Business English Upper-intermediate (BEC Vantage)

Business English Upper-intermediate is a practical intensive course for people doing business with English-speaking countries, working in local companies that use English in the workplace, or who are planning to work abroad. 


Practical Information

Number of classes: 12 
Preparation: Approximately 2 hours per lesson
Target group: People who work or want to work for an international company, the government or abroad; anyone who wants to improve their business skills in English
Group size: Minimum of 6, maximum of 12 students
Language of instruction: English
Course conclusion: Certificate of attendance (minimum attendance: 80% of the lessons)

Course Fees

Course Programme and Enrolment

For information on the current programme and in order to enrol, please follow the link below.

                         current programme - lesson times - enrolment

If classes are canceled due to unforeseen circumstances, they will be added on to the end of the course. Please take into account courses may end later than scheduled.

The holiday periods can be found in the Academic Language Centre's academic calendar.

Target Group and Admission Requirements

Business English Upper-intermediate is a practical intensive course for people doing business with English-speaking countries, working in local companies that use English in the workplace, or who are planning to work abroad. This course is also very suitable for university students preparing to enter the job market and people who are preparing for a Cambridge exam in order to attain the Business English Certificate (BEC) Vantage.

The language of instruction is English. Participants are expected to have English language skills at level B1 or higher in terms of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. To check your level, please do the entrance test.

Course Material

  • - Email English, by Paul Emmerson. ISBN 9781405012942
    - Oxford Business English, Business Grammar and Practice by Michael Duckworth. ISBN 978-0-19-457079-4

You are requested to arrange your own purchase of the course material. The books are available at most good bookstores.

Course Description

Upper-intermediate Business English is an intensive, practical course for those who do business with English-speaking countries, work at a company where English is the official language, or who plan to work abroad. The course is also suitable for students who are orienting themselves with with the labour market and for those who are preparing for a Cambridge exam in order to earn the (BEC) Vantage Business English Certificate.

The main objective of the Business English course is to help participants develop a wide variety of communication skills in English which will allow them to handle a wide variety of situations in a professional manner. During the course, we will address the most important grammatical skills as well as expand your business English vocabulary. In addition, we will practice using the English language in situations that are drawn from common business practice, such as exchanging information by telephone, writing formal business letters, reports and e-mails, giving presentations and participating in meetings. Participants may expect to gain confidence and acquire the necessary skills to cope with difficult situations in the workplace in diplomatic and correct business English.

The course is concluded with a written test. Participants who are present for 80% of the classes and successfully complete the final test will receive a certificate from the Language Centre. Please note: the official Cambridge exam is not part of the this course. More information about the official Cambridge exam can be found on the British Council website.

Last Modified: 09-11-2015