Intensive Business courses

We analyse and define your unique needs as a language learner and as a professional, and we respond to them.

Working in partnership with you, we focus your motivation, build your confidence, and help you achieve effective communication in the shortest possible time.

  • Business Group Class

For general business purposes

Courses Bus1, Bus2, Exec2 and Exec3 are perfect for improving your English for a wide range of professional situations – you select the course intensity and balance of course modules to suit your specific requirements, based entirely on mini-group tuition or with a substantial element of 1-to-1 tuition.

A wide range of professional situations

Industry-specific

With over 20 years’ experience training corporate personnel from hundreds of companies worldwide, we have expertise in teaching people from:- law firms; banking & finance; airports & air navigation; telecommunications; retail; wholesale, distribution & logistics; transport; engineering; international trade; import/export & shipping; automotive & steel industries; dairy, confectionery and food production; public services; utility regulatory bodies; and many other areas. Course B3 and the Executive courses are appropriate if your needs relate directly to your professional area.

For special projects

We can help you prepare for a particular presentation, negotiation, conference or interview. The Executive courses are ideal for these purposes – individual attention from your tutors is vital to the successful development of your project, while the group lessons develop your overall communicative ability for a wider range of business situations.

For examinations

you can add examination classes for BEC levels 1, 2 or 3 to courses Bus1, Bus2 and Bus3. The cost of these lessons is £90 for 5 lessons per week.

Severnvale is a BULATS examination centre and tests can be arranged on request.

Adult Business & Executive Courses Business & Executive Course Inclusion
(start any Monday except Xmas/New Year)
Follow the hypertext links for details of course components
Business group courses Executive (group + 1-to-1) courses
Course Components** Bus1
32 lessons
24 hours
Bus2
37 lessons
27.75 hours
Bus3
37 lessons
27.75 hours
Exec1
32 lessons
24 hours
Exec2
37 lessons
27.75 hours
Exec3
42 lessons
31.5 hours
Exec4
42 lessons
31.5 hours
Exec Combo
37 lessons
20 lessons general language development
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20 lessons individual (1-to-1) tuition, replacing general language development group classes
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10 lessons Module 1 Business English “ESSENTIAL BUSINESS FUNCTIONS”
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5 lessons Module 2 Business English “SKILLS & DEPARTMENTAL ACTIVITIES”
(suitable only for levels Intermediate & above)
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5 lessons individual (1-to-1) tuition
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5 lessons intensive grammar development & practice
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2 lessons teacher-guided self-access study & computer-assisted learning
including a 15-minute weekly 1-to-1 tutorial with a senior tutor to review course content and progress)
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Pre-course Needs Analysis and advice on course selection
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Level test, teaching materials, library access, constant progress reviews
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Social programme*, Internet & e-mail access (including Wi-Fi)
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Total Course Length/Price per week
1-5 weeks
£470
£540
£580
£630
£680
£750
£800
£1285
6+ weeks
£435
£500
£540
£590
£630
£700
£735
£1215
*Please note that a single registration fee of £65 is also payable for all courses
*SOCIAL PROGRAMME is always accompanied by Severnvale staff. Where a direct cost or entrance fee is involved in an event, this will be paid by the student (typical cost £0 – £25 per week)
ONE-to-ONE CLASSES can be added to most general, business & executive courses, subject to availability. £48 per 45-minute lesson. Full time one-to-one courses are available for 25 lessons (=18.75 hours), 30 lessons (= 22.5 hours) or 35 lessons (= 26.25 hours) per week.