IH Certificate in Teaching Business English (Online) (IHBET)

  • 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:

Basic Business Awareness Professional skills Methodology and materials
Course introduction Strand introduction Learner-centred approaches
Business speaking skills Needs analysis Approaches to classroom practice
Business writing skills Syllabus design The lexical approach
Corporate structure Principles of lesson planning Practising speaking skills
Marketing “The client approach” to teaching executives Practising writing skills
Sales Conducting feedback Using authentic materials
Accountancy Adapting published materials
Banking Adapting materials from video and radio
Markets The numerical-graphical approach
Human Resources Management 1 Business games
Human Resources Management 2 Creating your own materials
Product Development and production

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.

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

Non-IH staff: £430 (excluding VAT)

£552 (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.

The next course dates (plus two weeks for the final assessment) are:

  • 3 Feb 18 to 19 May 18
  • 19 May 18 to 1 Sep 18
  • 20 Oct 18 to 9 Feb 19

Firstly, to be considered you need to meet the following requirements:

Applicants require a pre-service teaching qualification such as IHC or CELTA.

Applicants require regular / daily access to the internet with a good connection.

Applicants need to be able to dedicate 50 hours to the course during a ten week period.

Secondly, you need to complete the application form and email it to us.  If your initial application is successful then you will be invited for interview.  In some cases we may request additional information before your application can be considered further.  Overseas applicants will be interviewed by Skype.

Successful candidates will receive a formal acceptance email, together with details for payment.  We can only reserve places on courses for applicants who have made an initial deposit.  Full payment must be made four weeks before the course starts.

Click here to download the application task