A young man waiting to start his English lesson at the British Council. Caption: ‘Believe in yourself’

Our priority is to keep everyone safe while ensuring minimal disruption to your English learning experience. Find out more about our safety measures. Our Business English course is available online.


Our Online Business English 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
  • learn through structured learning tasks and activities that will help you improve your level of language proficiency in the workplace
  • have the opportunity to prepare for one of the internationally recognised Cambridge Assessment English Business certificates.

How will I be taught? 

We use carefully-selected published Business English titles as well as 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 five-week course

  • Course length

    20 hours over five weeks, four hours a week

  • How to register

    Book a free level test before registering

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Course dates & timetables

Course dates

Course 1 19 November–22 December 2020
Course 2 12 January–11 February 2021
Course 3 16 February–18 March 2021
Course 4 11 May–10 June 2021

Class timetables

Tuesday & Thursday 20.00–22.00