Monthly Archives: February 2015


Executive Training

Executive Training

Executive and business language courses

What’s the difference between an executive and a business language course? What kind of environment suits executive clients? When is individual tuition better than a small group course and why should executive clients always do a needs analysis?  IALC’s executive language specialists explain….. Read more

Executive training, Rennert International

Executive training, Rennert International

3 advantages of Executive courses for business professionals

What is the best English course option for a highly motivated business professional? Executive courses are a top choice for busy professionals who already have a good knowledge of the English language but still need to build their confidence and competence in English in the workplace. Executive courses are beneficial for three main reasons: the classroom dynamics, the business curriculum, and the networking opportunities.

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Why take an Executive Course rather than a General Italian language course

Our Executive Courses are designed for professionals who need to improve the Italian language for their work, developing their knowledge of general language and studying the specialized language of their business field. We offer courses of Italian for specific purposes in the following fields: trading, administration, law, medicine, banking, diplomacy, HR, military, airline, etc. Read more

Sarah Gaylard, Director of Studies, Good Hope Studies

Sarah Gaylard, Director of Studies, Good Hope Studies

Key features of a Business course in English

A Business Course, also known as Business English or English for Work is often the right choice for students who need to be able to use English in a work environment. These courses are sometimes open, with students from different countries and work environments, usually in a small class. Sometimes the course is tailored to a specific group of students from the same company. And sometimes students who wish to focus on English for work choose to do private (one-to-one) lessons. Read more

John Miles, Managing Director, The London School of English, Canterbury.

John Miles, Managing Director, The London School of English, Canterbury.

Analysing clients’ needs is essential to the success of executive language courses

When differentiating between general and executive courses I think it is important not to be distracted by terminology (‘general’, ‘executive’, ‘business’) but to focus on the objectives of the client, their background, budget and how much time they have available, before considering the content and context of programmes offered to see what is most likely to meet those criteria and objectives.

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John Barnett, Principal, Cambridge Academy of English

John Barnett, Principal, Cambridge Academy of English

Executive courses have changed over the last 20 years

The Cambridge Academy of English opened its separate executive centre over 20 years ago. At that time we recognised that mature professionals were looking for flexible, intensive English training, which was relevant to both their working lives and the social situations they found themselves in. Read more

Executive courses at Emerald Cultural Institute

Executive courses at Emerald Cultural Institute

Recommending the right language course for an executive client

While general English is always an essential component of all English-language programmes, the context in which the language is learnt varies according to the specialist needs and priorities of professionals who book a business programme, either on a small group or one-to-one basis. Read more

Pierre Naudi, Director of Studies, ETI Executive Training Institute

Pierre Naudi, Director of Studies, ETI Executive Training Institute

General, Business or Executive English – Which is the best language course?

When would you recommend a client or trainee to take an executive course rather than a general language course?

Nowadays anyone interested in following an English Language course is spoilt for choice: General English, Fluent English, Business English, Executive English, Business Communication are just a few of the courses a trainee could choose from. But how does one decide which course best suits their learning needs and goals? Read more

3 tips to save time with the IALC language course finder

With so many language courses available, it is often difficult to know where to start. Whether you are looking for inspiration or want a quick answer for a client, here are 3 tips to save time using the IALC course finder.

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A trainer’s perspective on teaching to corporate clients

Whether your course is English for Business or Business English I think the most important point to make is that as trainers we have to recognise and value the skills and expertise of the participants. Read more

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