Business English Courses

What are the Business English courses?

LSI specialises in the design of specifically-tailored ‘English for Professional Communication’ Business courses on a one-to-one or small group basis. The courses are essentially practical and are designed to improve communicative performance in a wide range of professional, business and commercial contexts. For more information about our specialist courses, please click here.

Our Business English Course Content

What you will get:

  • Personalised lessons designed to meet your specific requirements.
  • Teaching methods adapted to adults and business people.
  • Materials adapted to real-life situations related to your job so that your training is always authentic, relevant and practical.
  • Fully-resourced presentation training rooms, equipped with SmartBoards, projectors, and high-speed WiFi.
  • Complete daily homework to consolidate the lessons.
  • Detailed feedback on your progress.
  • Access to a wide range of materials in our Study Centre to help you progress quickly.

The Linguaskill test


At LSI Portsmouth we offer the Linguaskill test. This is an online test which tests four language skills:

  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Writing

The Linguaskill test follows the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference). At LSI Portsmouth, we offer the listening and reading part of the Linguaskill test.

Key Information:

Minimum age: For all Executive Courses – 25
For 30+ Business Communication – 30
Maximum class size: For Executive Combination – 4
For Closed Group – 6
For 30+ Business Communication
Morning Classes – 8
Afternoon Classes – 4
Course length: Minimum 1 week.
Course hours: For all Executive Courses – 25 hours per week, plus 5-10 hours self-access.
For 30+ Business Communication – 27.5 hours per week, plus 5-10 hours self-access.
When can I start? Start any Monday including public holidays.
What Business English skills test do you offer? At LSI Portsmouth, we offer the Linguaskill test.
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Executive Combination Course

This course option combines 50% 1:1 lessons with 50% small group (maximum four participants), offering the advantages of both individual and group tuition. This is our most popular Business English Course, aimed at those who want to improve communicative performance in a wide range of professional contexts.

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Executive Combination Plus

If you are looking for a more intensive course. Then this Business course might be what you are looking for. It is the same as the Executive Combination course but offers more intensive tuition with an additional extra 1:1 hours. Participants will receive a total of 17.5 hours 1:1 lessons + 12.5 hours small group lessons.

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Individual Coaching

This is a focused and highly-individualised programme, based on a detailed needs analysis of the professional and social needs of the participants. This course is ideal for those who have a very specialist agenda for their course, or for students of a low level who may not want to participate in an open group.

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Closed Group

A Closed Group consists of participants from the same company or organisation with compatible language levels and training needs. This option allows us to concentrate on the specific professional and linguistic needs which are particular to the group. There is a maximum of 6 participants per group.

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Professional English Plus Golf

These courses combine focused Professional Communications training with the practice, language and etiquette of golf. We offer a variety of programme options, from the relative beginner to the serious player. You will improve your communication skills while playing golf in the beautiful English countryside.

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