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business english b1

Business English: Pre-Intermediate B1.1

The course package starts on 23.01.2023 and ends on 30.04.2023.

Registration ends on 20.01.2023.

Schedules are based on Central European Time (CET).

360,00 
  • 24 teaching units
  • 12 weekly lessons
  • 90 minutes
  • Format: Group (3-8)
  • Place: Online
Course ID: BEPI_1
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Weekly:
2 units (90 minutes) / 4 units (180 minutes) / 6 units (270 minutes) / 8 units (360 minutes) / 10 units (450 minutes) / 12 units (540 minutes)

Semi-intensive:
25 units (1.125 minutes) distributed to 5 half-day lessons, 5 units (225 minutes) per day

Intensive:
24 units (1.080 minutes) distributed to 3 full-day lessons, 8 units (360 minutes) per day

1. Course description

At ZENITH lingo, we offer individuals and businesses a wide range of Business English courses grouped in our Business English specialization. Our Business English courses aim to improve English language skills for a business environment. They are specifically designed for professionals in all roles working for profit-driven organizations, in other words, business organizations.

Courses cover various business topics for class discussions, building a vocabulary, refining speaking skills, and understanding English in different business contexts. Besides, you can choose a course based on your current level of the English language and the level you wish to reach.

In our Business English specializations, you will learn to communicate about typical business topics such as business management, logistic, human resources, finance, money, and marketing. Whether you need to participate in a meeting, present a product or service to a customer, or persuade a business partner to start a new project, the Business English courses prepare you to handle business situations adequately with clear and effective communication using English.

Certificates

Certificate of Completion:  offered to learners enrolled in the course and who participated in it till the end.

Certificate of Achievement: active participation in 85% of the classes and achieving a score of over 90% is required.

2. What you will learn

The Business English: Pre-Intermediate B1.1  course is an introduction to ZENITH lingo’s Business English Specialization, where you will build essential language skills for a business world where English is the main language of communication. You will learn to practice English in business meetings and negotiations, express your opinion, and lead telephone conversations with colleagues and partners. In addition, the course will guide you on how to write emails for making appointments, requests, and invitations.

The main focus is developing your Business English language skills by building vocabulary, enhancing speaking skills, and improving listening comprehension. Your teacher will promote communication by leading class discussions and role plays and assigning you short presentations.

After completing the course, you are expected to confidently express and support your arguments in the context of Business English.

Customized course

If you need a different schedule, group size, or content for some lessons, you can customize the course for your particular needs. To get the most out of it, you must book a minimum of 24 units (24 x 45 minutes).

In what formats can I customize the course?

You can customize Business English: Pre-Intermediate in all formats:

Venue:

ZENITH lingo language classes take part in one of the following venues:

  • online: For online classes ZENITH lingo uses Zoom platform
  • on-site*: These are locations organized by customers.
  • in-house*: These locations are organized by ZENITH lingo

*available only in Mainz, Germany

Class size:

Class size classification defines number of participants per course.

  • one-to-one: 1 participant only
  • pair: 2 participants
  • small group: 3-5 participants
  • mid-size group: 6-10 participants
  • big group: 11-15 participants

Intensity:

You can choose in what intensity you would like to take your preparation course.

  • Weekly courses consist of 24 units (1.080 minutes) distributed to 12 lessons; 2 units (90 minutes) per lesson without a break. Each lesson is offered weekly. That means each booking lasts 12 weeks.
  • Intensive courses consist of 24 units (1.080 minutes) distributed to 3 full-day lessons; 8 units (360 minutes) per day with four 15 minutes coffee breaks and one-hour lunch break per day.
  • Semi-intensive courses consist of 25 units (1.125 minutes) distributed to 5 half-day lessons; 5 units (225 minutes) per day with one 15 minutes coffee break.

3. Who is this course for?

  • business managers
  • business professionals
  • entrepreneurs
  • business students

4. Course program

Lesson 1

Reading and Discussion: The working day

Vocabulary: Getting to work

Grammar: Present Simple

Lesson 2

Reading and Discussion: Discussing ideas

Vocabulary: Verbs and noun combinations

Grammar: Present Continuous

Lesson 3

Reading and Discussion: Companies

Vocabulary: Types of works

Grammar: Present Simple vs. Present Continuous

Lesson 4

Reading and Discussion: Corporate Culture

Vocabulary: Working conditions

Grammar: Past Simple

Lesson 5

Reading and Discussion: Managing people

Vocabulary: Managers and employees

Grammar: Present Perfect

Lesson 6

Reading and Discussion: Project management

Vocabulary: Projects and teams

Grammar: Irregular verbs

Lesson 7

Reading and Discussion: Marketing

Vocabulary: Marketing a product

Grammar: Past Simple and Present Perfect

Lesson 8

Reading and Discussion: Advertising

Vocabulary: Advertising and branding

Grammar: Past Continuous

Lesson 9

Reading and Discussion: Process and procedures

Vocabulary: From producer to customer 1

Grammar: Past Simple and Past Continuous

Lesson 10

Reading and Discussion: Distribution and delivery

Vocabulary: From producer to customer 2

Grammar: Used to + Verb

Lesson 11

Reading and Discussion: Making arrangements

Vocabulary: Exchanging details

Grammar: Get used to

Lesson 12

Reading and Discussion: Talking about changes

Vocabulary: Change

Grammar: will future

Lesson 1

Reading and Discussion: The working day

Vocabulary: Getting to work

Grammar: Present Simple

Lesson 2

Reading and Discussion: Discussing ideas

Vocabulary: Verbs and noun combinations

Grammar: Present Continuous

Lesson 3

Reading and Discussion: Companies

Vocabulary: Types of works

Grammar: Present Simple vs. Present Continuous

Lesson 4

Reading and Discussion: Corporate Culture

Vocabulary: Working conditions

Grammar: Past Simple

Lesson 5

Reading and Discussion: Managing people

Vocabulary: Managers and employees

Grammar: Present Perfect

Lesson 6

Reading and Discussion: Project management

Vocabulary: Projects and teams

Grammar: Irregular verbs

Lesson 7

Reading and Discussion: Marketing

Vocabulary: Marketing a product

Grammar: Past Simple and Present Perfect

Lesson 8

Reading and Discussion: Advertising

Vocabulary: Advertising and branding

Grammar: Past Continuous

Lesson 9

Reading and Discussion: Process and procedures

Vocabulary: From producer to customer 1

Grammar: Past Simple and Past Continuous

Lesson 10

Reading and Discussion: Distribution and delivery

Vocabulary: From producer to customer 2

Grammar: Used to + Verb

Lesson 11

Reading and Discussion: Making arrangements

Vocabulary: Exchanging details

Grammar: Get used to

Lesson 12

Reading and Discussion: Talking about changes

Vocabulary: Change

Grammar: will future

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FAQ

What is a language course?
A language course at ZENITH lingo is a set of language lessons designed to assist or guide customers to improve their communication skills in a particular language.
What is a lesson?
Time spent with a language teacher to learn a language is a lesson which consist of teaching units.
What is a unit or teaching unit?
A unit or teaching unit is 45 minutes.
What is the minimum number of teaching units per lesson?
Minimum number of teaching units per lesson is two (2 x 45 minutes) or 90 minutes. Maximum number of teaching units per lesson is eight (8 x 45 minutes) or 360 minutes.
Can I book only one unit per lesson?
Unfortunately, currently we cannot offer only one-unit lesson to our clients.
What is the minimum number of lessons per course?
In group courses, we have determined number of lessons per course.
What equipment do I need to study English online with ZENITH lingo?
We recommend using a laptop or desktop computer as it makes it easier to follow our digital coursebooks. However, you can join online classes simply with your smart phone. We are currently using Zoom for our video lessons, so it is best if you download the Zoom software.

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