English for Specific Purposes courses

Best for learning industry-specific terminology in English for education or career purposes

English for Specific Purposes (ESP)

English for Specific Purposes (ESP) is the perfect program for students who want to improve their English for a specific profession and gain the confidence to talk about their industry in English.

  • Combines a mix of English classes and specific purpose lessons
  • English for Specific Purposes syllabus gives you functional language related to a particular topic
  • Prepare yourself for working abroad in your chosen profession
  • Experience local industries first-hand with our subject-specific activities program (optional)
  • Available as part of a 2-week Intensive English course


English for Specific Purposes subjects include:


Common legal terms and conditions

Types of business

Company liability

Assessing legal risks

Planning an acquisition


Emergency medicine




Tropical diseases

The English for Specific Purposes course is available as part of a minimum 2-week Intensive English course.

Where can I study English for Specific Purposes courses?

Location Dates (26 June; 03 July; 10 July)* Dates (24 July; 31 July; 07 August)**






Leicester Square



Minimum booking 2 weeks

*Courses run until 21 July

**Courses run until 18 August

  • You want to combine English language learning with interesting topics
  • You want to learn practical English terminology for your chosen subject
  • You want to achieve a high level of fluency in English
  • You want to build a foundation for higher education or a particular career
  • You want to build a more attractive CV, résumé, or university application

Key facts

  • Course length
    2+ weeks (Maximum 8 weeks per location)
  • Entry level
    Intermediate English
    What is my English level
  • Minimum age
    16 Years old
  • Lesson hours
    45 minute lessons
  • Class size
    Average 12, maximum 15
  • Timetable

    All courses are Monday-Friday, with morning or afternoon classes

Course structure
  • 20 lessons (15 hours) of General English
  • 8 lessons (6 hours) of English for Specific Purposes
  • K +clubs study group, and K +tools and K +eXtra online learning
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