This option combines 50% 1:1 lessons with 50% small group (maximum 4 participants) and offers the advantages of both individual and group tuition. The 1:1 mornings concentrate on the individual’s specific language difficulties and specialist vocational vocabulary; the afternoons focus on communication and intercultural exchange with participants of different nationalities and commercial backgrounds in the context of professional situations – presentations, meetings, negotiating, leading an international team, intercultural awareness in working environments.

Who’s this for?

This programme is for those who want to improve communicative performance in a wide range of professional, business and commercial contexts.

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    Minimum age: 25 Average age: 40
    Maximum class size: 1 to 4 (depending on course)
    25 hours (60 minutes) per week, plus 5-10 hours self-access
    Options for an extra 5 hours
    Start any Monday
    Minimum 1 week
    All levels for 1:1 classes, minimum level lower-intermediate for group classes

  • Communication Skills

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

    As well as formal classroom teaching to learn English, study activities include roleplay, case studies and simulations and 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).

    We would recommend that most students do a combination course: 1:1 in the morning, giving the students the opportunity to not only study English but work on individual and specialised needs necessary for executives and professionals; mini group of maximum 4 people the afternoon, focus is on professional communication in an international context with students of other nationalities and cultures.

  • Sample timetable

    08:30 - 09:15 Optional guided self-study.
    09:15 - 10:30 Lesson 1 with Morning Tutor (1:1)
    10:30 – 10:45 Morning Coffee Break
    10:45 - 12:00 Lesson 2 with Morning Tutor (1:1)
    12:00 - 13:15 Lunch with teacher/s and fellow students (optional)
    13:15 – 14:30 Lesson 3 with Afternoon Tutor (mini-group – max 4 participants)
    14:30 - 14:45 Afternoon Coffee Break
    14:45 - 16:00 Lesson 4 with Afternoon Tutor (mini-group – max 4 participants)
    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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