Adult courses business English

Our online Business Skills course is aimed at improving your language and career skills in 10 key areas of the workplace

  Career skills
1 Networking
2 Dealing with communication breakdown
3 Active listening
4 Making a presentation
5 Asking and answering difficult questions
6 Negotiating
7 Resolving conflict
8 Report writing
9 Writing emails
10 Coaching

Why should you choose this course with the British Council?

On this course, you will:

  • be taught by expert instructors with experience of the local business context
  • improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills as well as develop important career skills
  • learn through structured learning tasks and activities that will help you improve your level of language proficiency in the workplace.

How will I be taught? 

We use our own specially-developed supplementary materials. We strongly believe in a blended learning approach which requires individuals to prepare for the forthcoming lesson individually so that class time can be devoted to 'active learning' through discussion and language development. In practice, this involves participants reading/listening to a key text before each lesson and then working with your instructor in the lesson to explore the topic and language used. In recognition of your busy schedules, additional homework tasks are kept to a minimum.

Course information

  • Levels

    Upper-Intermediate, Advanced, Proficiency

  • Course fees

    €250 per ten-week course. Payment of the standard course fee of €250 by the start of the course.

  • Course length

    20 hours over ten weeks, two hours a week

  • How to register

    Book a free level test before registering

Online courses
Course dates & timetables

Course dates


Course A

  • 13 October – 15 December 2022
    Thursday, 20.00–22.00


Course B

  • 19 January – 23 March 2023
    Thursday, 20.00–22.00


Course C

  • 27 April – 29 June 2023
    Thursday, 20.00–22.00

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