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 Zoom 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.

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
  • 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, 45 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 was holding him back in his career. He could use business language quite well, but struggled with everyday English. He often had to ask people to repeat themselves, and they had to do the same to him. 

Following an initial assessment, we worked on slowing his speech down by learning to pause in the right places, pronouncing words more fully and clearly, fixing a few faulty vowel sounds, and learning how to add emphasis for effective speaking. Tuition has been essential for Alfonso to learn what, how and why he needs to change the way he speaks. 

However, like physical fitness training or learning a musical instrument, frequent and regular practice between lessons is also essential. This is because the brain remembers very well what it learnt yesterday, but quickly forgets after a week without practice. Alfonso’s homework task has therefore been to read out loud from business-related texts for a few minutes every day. As a result, he has made steady progress, and his confidence at work is growing steadily.