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Jump into this specialist course now and become a Business English expert! Our 60-hour course is asccredited and will provide you with the best training for this area, all from the comfort of your own home! You will study 5 modules which are broken up into shorter manageable lessons. Each lesson covers a key aspect of teaching Business English.

Business English is an important specialism of TEFL and can unlock more lucrative opportunities for TEFL teachers. Business English involves teaching English to professional so that they can communicate and carry out their work responsibilities in the language. Our brand-new Level 5 TEFL Teaching Business English will put you ahead of the rest in this market. The demand for Business English is high, so this course can unlock many opportunities for you!

You will learn the key differences between teaching General English and Business English. That’s not to say that what you have learnt already won’t come in useful, after all, it gave you the foundations of teaching! To teach Business English, you will need to consider the reasons why students study this area, and how to plan effectively for this. You will also look at how to select activities and materials especially for this group – something which is crucial to ensure efficient learning.

You will have 6 months to complete your course.
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Once you have completed our course, you are gaining a lifetime certification.
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Our Course Style

We offer all our courses online and in the form of self-study. This means you can get qualified to teach Business English on your own time. You access the modules when and where you want. You have complete control over when you study and can access your course 24/7, so you can progress through the modules at your own pace.

4 Benefits of Teaching Business English
  1. With the Level 5 Teaching Business English course, you will have the upper hand in the market. Employers will see that you have specialist knowledge in this area and are fully prepared to cater to the needs of Business English students.
  2. The Level 5 Teaching Business English course will give you the confidence to teach Business English. Teaching this specialty requires extra training and the course will give you the necessary skills to teach this level and be prepared for the classroom!
  3. Our course includes a free digital and hard copy certificate (terms and conditions apply!) This means that there is no extra cost to you at the end of the course! The course content is brand new and updated so that you, the learner, can have the best learning experience. Our interactive activities will keep you motivated to learn more and more!
  4. Business English can be a lucrative area of TEFL. If you can break into this market and be successful, then you can earn more money than working in General English. This course will help you get there!
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.


The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) is the regulator for vocational qualifications in England and Northern Ireland. Ofqual gives formal recognition to Awarding Organizations and monitors their activities. Ofqual has given approval for Highfield, the Awarding Organization (AO), to provide a wide range of regulated qualifications in varying sectors, including Education and Training.

You will gain 38 Credit Points at Level 5 (RQF) on successful completion of the 180 hour Ofqual regulated TEFL Diploma course (launched October 2021), which is more than most Level 5 TEFL qualifications. Qualification Number 610/1571/4 on the Ofqual Register.

View the TEFL Institute’s qualification status on the Ofqual Register


DEAC is a prestigious accrediting agency based in the United States. Its Approval Quality Curriculum (AQC) status signifies that a program or course has met its rigorous quality standards. For our Level 5 TEFL Courses, DEAC approval means that our curriculum, assessments, and overall standards align with those set by US educational authorities. AQC stands for Approved Quality Curriculum. It is a status granted by DEAC to signify that a particular curriculum or course offered by an educational institution meets the rigorous quality standards set by DEAC. Essentially, AQC indicates that the curriculum has been thoroughly reviewed and approved by DEAC for its quality and adherence to educational standards.

At The TEFL Institute, we proudly announce that our Level 5 TEFL Courses have received approval from DEAC, the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. DEAC’s AQC designation signifies that our courses meet stringent quality standards, ensuring that our students receive the highest quality education in the field of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). This approval underscores our commitment to providing exceptional TEFL training that meets global standards of excellence.


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.

Ireland's 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
Weekly Zoom Classes, Personal Tutor Assigned to Each learner + Discord Board to connect with other learners
Accredited TEFL Training
TEFL training approved by ODLQC & ACDL
Job Support
Lifetime Access to our Jobs Board & recruitment team ready to help you kickstart your TEFL career
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.
Zoom Sessions with Your Mentor
Weekly coom classes with our academic team.
Course Content Breakdown
3-6 weeks • TEFL Institute of Ireland mentorship • approx. 4-5 hrs/week time commitment
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Module 1: The Principles of Teaching Business English

In this module, you’ll learn the fundamentals of Teaching Business English including the key motivations for these learners and how your role as the teacher can influence these lessons. You’ll also look at the type of language typically taught in these courses and how this differs from General English.

Module 2: The Principles of Needs Analyses, Course Design, and Materials for Teaching Business English

In Module 2, you’ll learn all about Business English syllabuses and how to understand and implement these in courses that you teach. You’ll also look at classroom management techniques and how to use materials for teaching Business English.

Module 3: The Principles of Teaching Business English Skills

In the third module of the course, you’ll look at the key skills in English and how to teach these for the Business English context. You’ll examine how these are important for Business English learners and how to adapt you materials to suit the needs of the learners for these skills.

Module 4: The Principles of Teaching Business English Grammar, Vocabulary and English for Specific Purposes (ESP)

In Module 4, you will look more closely at how we teach grammar and vocabulary in Business English classes, and how important these are for this context. You’ll also look at the branch of English for Special Purposes (ESP)  and what materials you might use if you decide to teach this niche are of TEFL.

Module 5: The Principles of Business English Lesson Planning

In the final module of the Teaching Business English course, you will focus on how to incorporate everything you’ve learnt so far into lesson planning for this context. You will practise writing lesson plans for Business English classes and also reflect on your work to make you a better teacher.


60 Hour Level 5 Awards: This is a Level 5 Award which includes progress quizzes after each module that are graded instantly. They require a 100% grade to pass. After studying all 5 Modules, you will have to submit one final written assessment that is assessed. The written assessment is approximately 25 questions and will be marked by The TEFL Institute academic assessors. A grate of 100% is required to pass. If any answers are not correct, you may be required to complete a resubmission.

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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Tracy was my advisor and she was so beyond amazing! SO helpful and so kind while responding to my questions, fabulous service:)
erin ewald
erin ewald
18:08 12 Jun 24
Sórcha helped me out a lot with my job hunt after I completed my 120 hour course. Highly recommend!
I was very impressed with the customer care when communicating with the TEFL institute of Ireland. Tracy was always quick to respond and went out of her way to respond to my (endless) questions. I was particularly impressed by the way she would contact different teams to get answers specific to my situation. Thank you so much Tracy!
Sal Allsop
Sal Allsop
09:08 11 Jun 24
great courses and Tracy from the customer service is the best:)
Yasmin R. Mahmoud
Yasmin R. Mahmoud
17:39 10 Jun 24
Really good comprehensive course that is definitely learner friendly. Customer support is great as well shout out Sórcha
Adam O'Reilly
Adam O'Reilly
16:23 10 Jun 24
Tracy was super helpful with my query! very friendly and efficient!
Áine Hartnett
Áine Hartnett
13:19 10 Jun 24
Sórcha was so helpful and answered the many questions I had!
Loz B
Loz B
10:39 10 Jun 24
Thank you for the well-structured course on IELTS teaching. The course helps consolidate and learn the information about IELTS structure, its parts, bands and many more. Will definitely use it while preparing for my classes. I also think it'd be a good idea to have some videos of the classes taken by IELTS teachers on different aspects to make the course more practical.
Diana Kupratsevich
Diana Kupratsevich
09:40 10 Jun 24
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What are the technological requirements to complete this course?

This Level 5 course can be completed on a desktop/ laptop PC or on a mobile device via our app (available on the Apple and Google Play stores). In general, we recommend a good internet connection with a minimum of 10mbps download speed and 2mbps upload speed. In order to complete the course, you will need to be connected to the internet at all times.

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