The Teaching Business English class is a must if you think you want to teach Business English. The standard TEFL course does not go into teaching business, but this add-on class does. - ITA Grad Nanet Andrews

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Why Take The Teaching Business English Course?

Prepare for the challenge of teaching adults to use English in a business setting through  ITA's exclusive 30-Hour (2 weeks) TEFL Business English online course

It's no secret that in the globalized economy of the 21st century, English is the undisputed international language of business & commerce. From Buenos Aires to Seoul, from tourism to tech, the ability to communicate in English has become critical for businesses and individuals alike to survive and thrive.

For qualified English teachers, this demand generates countless opportunities to get paid to live abroad while teaching English to adult professionals and pre-professionals looking to leverage English skills in the context of their careers.

By completing this course, you will:

  • Develop skills & learn teaching methodologies specific to business English
  • Enhance your job prospects and opportunities for promotion
  • Boost Confidence & Capabilities

30-Hour Teaching Business English Training Course

Part-time, 2-week online course that requires 12-15 hours of work a week.

Personalized Feedback & Support

Learn from the best to become the best business English teacher possible. You will receive individualized feedback and support from top instructors possessing at least a Master's or Ph.D. 

Digital Certificate Awarded at Completion

Earn a digital certificate upon completion of your TEFL business English course.


Who is This Teaching Business English Training For?

Our teaching business English course online is ideal for students who are TEFL certified and would like:

  • To specialize in the field of business English, and teaching English to adult professionals. From writing lesson plans to selecting the best materials and resources, you will be prepared to meet the needs of business English students.
  • Support in finding business English teaching jobs, appropriate students, building lessons or programs and/or marketing your teaching services. 
  • A better understanding of the common cultural differences and how they relate to teaching business English. Whether it's in the classroom or workplace, cultural differences and sensitivities can play a major role in the learning process for business professionals. You will learn how to effectively navigate & understand cultural differences so that you can provide the best possible learning experience to your students.


Bundle a TEFL Course & Save

If you’re not yet TEFL certified, consider bundling the Tutoring English course with our 11-week part-time or 4-week full-time TEFL certification course. Benefits of bundling include:

  • Save Money: When you register for both a TEFL course and the Tutoring English course together, you’ll save an additional $70. You’ll also be eligible for a payment plan that allows you to pay for your courses over time.
  • Enhance Your Professional Opportunities: By gaining training and skills in specialized areas, you will make yourself more attractive and valuable to language schools and other potential employers.
  • Learn from the Best: If you’re going to be a teacher, you want to be the best teacher possible. Our instructors have all taught abroad and hold a master’s or Ph.D. level degree. There’s a reason that has rated us the #1 TEFL certification course for several years running.
  • Get Support in Your Job Search: If you get TEFL certified with ITA, you’ll benefit from our sought-after lifetime job search guidance for teaching English abroad and online. You will not be alone in navigating the job market anywhere in the world. Note: If you are already TEFL certified with another organization, and simply want to take one of our specialty courses, you will not receive our lifetime job search guidance.



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Lesson Plan

Teaching Business English Training Content

Our Teaching Business English ESL course has been specially designed to prepare language teachers to apply the general concepts of TEFL/TESL/ESL to specific professional settings and students. It incorporates the latest in teaching methodology and best practices.

This course aims to serve as a practical guide to introduce language teachers to the world of Business English instruction and boost your ability to deliver ESL instruction to both working and pre-professional adults.

What You Will Learn During The Course (Sample)

  • Chapter 1: Business English: Field Overview & Course Design
  • Chapter 2: Delivering Business English Instruction

Course content includes detailed instruction on business communication skills, business language usage, business vocabulary, and more.

Learn more: Teaching Business English Class Syllabus for a full, comprehensive overview of the course content including chapter breakdowns, task outlines, grading scales, and course policies.

Course Details

Teaching Business English Course Details

Length of Training

2 weeks part-time (typically 12-15 hours per week of work).

This course includes 30 hours of online coursework, which includes readings, tasks, and peer participation. You will receive a separate digital certificate from what you receive for your standard TEFL course.

Class Size & Facilities

Classes are capped at 20 students to ensure personal attention and maintain the highest standards of instruction.

Peer to Peer Interaction

Each week your course instructor will post a discussion topic in the forum labeled Peer Participation. To receive full points, you must post a minimum of two posts per discussion topic.

Interactive Features

This course features live lectures, webinars & chats, however, there is no required live time, and students can access recorded elements on the course website.

Extensive Digital Resources

The Teaching Business English TEFL course incorporates dozens of video demonstrations so that trainees can gain clarity on how to implement the principles and practices taught throughout this class. It also includes 10 step-by-step sample activity plans & 5 EFL real-life Teacher Stories (known as "vignettes") from abroad of how to apply lessons and techniques and to provide context.

Class Requirements

Technology Requirements

This course will be delivered entirely online through the course management system Moodle. In Moodle, students will access online lessons, course materials, tasks, and resources. All tasks will be posted in an online forum or taken as an online quiz.

To complete this course, you must have a reliable means to access the internet. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that they meet this requirement prior to enrollment. Extensions on tasks will not be given to students because of technology problems.

Course Textbook

Textbook for Your Teaching Business English Course

All of your course reading materials, assignments, and quizzes will be available to you online. However, you can purchase a copy of the course textbook if you choose. 

Course Dates & Registration

IMPORTANT: Before enrolling, we strongly recommend that you are concurrently enrolled in an accredited TEFL certification, are already certified, or have experience teaching ESL. Not yet TEFL certified? Get in touch with us. You can bundle our TEFL certification course with this specialty course and save an additional $75. 

International TEFL Academy's Lifetime Job Guidance and support, access to our alumni community, and our high-quality accreditation are only available to students and alumni of our online and in-person standard TEFL certification courses.

We also invite you to read our registration procedure and terms & conditions. Note that all students will be charged a small processing fee per course/program purchased.

Stand Out as a Professional Business English Teacher

Enhance Your Business English Skills

This in-depth specialty course will provide you with a comprehensive skill set to meet the needs and challenges of providing English language instruction in a business context.

Boost Your Resume

Businesses and adult professionals want to receive training from the best teachers with the highest levels of skills. Set yourself apart from thousands of other English teachers in the job market who only possess a regular TEFL certification and no specific training for teaching business English to adults.

Boost Your Confidence & Capabilities

Gain the confidence you need to provide effective instruction and classroom leadership that business professionals are seeking. From writing lesson plans to selecting the best materials and resources, you will be prepared to meet the needs of business English students.

Increase Your Job Prospects & Opportunities for Promotion

Business English is a large and fast-growing segment in the field of TEFL. Get an overview of the business English field, including best practices and carefully-curated materials all designed to make you a more effective business English instructor.

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Ask a Teaching Business English Course Instructor

Wayne Walker,  ITA's Teaching Business English Online Course Instructor.
Wayne has been with ITA since 2014. He has an MA in TEFL/TESL and a BA in Mathematics & Philosophy. He's a published author for ITA's textbooks and has traveled to 15 countries.

Why should I consider taking this TEFL business English course?

There is a large distinction between teaching language courses to different types of learners. From classroom management to error correction, teaching English to middle-aged executives in a professional setting is a totally different ballgame compared to teaching English to children or high school students, and can be intimidating. 

Taught by expert instructors using a curriculum developed by experts, this course will provide you with both the skills and resources you need to gain confidence in the classroom and to qualify for top positions, even if you don't have "business" experience yourself.

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