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Premium Courses - Tailored Business English in large groups, mini-groups and private lessons

LSI has over 50 years’ experience in professional training and specialised language courses.

LSI provides English for business and English for management courses at our language centres around the world and online. We offer a wide range of business English courses for individuals and small groups. We design special programmes to meet your specific needs. Our fully qualified and experienced language trainers use the latest teaching methods and technology. We establish a detailed course plan with you to help you achieve your objectives, which makes LSI the perfect place to study English for business or professional purposes.

We also have a dedicated Professional Centre based on the top floor of our London Central school offering a calm and quiet environment for our professional clients to study and socialise.

Why LSI?

  • Language training experts since 1965
  • Courses for individuals and small groups
  • English for business and specific careers
  • Specially tailored language courses
  • The latest technology in language learning
  • Dedicated professional centre

Premium Course Options


Individual tuition is the fastest way to learn a language. Whether you need general or specialised language, each course is designed for your needs and adapted to your rate of progress.

It is the perfect option if you have specific targets or limited time. It is particularly convenient for professionals and executives preparing for a trip abroad, or negotiations and presentations in a foreign language.

Our reputation for adaptability and flexibility means that your trainers respond to any further requirements you may have.

Course details

  • 20, 30, 40, or 50 individual lessons per week
  • Beginner to Advanced levels
  • 1 lesson: 45 minutes (in the USA and Canada 50 minutes)
  • Courses begin: every Monday

9 Day Compact

For people with special aims which must be met in a short space of time.

Requiring just one week away from the office, this course is ideal for busy professionals and executives who need to prepare for presentations and meetings in a foreign language.

The course includes lunch with your teacher, giving you the opportunity to work on your social language - also vital in a business situation.

Course details

  • 82 or 92 individual lessons
  • 1 lesson: 45 minutes (in the USA and Canada 50 minutes)
  • 9 consecutive days
  • Courses begin: every Saturday

Mini Group

This course combines general grammar and skills development with an in-depth focus on the language of business.

The small, intensive group provides the ideal opportunity to practise negotiation, presentation and meeting skills in a realistic situation.

Intercultural awareness is important in global business and communication. The international mix of our courses and experience of our teachers provides the perfect forum in which to gain this valuable knowledge.

Course details

  • 20, 30 or 40 lessons per week
  • Participants: maximum 5
  • Minimum age: 19 years
  • Intermediate to Advanced levels*
  • 1 lesson: 45 minutes (in the USA and Canada 50 minutes)
  • Courses begin: every Monday

* Course also available for Pre-Intermediate level. Contact individual schools for details.

Mini Group + One-to-One

Designed to complement the Mini Group, Plus courses are individual lessons flexibly arranged when you need extra help on a specific area or want to increase your rate of progress.

Sample course plans

  • 40 Mini Group lessons + 5 One-to-One lessons per week
  • 30 Mini Group lessons + 10 One-to-One lessons per week
  • 20 Mini Group lessons + 20 One-to-One lessons per week
  • 2 weeks Mini Group (40 lessons per week) + 1 week One-to-One (40 lessons per week)

English for Business Courses

English for Business

English is the international language of business. We have therefore developed a special, flexible, 12 module course designed to rapidly improve your business communication skills.

Every 12 weeks, we recycle the modules with a fresh syllabus. This means students who wish to study longer and consolidate and expand their knowledge of a particular area, can do so without repeating any material.

Course details

  • 10 lessons a week (1 lesson : 50 minutes)
  • Afternoon option on our LSI Intensive 30 course (25 hours per week of study)
  • 15 students max. per class
  • Course length: 1-23 weeks
  • Intermediate to Advanced Level
  • Each module is separate and lasts for one week
  • Can be part of the ISY programme
  • Module start dates: contact school
  • Students can join every Monday
  • Ages 16+

In each module, through a combination of written exercises, presentations, dialogues and role-plays in realistic business situations, you will practice and improve your skills in: business vocabulary and “buzz words”, email, memo and letter writing, negotiating, interviewing and telephoning in English.

Module 1 International Trade
Module 2 Developing Leadership Skills & Teambuilding
Module 3 Effective Communication in Presentations
Module 4 Decision Making, Motivation & Delegation, Effective Communication in Meetings
Module 5 Marketing & Advertising
Module 6 E-Commerce, Viral Marketing & Social Media
Module 7 Banking, Stockmarkets, Mergers & Acquisitions
Module 8 Relationship Building & Networking
Module 9 Recruitment Interviewing
Module 10 Business Law, Ethics & Environmental Issues
Module 11 Effective Communication in Selling & Negotiations
Module 12 Management Styles in International Companies
Specific modules can be provided on request.

English for Business Online

LSI offers Business English lessons taught online by qualified LSI teachers. Our intensive online English courses for business have a problem-solving approach to help with your professional needs.

We provide tailor-made business English courses online for companies, individuals, small groups and job seekers. Our classes are delivered at your convenience and our teachers will help with all aspects of professional English including:

  • Telephoning
  • Business writing
  • Presentation skills
  • Meetings
  • Strategies for negotiations
  • Recruitment and job seeking
  • Social English
  • Intercultural communication

Our online business English classes will cover the grammar, vocabulary and language skills you need for effective professional communication in all areas of the business world. Our aim is to provide complete English language support to help you achieve your goals.

Contact us for a free trial lesson and course evaluation.

Professional Centre at LSI London Central

Located in the very heart of London, the centre is situated on the top floor of our central London school.

A dedicated area is provided for professional clients to study and socialise in a calm and quiet environment. The centre is equipped with computers for client use, and complimentary tea, coffee and daily newspapers are provided. On arrival all clients receive a portfolio folder containing key business vocabulary and information on local attractions, amenities and leisure activities.

An exciting programme of social activities is organised especially for our professional clients, including theatre trips, restaurant evenings, guided walks, museum visits, and a weekly cheese and wine party. These activities help our clients to make the most of their time in London, and provide an excellent opportunity to practise English and meet like-minded professionals.

The Professional Centre is open on public holidays.

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