IH Certificate in Teaching Business English (Online)

  • Who is it for?
    • Qualified teachers with little or no experience of teaching business English.
    • General English teachers wanting to diversify into business English.
    • Newly qualified teachers wanting to expand their teaching experience.

    To give participants the necessary skills and knowledge to start teaching business English.


    The IH BET course is run completely online and contains 30 modules divided into 3 strands: basic business awareness, professional skills and methodology and materials:

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Basic Business AwarenessProfessional skillsMethodology and materials
Course introductionStrand introductionLearner-centred approaches
Business speaking skillsNeeds analysisApproaches to classroom practice
Business writing skillsSyllabus designThe lexical approach
Corporate structurePrinciples of lesson planningPracticing speaking skills
Marketing“The client approach” to teaching executivesPracticing writing skills
SalesConducting feedbackUsing authentic materials
AccountancyAdapting published materials
BankingAdapting materials from video and radio
MarketsThe numerical-graphical approach
Human Resources Management 1Business games
Human Resources Management 2Creating your own materials
Product Development and production
Structure & Assessment

There is no assessed teaching in this course. Candidates submit a post-course reflective assignment and a portfolio of seven tasks taken from the homework set in Strands 2 and 3 of the course. The final portfolio is moderated by the IH Assessment Unit. The course is run by qualified and experienced Business English teachers who hold an online tutoring qualification. The grading of the course is Pass or Fail.

Time Commitment

This is a 50-hour course if taken face to face. On average participants spend a minimum of 7 hours per week online and doing tasks.


IH staff: £250 (excluding VAT)

£300 (including VAT)

Non-IH staff: £430 (excluding VAT)

£516 (including VAT)

If the fee will be paid by a business outside of the UK, VAT can be deducted from the prices listed. Please enquire upon application.

  • 24th October, 2015 – 12th February, 2016, (plus a further 2 weeks to complete the assessed portfolio).
How to Apply

This course can only be taken online via IH Online Teacher Training. Download the Application Form, fill it in and email to ttc@ihdoha.com