Qualified Teachers

Certificate in Teaching Business English

Deepen your knowledge of English language teaching with the BET course.

The Business English Teaching Level 1 course (BET 1) is a 50-hour course consisting of 30 hours of input (face-to-face at our centre in Frankfurt) and 20 hours of homework (reading or action research) tasks, plus a post-course reflection. In addition to this, participants are given reading to do in advance of each session, which will form the basis of the session itself.

The course is designed to give course participants a good grasp of the main issues and techniques involved in teaching business English, so they feel confident enough to go away to experiment and try out techniques for themselves in their teaching environment. Some of the tasks involve action research in the classroom.

There is no assessed teaching in this course; assessment takes place through means of a post-course reflective assignment and the submission of a portfolio of seven tasks taken from the homework set.

The course is aimed at either newly qualified teachers (post-CELTA/IHCTL) or more experienced teachers who are new to teaching Business English. Successful completion of the course will earn participants a certificate and also prepare them to take the LCCI FTBE exam (London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Further Certificate for Teachers of Business English) should they wish further accreditation.

Entry Requirements

  • You must have an initial teaching qualification such as CELTA.
  • You need to have access to a business English student/students (or an in-company general English class) during the course.

Time Commitment

  • Pre-session reading (of between 2 and 12 pages).
  • 30 hours of input.
  • 20 hours of homework / action research tasks.
  • Writing a 1500 word post-course reflective assignment.



Application Procedure

If you are interested in taking this course, please contact our Teacher Training department at info@polyskills.de and we will send you an application form and arrange an interview with one of our trainers.