English for Special Purposes and Tailor Made Training

There are a number of ways you can study English for Special Purposes or tailor your studies at MLS to fit your specific needs, whether you are part of a group or an individual.  These include:

  • Adding an Elective (2 x 45 minute small group lessons) to your main course of study
  • Combining an MLS standard group course with one-to-one or closed group tailored training
  • Studying a fully tailored one-to-one or closed group course

Add an Elective

We offer business-related English training in a variety of fields as an Elective added to your main course of study.

Book one of our year-round Courses and you can choose to add an Elective 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 and to discuss possibilities.

Combine an MLS Course with One-to-One or Closed Group Training

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

Study a Fully Tailored One-to-One or Closed Group Course

Our Executive 1:1 (E) courses are delivered as one-to-one or closed group lessons, designed specifically for a trainee or group of trainees.  Tell us your requirements and we will work with you to design a course which is suitable for your specific needs.


Training Needs Analysis

All clients booking English for Special Purposes or Tailor Made Training will be asked to complete a full Training Needs Analysis before arrival.  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 describe the specific tailored training you are seeking.  We will then review your analysis in detail and focus our course design to meet your specific needs.  We may ask you for further information before your course or on your arrival at MLS.


What is English for Special Purposes and Tailor Made Language Training?

At MLS our individualised courses for English language training go beyond standard general English or business-related courses.  Clients can blend business and language training to meet your 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.  We are 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.

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.


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


Complimentary Business English Exam

MLS is pleased to offer a complimentary BULATS Module 1 exam to all Tailor Made Training 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.