Professional Pathways

Business English | Professional Certificates | Career Preparation Activity |

Business English

This course will develop your English skills and confidence for a variety of business contexts such as presentations, meetings and negotiations. The syllabus combines practical skills with business and industry specific language tailored to your needs so you make the right impact with your future clients and colleagues.Your English language fluency will improve as you study business vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation relating to a range of topics that include sales, marketing and advertising, human resources, administration, finance and management.

Your language and practical skills will grow through various activities such as reading correspondence and reports, writing letters and emails, negotiating, preparing and delivering presentations and socialising and networking.

Key Features

  • Essential, Standard or Intensive course with specialist modules introducing functional business vocabulary for applied use in the workplace
  • Develops the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills needed in the commercial world
  • Improves grammar and extends business vocabulary


Professional Certificates

Explore business concepts and apply your English skills to team projects and case studies in three main business subjects. Learn from experienced teachers, local business leaders and new entrepreneurs as they share their experience and insight of the business world. The Professional Certificates are for students with an upper-intermediate level of English who want to learn business skills in an American setting, build professional networks and gain a Certificate to enhance their professional resume.


  • Develop your English communication skills in authentic business situations
  • Speak with American business people in their companies or during company visits to your school
  • Learn from experienced business teachers
  • Practice team-work and presentation skills necessary to succeed in any business
  • Network and make international contacts
  • Add projects to your resume and personal on-line profiles to boost your career.


Career Preparation Activity

Stafford House offers you a global professional experience with the Career Preparation Activity. Develop your resume and interview skills and progress with confidence towards your career goals by spending time in an American company.


  • Practice English with American colleagues and experience an authentic work environment
  • Learn industry-specific vocabulary and the casual English used in the workplace
  • Apply your skills and knowledge to host company projects and tasks
  • Learn interview skills and build confidence for your placement and future job searches