A ‘Closed Group’ consists of participants from the same company or organisation with compatible language levels and training needs. This option allows us to concentrate on the specific professional and linguistic needs which are particular to the group, and to introduce authentic materials from the client company. The maximum participants per group is six.

Who is this for?

Trainees from the same company with a similar level of English and training needs.

Companies who want to encourage team-building and bonding.

Groups who may wish to only have lessons in the morning or outside our normal timetable hours.

  • Fact Check

    Minimum age: 25 Average age: 40
    Maximum class size: 6
    25 hours (60 minutes) per week, plus 5-10 hours self-access
    More or less intensive options are available (prices vary accordingly)
    Start any Monday
    Minimum 1 week
    All levels but participants should all have a similar level of English.

  • Communication Skills

    Subject to a comprehensive needs analysis of the participants’ requirements, special emphasis is placed on the relevant professional vocabulary, register, grammatical structures and pronunciation that are used in the participants’ work.

    As well as formal classroom teaching to learn English, study activities include roleplay, case studies and simulations, video and audio recorded simulations

    In our Business English courses the focus is on practical & effective business English for professionals in communication and may include language and skills for:

    • Meetings and Teleconferencing
    • Negotiations
    • Presentations
    • Telephoning
    • Socialising and Networking
    • E-mail, Letter and Report Writing
    • Cross-cultural awareness
    • International leadership and management
    • Specialist vocabulary development.

  • Duration / Programme

    Course duration can be for between 1 and 4+ weeks (2 weeks is the average).

    The programme is highly intensive and includes 25 contact hours plus 5 to 10 self-access study hours plus 7.5 hours social English over optional teacher accompanied lunch per week plus optional evening social activities (such as restaurants, guided tours, live music, cultural events). The students have the opportunity to not only study English but to work on specialised needs necessary for their roles and organisation.

  • Sample timetable

    08:30 - 09:15 Optional guided self-study.
    09:15 - 10:30 Lesson 1 with Morning Tutor (Closed Group maximum 6)
    10:30 – 10:45 Morning Coffee Break
    10:45 - 12:00 Lesson 2 with Morning Tutor (Closed Group maximum 6)
    12:00 - 13:15 Lunch with teacher/s and fellow students (optional)
    13:15 – 14:30 Lesson 3 with Afternoon Tutor (Closed Group maximum 6)
    14:30 - 14:45 Afternoon Coffee Break
    14:45 - 16:00 Lesson 4 with Afternoon Tutor (Closed Group maximum 6)
    16:00 - 17:30 Optional Self-Access Study
    After School: Evening Social Activity Programme (optional)

Accommodation

An Executive language stay will maximise your exposure to native speakers while learning about the culture in England, and provides an opportunity to network and build long-term friendships. They offer high levels of comfort and convenience; most of our homestays are current or retired professionals, academics or senior business managers, often with considerable international experience.

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Social Programme

LSI’s Executive Social Programme and its tutor accompanied lunch system, provides opportunities to practise social English, enhance intercultural awareness and network with professionals from all over the world and with all levels of English; a great preparation for real-life work situations. The optional evening social programme is full and varied and may include visits to restaurants, pubs, live music venues, theatres, cinemas, museums and many sporting activities including tennis, football and golf.

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