Why EfL?

At EfL, we appreciate that your time is valuable. Our English for Business language lessons are a highly flexible, efficient and cost-effective way of learning because:

  • each course is designed specifically to meet your needs
  • individual lessons are conducted via distance tutoring, using Skype/Facetime and email, for maximum convenience

Our English for Business teachers, all Masters graduates, have a strong background in private, public and not-for-profit sectors. With extensive experience and training in management, administration and customer service, we can help you to communicate clearly and effectively in a business environment, whether private, public or not-for-profit.

Needs assessment

We arrange a discussion with you, and your employer if appropriate, looking first of all at your current role at work. Together, we assess your ability to perform that role well and the skills you need in order to develop your career in the future. This assessment is free of charge.

What do we teach?

During your assessment, we establish your learning priorities from the following:

  • writing formal and informal emails
  • report writing
  • writing for social media
  • telephoning
  • dealing with customers
  • networking
  • taking part in meetings
  • making presentations
  • pronunciation

We then develop a course of study using appropriate course books, plus actual scenarios and materials from your work situation, for example, emails, reports and presentations.

Length of the course

 Courses are normally 10 or more, 50 minutes in length.

Contact Us

For more information and to discuss your learning needs, contact our qualified tutors now.

 

Case study

Alfonso asked for help with his English at work because his spoken English is holding him back in his career. He can use business language quite well, but struggles with everyday English. He often has to ask people to repeat themselves, and they have to do the same to him. 

Following an initial assessment, we started work on slowing his speech down by learning to pause in the right places, pronouncing words more fully and clearly, and fixing a few faulty vowel sounds.

Tuition is essential for Alfonso to learn what, how and why he needs to change the way he speaks, but lessons alone won’t be enough. Like physical fitness training or learning a musical instrument, frequent and regular practice is essential.  This is because the brain remembers very well what it learnt yesterday, and builds on it, but forgets after a week without practice. Alfonso’s first task is therefore to read out loud from business texts for 20 minutes every day, following my instructions. 

We’ve also talked about how Alfonso’s family could help him to improve his everyday English.  Not surprisingly, at home Alfonso and his family mostly use their native language.  However, the children are growing up speaking English.  Sure, it’s really important to help the kids keep their native language alive, but how about helping Mum and Dad’s learning as well, by having one day a week, or one hour a day, when only English is spoken at home?