IH BET (International House Business English Teaching)

Who is this course for?

This is course is for newly-qualified teachers or more experienced teachers who are fairly new to Business English teaching.

IH BET Course description

IH BET is a foundation course.  It is designed to give course participants a basic grasp of the main issues and techniques involved in teaching business English, so that they feel confident enough to go away to experiment and discover for themselves in the classroom.  Some of the tasks involve action research in the classroom and participants should therefore have access to a business class during the course.

Course requirements

To be able to speak, write and understand English at about CAE level or higher.
To have at least a basic teacher training qualification e.g. CELTA, IHCTL, or equivalent.
To have some teaching experience (not necessarily teaching Business English).
To have access to a class that is learning Business English, or at least some Business English.
Participants should be interested in finding out about business and in improving their teaching of Business English.

Course dates:

25.07.2022 > 29.07.2022
Register before 30.06.2022

IH BET application form

Price: 380 EUR


Course Structure

30 hours of interactive seminars covering teaching of Business English
13 hours on different Business topics e.g. banking, marketing, human resources.
6 hours on professional teaching skills e.g. analyzing students’ needs and lesson planning.
11 hour on methodology and materials for teaching Business English.


Submission of 7 tasks, to be assessed by the IHWO Assessment Unit.
Final assignment, to be assessed by the IHWO Assessment Unit.
20 out of 30 homework tasks must be completed.
Successful completion of the course will earn participants an IHWO certificate.
To register, please click on the link below to open the IH BET application form (Word document).  Please fill it in and send it to dos(at)ihbratislava.sk.

IH BET Course online


"IHBET is a great course as it provides teachers with the necessary knowledge to teach Business English classes, meaning both the methodology and the subject matter (finance, banking, marketing, etc). In other words, you feel a lot more confident as you know what to teach, how to teach it and you also understand what the students are saying when they describe their job :)"

"This course from the first lesson will give you materials to introduce to your corporate clients.”

"So far, I feel it's been extremely useful and informative, especially for teaching adults in the companies. Even if you teach general English, in-company students usually expect an amount of professional skills, and the course makes you feel more competent for that.
Moreover, the course is a very pleasant experience for me. Though readings and home asigments are hard work, the sessions are full of fun, inspiring and interactive activities. Our trainers also create friendly and supportive atmopshere so you can really enjoy the sessions."


"IHBET is a very useful and informative course, it has helped me to expand my business knowledge and understanding of the business world."