Ben Dobbs: International Training and Coaching

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About the Course:

BD Communications is an independent Cert IBET course provider and is accredited by English UK and Trinity College London to run the Certificate in International Business English Training (Cert IBET) teacher training course.


This is a 60 hour course over 8 - 10 days aimed at anyone wanting to achieve a formal qualification in Business English teaching and who aspires to become a Business English teacher or Business Communication trainer. The course is held at numerous international locations on a face-to-face basis with groups of between 4 and 16 trainees.


Locations, Upcoming Public Courses and Fees:

BD Communications runs open Cert IBET courses in Pakistan (Lahore), Czech Republic (Prague), Ireland (Dublin), Iran (Tehran), the UK (Liverpool), Malta (St Julian's) and the UAE (Dubai). Upcoming courses:


                   Liverpool, UK            21st May to 1st June, 2018            £800 + £140 moderation fee

                   Dublin, Ireland         21st May to 1st June, 2018            €900 + €160 moderation fee


Closed / private courses can also be arranged on request for schools or teachers' associations.



You will learn everything you need to know (and more) about Business English and Business Communication training including:

- What Business English is

- Teaching vs. training approaches

- Training key functions including presentations, negotiations, meetings, telephoning and conference calling, business writing and socialising and networking

- How to conduct training needs analysis and assessment

- Business English examinations including BEC and BULATS

- How to train using case studies and analytical tools including SWOT, PESTLE and more

- Coaching approaches

- Intercultural communication training

- Key business terminology and knowledge from HR, Finance, Marketing and more

- Business English, ESP and ESAP

- Using roleplays and simulations

- Using published resources and creating your own

- Training one-to-one

- Working in-company

- CEFR and Business English

- Training grammar, vocabulary lexis and pronunciation in Business English



You should have a level of English of C1 / IELTS 7.5+ to take part as well as an initial qualification such as the Cambridge CELTA or Trinity Cert TESOL and, preferably but non-essentially, two years of relevant teaching experience. Knowledge or experience of business is helpful but you will be taught many things you need to know during the course.



100% attendance on the face-to-face course is required as well as passing of an assignment. The assignment involves answering one of four questions on the practical aspects and implementation of Business English training. This is around 3000 words and must be completed within 12 weeks of the end of the course.



Click here for an application form or e-mail for more information.


Reading List:

Download a list of recommended reading here or view online here.



A minimum of 4 trainees is required for a course to run. Courses will be confirmed 28 days before the scheduled start date with interested participants. Fees should be settled before the course.







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