Who are these programmes designed for?

The MLS Business English courses are designed as professional language training programmes for those involved in the world of business.

Students choosing the MLS Business English courses are typically aged 30 and over (the minimum age is 25 years). 

Throughout the courses you will continue to improve your English language ability through the context of business language.  You will also practise key skills that are needed in any business environment, such as negotiation and giving presentations.

Those choosing to study 30 lessons or more will also benefit from English language development through study of communication and culture.

The Business English courses also provide ideal preparation for the Cambridge LINGUASKILL or BEC (Cambridge English: Business) examinations.

Training Objectives:

  • to improve your business English language within the environment of living and studying in the UK
  • to improve your business English skills so that the right balance of accuracy and fluency can be achieved

Optional Business English Exam

The MLS Business English courses are ideal preparation for the Cambridge LINGUASKILL Business test.

The LINGUASKILL Business test can provide the evidence you need to convince employers of your ability to perform well in an English-speaking business environment.  Powered by Cambridge English, it is a fast, accurate online English test that covers all four language skills.  You will receive an in-depth statement of your language ability expressed in terms of the internationally recognised CEFR levels (A1-C2).  MLS is an approved test centre for LINGUASKILL.  There are three separate modules available:

  • Module 1: Reading and Listening
  • Module 2: Writing
  • Module 3: Speaking

Candidates can take one or more modules at MLS and will receive a Test Report Form for each module.  The results for Module 1 are available on the same day, and results for Modules 2 and 3 are generally available within 48 hours, making this a flexible choice of exam and one that is regularly run in MLS.

Flexible Courses – Adapt your Course to Suit You

All MLS courses are made up from a variety of learning Elements, with each Element offering a different approach to learning English.

During your time at MLS it is possible to amend your course to better fit your specific needs (subject to your language level and class availability):

  • Students can exchange Elements 1-6 at no additional cost
  • Exchanging Elements 7, 8 and 9 may incur an additional cost
  • All course changes will incur an additional course materials fee

This enables us to offer you a quality learning experience that suits your individual needs.

For more information on each of the Elements, see the Elements of Study page.

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  • Element 1 – improve your grammar and vocabulary
  • Element 2 – develop your reading and writing skills
  • Element 3 – improve your listening, speaking and pronunciation
  • Element 4 – prepare to take examinations
  • Element 5 – develop English language for business
  • Element 6 – practice business English communication skills
  • Element 7 – study business-related topics in English
  • Element 8 – learn English for Aviation
  • Element 9 – bespoke one-to-one or closed group training