Business English (Night)

19th August 2019

5 weeks, Mon 7:00PM - 9:00PM
$140.00 incl. gst

4th November 2019

5 weeks, Mon 7:00PM - 9:00PM
$140.00 incl. gst

Explore the options available in terms of jobs, self-employment, business, and investments. Learn how to write a CV that will make you stand out from the crowd and practice the skill of presenting yourself to meet employers' requirements. Also covers business structures, finance, loans, investments, and accounting while revising the ways we can express the present, past, future and the hypothetical meanings and how they relate in the time scale graph.  (Ask your workplace for support as part of your professional development).

Week One

  • A brief analysis of the students' needs
  • Tap into their current level of English
  • Elaborate on the general NZ and international Workplace
  • Presenting the availability of options in terms of jobs, self-employment, business, and investments
  • Discuss students' understanding of the above
  • Practising the skill of presenting themselves to meet employers' requirements.

Week Two

Writing a Resume (CV-Curriculum Vitae)

  • Elements of Resume
  • How to study employer's websites (where to find relevant information)
  • Writing the resume to match the employer's requirements
  • Interview (how to answer critical questions and get the job)
  • The job market (competition and how to deal with it)
  • Grammar highlights: the meaning of the simple present, present continuous and present perfect and how they relate in the time scale graph

Week Three

Self-Employed (Small Business)

  • Working with practical examples related to each individual student
  • The anatomy of a shop
  • introducing leverage, a first, most important step to creating business
  • Retail
  • Wholesale
  • The Psychology of selling
  • sales copy - AIDA

Week Four


  • Creating a business
  • Business Structure
  • Business Plan
  • Market, market segmentation, and competition
  • How to obtain finance for your business: loans and investment
  • Accounting
  • Why businesses fail, Pareto principle: 20/80 rule
  • Grammar highlights: Expressing the future in English

Week Five


  • Banking
  • Opening a bank account: saving acc., checking acc.
  • Saving, interest
  • Credit cards, debit cards
  • real estate - asset or liability
  • Stocks, stock market
  • investing in stocks
  • How to make (or lose) money in the stock market
  • Currency (forex) market
  • Investing in bonds
  • Grammar highlights: expressing hypothetical meaning ('if I were you...'),
  • Conveying meaning through the rhythm and intonation patterns in English




Please note: All courses need a minimum number to go ahead. If your course does not have enough enrolments, we regret that we will have to cancel and will let you know either by email or text. Courses are usually cancelled, when necessary, 2-3 working days prior to the scheduled start date.