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30 Hour Teaching Business English Specialist Course

Become a specialist in teaching business English with 30 hours of advanced online training. Did you know that there’s a difference between teaching business English and teaching general English? Our accredited course will teach you how to adapt your TEFL skills to deliver practical lessons to this unique group of learners. 

Broken down into seven modules, you’ll learn everything you need to teach the business language of the world. On completion, you’ll be prepared to teach in a variety of settings. Teach business English online from the comfort of your home or address a class of business professionals – the choice is yours! 

The demand for professional business English teachers is on the rise. And, with no signs of it slow down, now is the ideal time to expand your knowledge and enter this growing TEFL market. What are you waiting for? Add this specialist qualification to your CV and stand out to TEFL employers worldwide. 

is the average amount of time it takes to complete this course.
Once you have completed our course, you are gaining a lifetime certification.
Our Course Style

We know life can get busy. That’s why we’re firm believers of self-paced learning. With all our online TEFL courses, you can set your own study schedule and learn when it suits you. With 24/7 online access to your course, you can proceed from one module to the next at your own pace using any device. 

Why This Course

With the growth of global business practices, speaking English in the workplace is a highly sought-after skill. This continuing trend means the demand for specialist business English teachers is on the rise. Get your teaching business English certificate, and you’ll have access to higher-paying, motivated students, too! 

Our Accreditations


Approved Center Number: 21335

Highfield Qualifications are a global leader in compliance and work-based learning and apprenticeship qualifications and one of the UK’s most recognisable awarding organisations. The TEFL Institute is an approved training center by Highfield Qualifications, an independent Ofqual approved Awarding Organization. This means the TEFL Institute has met Highfield’s expectations for developing and delivering high quality courses in the TEFL industry. Every year, Highfield maintains evaluation visits to ensure we are consistently meeting the high standards with our training.


ODLQC was founded in 1969 as the Council for the Accreditation of Correspondence Colleges, becoming the Open and Distance Learning Quality Council in 1995.Accreditation follows a rigorous assessment of a provider’s administrative and tutorial methods, educational materials and publicity, to ensure that all Standards are met. Our courses undergo strict external monitoring and control checks an on ongoing basis to ensure you receive the highest quality teacher training experience.

View the TEFL Institute’s verification on ODLQC website.


ACDL – Accreditation number: 2854-2540

The TEFL Institute of Ireland is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Distance Learning (ACDL), an accreditation body which specialises in distance learning courses. Our accreditation by ACDL reflects the high-quality distance learning offered by The TEFL Institute.

To learn more, visit their website: ACDL

Irelands Leading TEFL Provider

The TEFL Institute of Ireland is one of the most respected TEFL course providers. Our high-quality learning experiences and internationally recognised courses have earned us a solid reputation in the TEFL industry. Trusted by TEFL employers worldwide, a qualification with us opens doors in the TEFL world. 

What's Included
Our courses are built with students’ experience in mind - proven learning principles, mentorship. Once you complete our training you are unlocking all the tools you need to begin your English teaching career.
Internationally recognised
TEFL certifcate Digital Completion Certificate Included
Full Suite of Tutor Support
Personal Tutor Assigned to Each learner + Discord Board to connect with other learners
Accredited Courses
TEFL training approved by ODLQC & ACDL
Job Support
6 Months Access to our Jobs Board
Employer Certificate Verification
Your future employer can verify if your certificate is on our database and accredited
TEFL on the Go App
All Students can complete their training from any device, from anywhere in the world
24/7 Access
Self-paced online TEFL Course. Complete the course at your own pace, and at times that suit you. Even if you are working or studying you can complete the course at ease with our 6 months study time.
Course Content Breakdown
2-4 weeks • approx. 4-5 hrs/week time commitment
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Module 1: Introduction to Teaching Business English

By the end of this module, you will:

  • Have a clearer understanding of how learning and teaching Business English differs from General English.
  • Have considered a range of different teaching contexts from classroom-based lessons to distance learning.
  • Have a clearer understanding of the role of the Business English teacher.
  • Have a greater understanding of the need to present language in context and focus on specific business communication skills.
Module 2: Needs Analysis & Course Design

By the end of this module, you will:

  • Have a clearer understanding of how to conduct an effective needs analysis or language audit.
  • Be able to confidently design a course with appropriate objectives and syllabus components.
Module 3: Selecting & Developing Materials

By the end of this module, you will:

  • Have a greater awareness of the range of materials used to teach Business English.
  • Be better able to select appropriate materials when planning Business English classes.
Module 4: Teaching Business Speaking Skills

By the end of this module, you will:

  • Have a greater awareness of the range of Business English speaking skills taught in class.
  • Be more confident about teaching a range of Business English speaking skills.
Module 5: Teaching Business Writing Skills

By the end of this module, you will:

  • Have a greater awareness of the range of Business English writing skills taught in class.
  • Be more confident about teaching a range of Business English writing skills.
Module 6: Intercultural Training

By the end of this module, you will:

  • Understand the need for intercultural training and different cultural dimensions.
  • Know how to use practical activities in class to help learners understand their own culture, other cultures and how to cope with different cultures.
Module 7: Teaching English for Specific Purposes

By the end of this module, you will:

  • Understand what is involved in teaching an ESP course and how this differs from teaching a General Business English course.
  • Have gained more confidence in teaching ESP.
  • Be able to consider the need for a clear needs analysis, subject knowledge and choosing suitable materials.
  • Have gained confidence in planning an ESP course and individual lessons

By the end of this module, you will:

  • Includes end of course test with multiple questions, requiring a pass mark of 80% or above.
Meet your instructors
Youre not in this alone, as part of this course youll be matched with a mentor from our academic team. Mentors are CELTA & DELTA qualified, and have at least 4 years of teaching experience. Whenever you will need help our tutor team is there to guide you. create alongside them, and receive weekly live & asynchronous feedback on real-world projects.
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Michelle was really great at explaining different concepts! Really enjoyed the lessons we had and I’m now much more confident at teaching English!
Ben Long
Ben Long
11:49 04 Dec 23
Excellent course, easy to use platform, I received certificate immediately on completion of course. Also big thanks to my tutor Michelle ! Would definitely recommend
Tanya Kenny
Tanya Kenny
23:26 03 Dec 23
I have done 2 TEFL courses with the institute. I found both the courses useful and pretty informative. I would recommend these courses for those who wish to get into the exciting world of English language teaching. Rachel Walsh has been very supportive to me throughout the 2 courses.
Smitha Abraham
Smitha Abraham
16:52 01 Dec 23
I am pleased to announce I have just completed my TEFL Level 5 Advanced Diploma! The team at the TEFL Institute of Ireland are amazing and super helpful when it comes to support and advice. Rachel Walsh was particularly helpful and I think she deserves a special mention for organizing a bonus module free of charge. I would highly recommend The Institute to career changers or anyone looking to up skill. Their online delivery is smart and simple to use.
Luke Duckett
Luke Duckett
13:42 01 Dec 23
I had a great experience in taking the 180 Hour Level 5 TEFL Diploma Course. I have been working as a foreign language teacher over a decade and the course truly enriched my professional skills. The fact that it englobes the experience of working as a teacher in online and face to face classes for both young learners and adults makes this course an indispensable opportunity. I also would like to enjoy this moment to thank Rachel Walsh, the customer support advisor, who kept informed during the whole process.
Amanda Poncio
Amanda Poncio
12:56 01 Dec 23
I complete my 180 hours Tefl course and I would highly recommend any teacher or professional to take this course. The detailed learning materials provided in this course helped me to upskill your English language skills.
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Maheen Wasif
06:38 30 Nov 23
Many-many thanks for the assistance provided today by Shauna White, Sales Manager TEFL Institute of Ireland! Really appreciated! She is my hero today! No doubt, Shauna is the right person on the right place! Such a generous! She helped me to get other 3 months extension (FOR FREE!) with my course! It's the best gift I could receive from the TEFL Institute, although I didn't expect it, it was a wonderful surprise! Thank you, Shauna, thank you Rachel, my personal tutor, thank you TEFL Institute, you are the best provider! I recommend to everyone!
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Carolina Cernean
13:44 24 Nov 23
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