Business English

The whole world becomes your career opportunity!

Why study Business English at NZLC?
Practical everyday skills you need to succeed in a working environment and in international business. The 6-week full-time Business English courses are very practical and focus on commonly used English and communication skills at work.
Topics covered include business etiquette in different cultures, interview techniques, meetings and telephone skills. By the end of the course, students will be able to deliver presentations with confidence.

6-week full time onsite course:

•    Taught by qualified, supportive and friendly teachers.
•    A focus on practical business skills.
•    Extra Business English study materials available.
•    Regular progress tests and feedback.
•    Graduation Certificate and Academic Report.
•    NZLC Auckland offers Business English courses at two levels so that you will be placed in a class aimed at your appropriate level.
Upper-Intermediate to Advanced: Module 1 (starts week 1 or each term)
Intermediate: Module 2 (starts week 7 of each term)

Choose your programme!

NZLC has a wide range of quality English programmes including General EnglishIELTSBusiness EnglishCambridgePathway Programme,  Young Learners CoursesEnglish Teacher Training, and Group Study Tours.

Below, you can see the full level and course chart. This will give you an idea of the courses available to suit your level of English.

Beginner: Can understand simple statements and requests within very familiar situations and can respond in short, learnt phrases or words.

Elementary (A1): Can understand and use very basic language on some personal topics.

Pre-Intermediate (A2): Can understand and use simple language on a range of personal topics and in relation to daily needs.

Intermediate 1 (B1): Can understand and use language related to personal or common every day topics such as education, work, travel and socialising, as well as discuss more abstract topics such as experiences, giving and asking for opinions, and agreeing and disagreeing politely.

Intermediate 2 (B1+): Can understand and more confidently use language related to familiar topics such as education, work, travel and socialising, as well as discuss more abstract topics in greater detail, such as experiences, hopes and plans for the future.

Upper Intermediate (B2): Can understand the main ideas of complex language on a range of concrete and abstract topics, and participate in conversations with native speakers without communication breaking down.

Advanced (C1): Can understand almost everything heard and read, and express ideas and information clearly, precisely and fluently on a full range of complex topics.

English Levels A1-C1 refer to the levels on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

A needs assessment will be carried out at the beginning of the course to identify which topics will be covered:

•    Meetings.
•    Telephone skills.
•    Networking.
•    Business writing (emails, formal letters, reports, writing for the internet, meeting agendas/minutes).
•    Business etiquette in different cultures.
•    Presentation skills.
•    Customer service English.
•    Interview techniques.

Business English (Morning Class)
LevelsModule 1: Upper Intermediate to Advanced / Module 2: Intermediate
Entry TestYes
Length6 weeks
TypeFull Time (20 hrs/wk) + 5 hrs/wk Electives/Activities (optional)
Course Start*Every 6 weeks on Monday (except public holidays)
Class Size12 (average) 16 (maximum)

*Minimum student numbers required.
**16 and 17 year old: Young Learners Tuition fee and Adult Textbook/Material Fee Policy apply.

Paula, Colombia.

“Choosing the Business English course was the best decision! I learnt so much useful vocabulary & I loved the individual feedback we got after presentations.”