence) for first 4 weeks of your internship placement, and accommodation for the remaining placement duration where possible

Available industries and Sectors

See below for a list of available industries and sectors for internship placements. Please note that placement within your chosen position or sector is not guaranteed. Acceptance for a placement is dependent on students successfully completing the application/recruitment process and being offered a position by the employer.

  • Tourism
  • Hospitality
  • Catering
  • Event management
  • Customer service
  • Finance and accounts
  • Human resources
  • Civil engineering
  • Marketing
  • Digital marketing
  • Web design
  • Social media

Internship placement: key facts

English level: Kings Level 5 (Intermediate)

Placement duration: 2 – 24 weeks

Nationality restrictions: The internship placement option is open to students from the EU/EEA, Youth Mobility Visa holders (Tier 5), or those who are otherwise eligible to work in the UK (such as dual nationals)

Minimum age: 18

Placement outcomes

  • Strengthen new language skills through use in real-life situations
  • Build connections and improve future employability through practical experience in the real world

Additional application documents

If you would like to apply for an internship placement after your English Plus International Business course, please also provide the following when submitting your course booking:

  • A copy of your up-to-date CV/ resume
  • Cover letter introducing yourself and your career goals
  • List of preferred industries for the placement