Program Facts

This program is ideal if:

  • You are a university/college student or a professional who needs to use English in the workplace.
  • You are looking for a program with flexible start dates and course lengths to fit your busy schedule

Program length: Minimum 2 weeks

Program details:

  • 20 Business English lessons: These lessons include subjects such as workplace communication, participation in meetings, business writing skills and interview techniques.
  • 8 Elective lessons: Students can choose from an extensive list of interesting elective courses including:
    • Everyday English – a very practical course for low level students, giving them the language to communicate in a variety of every day situations they will encounter living in an English-speaking country. 
    • Skills Builder – an intensive English course in the receptive skills of reading and listening, that gives intermediate students exposure to the skills and strategies they need to become more efficient and effective readers and listeners. 
    • English in the Media – teachers on this course utilize a range of authentic texts from a variety of media sources (newspaper, magazine, internet, TV and radio) to encourage higher level students to develop their skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking.
    • Advanced Communication and Skills – features a balanced focus on the four core English skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Particular emphasis is placed on communicative strategies, such as dealing with communication breakdown, redirecting conversation, presenting arguments, etc. 
    • Exam Skills – intermediate and higher level students develop the language skills and linguistic knowledge necessary to succeed in the IELTS and TOEFL English exams. Students are also given a lot of practice in these exams, accompanied by hints and tips on exam techniques.
  •  7 Structured Study sessions: These sessions help to reinforce what you have learned and improve the areas where you need most practice using a blend of course books, online language exercises and interactive computer programs.

    Please note that the list of electives available varies between locations. 

  • Minimum age: 16

Entry level requirements: Intermediate-advanced English level; pre-arrival test

Start dates: Every Monday (or Tuesday if Monday is a public holiday)

Course locations: All of our English schools in the UK, Ireland and Australia.


After all your hard work, you'll want to know how much progress you've made since the start of your Intensive Business English course. Through careful and regular monitoring of your language level, we will be able to provide you with a Kaplan International Colleges Certificate of Achievement documenting your achievements in the English language.