The IH Business English Teaching course is run completely online and contains 30 modules divided into 3 strands: basic business awareness, professional skills and methodology and materials:
|Basic Business Awareness||Professional skills||Methodology and materials|
|Course introduction||Strand introduction||Learner-centred approaches|
|Business speaking skills||Needs analysis||Approaches to classroom practice|
|Business writing skills||Syllabus design||The lexical approach|
|Corporate structure||Principles of lesson planning||Practising speaking skills|
|Marketing||“The client approach” to teaching executives||Practising writing skills|
|Sales||Conducting feedback||Using authentic materials|
|Accountancy||Adapting published materials|
|Banking||Adapting materials from video and radio|
|Markets||The numerical-graphical approach|
|Human Resources Management 1||Business games|
|Human Resources Management 2||Creating your own materials|
|Product Development and production|
Candidates submit a post-course reflective assignment and a portfolio of seven tasks taken from the homework set in Strands 2 and 3 of the course. The final portfolio is moderated by the IHWO Assessment Unit.
On average participants spend a minimum of 7 hours per week online and doing tasks. The workload depends on you, how much do you want to invest into the course, and how much do you want to get out of the course. The more time you are prepared to invest, the more you will get out of this course. What is great about this online Business English course, is that you do not have fixed times when you have to be online, so you can tailor the course around your workload.