English for Business

Learn English for Business

Kaplan's certified English for Business courses are designed to build your English language skills to communicate effectively in business contexts, improving your employability and job prospects.

  • 21 hours of classroom study per week including 8 specially tailored lessons of business English.
  • Start any Monday and study for as many weeks as you need.
  • This course is available in 18 schools in 6 English speaking countries.

How can an English for Business Course help me?

English for Business courses allow you to quickly improve your general English fluency, as well as focusing on effective communication in business contexts.

Practice workplace communication techniques in English, learn how to participate in meetings and interviews, and acquire business writing skills. You can combine English courses with specialized business lessons of your choice, or with our Practical Business English service in the U.S.

Intensive English Courses are also available, which feature specific skills lessons including business English as well as the option to take IELTS or TOEFL lessons in preparation for future exams.

Course Facts: English for Business

  • Start Dates: Every Monday, all year-round
  • Course Length: 2 Weeks + (17 week maximum in Australia)
  • Ideal For: Higher Intermediate level and above. Learn more about Kaplan's English levels
  • Teaching Method: The K+ learning system has been developed by a team of experts to meet the needs of Kaplan students. Learn more about K+.
  • Course Timetable: Monday-Friday with morning and afternoon classes. See a typical timetable
  • Class Size: Between 10 and 15 students
  • Minimum Age: 16

Course Structure

28 lessons per week.

Each lesson lasts 45 minutes.

20 Lessons of General English:

Focus on the four main aspects of language: reading, writing, listening and speaking. (15 hours)

8 Lessons of Business English:

These business-specific lessons will equip you with the vocabulary you need to succeed in the business world (6 hours)

7 Sessions of K+ tools K+ clubs:

Your K+ sessions give you access to the K+ facilities, resources and activities in K+tools and K+clubs, all specifically prepared to complement your in-class English lessons (5.25 hours)


At the end of the course you will receive an accredited Kaplan International English Certificate of Achievement documenting your new language level and attendance.

Related Courses

  • Intensive English Courses: With the same amount of study per week, you will learn English at a fast and effective rate. Additional skills lessons allow you to tailor your own course, choosing from topics including English for business or even IELTS and TOEFL preparation.
  • Intensive Business English Courses: Learn business English at an even faster rate with special elective lessons allowing you to tailor your own learning experience
  • General English Courses: With 6 hours less study per week than a Business English course, you will learn general English and have time to explore your destination
How Can We Help?
Our Student Advisors will help you choose the right course to suit your academic and professional goals.

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