English for Special Purposes

We offer business-related English training in a variety of fields, as either an Elective added to your course, or as Bespoke Executive/Tailor Made Language Training.

If you are interested in booking one of the year-round MLS Courses, you can choose to add Electives in a range of business-related areas.  Electives are available in subjects such as Finance, Law, Hospitality, Management, HR, Marketing, Medical English and many more.  If there is a subject you wish to study that does not appear in our list of popular Electives, please contact us for further information.

What is Executive and Tailor Made Language Training?

At MLS we offer individualised courses for English language training which goes beyond standard general English or business-related courses.  Clients can blend business and language training to meet their particular aims and objectives.  Courses can be designed for individuals or groups of trainees and can be on either a short-term or long-term basis.

MLS works with a range of experienced tutors with a wide variety of language training and management backgrounds to provide tailored training programmes.  We have become a market leader in management and language training for the world of business.  Our client list speaks for itself and many governments and blue chip companies, including from the oil, aviation and financial sectors, have benefited from MLS training.  We not only provide high-level training programmes, but understand clearly the need for high level client services and hospitality.

For over 26 years, our vision of an International Management and Language Specialist College has been a resounding success.  I have personally been involved in education and training for 30 years and since I established the College in early 1987, MLS has grown year on year as our corporate and government client list has developed and widened worldwide.  We have a great deal of experience in working with overseas clients, having trained company and government staff from over 45 countries.  MLS training expertise is internationally well known and been developed mainly by word of mouth reputation – we have a proven track record.”

Barry Henwood, Chairman

Executive and Tailor Made Training Options

All Executive and Tailor Made training is delivered in the medium of English and training programmes will be designed on request to meet clients’ precise needs.  Clients should provide MLS with details of their training needs and the duration of training required, and we will respond with a detailed, comprehensive, tailored training proposal and quotation.

Courses can be arranged entirely on a one-to-one or closed group basis, or as a combination of one of the MLS training courses (eg English Language, International Business Communications, Management, Marketing, Finance, Legal Studies, Aviation English) with supplementary one-to-one or closed group lessons.  Sample course models are shown below.

Executive 1:1: One-to-one or closed group courses designed specifically for a trainee or group of trainees.  Participants will be required to complete a full Training Needs Analysis before arrival to ensure training meets the specific needs of the learner.  All lessons will take place on a one-to-one or closed group basis.

Executive Plus: Executive Plus courses enable you to join our standard integrated lessons for 20 or 30 lessons per week, and to supplement this with additional one-to-one training to meet your specific needs.  Our Executive Plus courses are very popular, as they offer the benefit of learning with and from other students, combined with tailored, focussed training allowing you to address your individual learning needs with a private teacher at what is always a competitive price.

Training Needs Analysis

For every executive client, we ask that a Training Needs Analysis form is completed.  This is designed for you to be able to specify what language development you wish to focus on at MLS.  As part of your training needs analysis, we ask you to choose from either our general course content options, or describe the specific tailored training you are seeking, or a combination of both.  We will review your analysis in detail and focus our course balance to meet your very specific needs.  We may seek further information from you before the course, or on your arrival at MLS.

Complimentary Business English Exam

MLS is pleased to offer a complimentary BULATS Module 1 exam to all executive clients booking a minimum 20 lessons of one-to-one tuition at full published price, subject to request on or before arrival, and to time constraints.

BULATS is a Cambridge English online test, with results expressed in terms of the CEFR (A1-C2) based on your performance.  There are three separate modules available.

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

Candidates can take 1, 2 or all 3 modules as required to measure their Business English competence and will receive a Test Report Form for each module.  The results for Module 1 are available on the same day, and for Modules 2 and 3 the results are usually available within a week of taking the test, making this a flexible choice of exam and one that is regularly run in MLS.