Business English for Groups

Does your company need to run in-house courses in business English for employees? Have you thought of an online solution?

  • native-English teacher
  • minimal disturbance to employees' working day

Listening practice

You recognise the words when you read them, but it's not so easy when you're listening to someone speaking? The answer … practice, practice, practice. We'll listen to a wide variety of audio and video material to give you lots of practice in listening.

You'll find some examples in the blog posts:


Structured course

We'll work with the highly respected Headway coursebook. Headway gives you a methodical route to your required level of English. It covers all the grammar, vocabulary and language structures that you need. There is lots of practice in all four skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing.


Guided conversation practice

You know the basics but you just need to practise? You want someone who can guide you, correct your mistakes and give you patient, friendly, professional advice.

Not sure if my classes would be right for you? Why not book a trial lesson on italki and see for yourself?


Building Vocabulary

We'll use a variety of materials – written, audio and video – to take us into a range of different subject areas. We'll build vocabulary by listening and discussing. We'll learn not only individual words, but also collocations (words that often appear together) and idioms.


Preparation for PET, FCE, CAE

We'll use various materials to prepare for these respected, but challenging, exams. We'll practise all the necessary skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing. For FCE and CAE, we'll study the use of English. We'll work with the appropriate coursebook, as well as other materials. We'll focus on the areas that give you the most difficulty. Preparing for these exams can take months, so don't wait too long before starting. Act now and book classes with an experienced teacher.


Work with a native-speaking teacher

Learn more quickly from an experienced, qualified and friendly teacher.

Not sure if my classes would be right for you? Why not book a trial lesson on italki and see for yourself?

Douglas, your friendly patient English teacher

English Teacher

My background

After a long career in software development, I decided to stop playing with computers and start working with people. So I became an English teacher.
It was a good choice. Many years later, I still enjoy helping people all around the world to learn and improve their English.
I can't dance and I'm a terrible singer but I'm pretty good at helping people to understand the music of English.

My experience

My teaching experience includes delivering in-company courses at financial institutions and software houses, and even providing tuition to world-famous politicians. I have no doubt that, whatever your requirements, I can help you or your organisation.

Find out more

If you have any questions about how I could help you, just send me an email, and I'll get back to you quickly.
You can see my LinkedIn profile here.
Individual students can also go to my page on italki, where they can book a trial lesson.