English for Work

Succeed at work with the world’s English experts

  • Flexible pricing
  • Live online classes- anytime, anywhere
  • Interactive exercises
  • International classmates
  • Small group classes
  • British Council certificate

Why choose English for Work


  • Master English with expert business English trainers.
  • Learn online in international classes, anytime, anywhere.

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Become confident

  • Shine in professional situations from getting a new job to speaking to clients and more.
  • Get confident with group discussions, presentations and other soft skills.

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  • Become more fluent and accurate in business writing and speaking.
  • Sharpen your reading and listening skills.
  • Build your grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation.

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What you get

Each week you will:

  • complete 3 hours online exercises before your class
  • attend a 55 minute live online class at a timing of your choice
  • attend two Live25 teacher-led webinars of your choice
  • complete 1 hour online exercises after your class.

6 WEEK package

Best choice if you have limited time and want to become more confident in using English at your level
  • 6 live classes

  • 12 teacher-led webinars (Live25)

  • 24h premium online exercises

12 WEEK package

Best choice if you want to become a more confident communicator and get closer to the next level of English.

  • 12 live classes

  • 24 teacher-led webinars (Live25)

  • 48h premium online exercises

18 WEEK package

Best choice if you want a complete, comprehensive course which prepares you to reach the next level of English at an attractive price.

  • 18 live classes

  • 36 teacher-led webinars (Live25)

  • 72h premium online exercises

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How you will learn

Live online classes

  • Choose your class time and learn online with British Council expert teachers.
  • Practice speaking with role plays to gain confidence and fluency.
  • Take part in discussions and group work.

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Live25 teacher-led webinars

  • Choose your preferred topic and time options.
  • Get input from the teacher on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, or other language topics.

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Guided online exercises

  • Practise at your own time and pace with engaging online activities.
  • Improve your grammar and vocabulary. Practice business writing, listening, and reading.
  • Get instant feedback and track your progress.

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Our students love learning with us because...

Riddhi Datta (English for Work student)

“The course comprised of online live interactive classes as well as some online assignments. The course content was very rich and designed in accordance with the day-to-day needs of the workplace. My teacher was one-of-a-kind. She was an enthusiastic person with a strong stimulus for students’ needs. She was extremely well organised and tailored her teaching in accordance with her students’ needs. She helped me a lot and I made big progress. The course has really made a difference and has boosted my language skills and confidence.”

Sreekala (English for Work student)

“From the interactions during the course to the instructions from the teacher to learning how to pronounce words better- everything helped me learn a lot. I am very happy with the way the course was structured. My teacher was very friendly. Whenever we had a doubt or made a mistake, she put her 100% into clarifying/correcting it. The course helped me achieve the objective I had set out to- one can see the difference in the way I am talking now compared to how I was three months ago. My fluency, pronunciation, and confidence are all much better now.”

Need a little more information?

English for Work – What’s in it?

You will receive immediate access to your course once you complete the payment. You can start straight away or up to 4 weeks from the date of payment. Once you start, you will have a total of 6 weeks to complete one module and you are responsible for booking and attending 1 class per week before the end date of the course.

Each module (6 weeks) includes:

6 x 55-min live group classes: Our live online group classes are delivered by British Council online teaching experts. You must book and attend one class per week for six weeks.

24 hours of online exercises to do before and after the live class: Each week you will complete 4 hours of exercises connected with your live class, in your own time. Remember that the exercises before class are an excellent way to gain knowledge of the topic prior to engaging in class discussion. You will be prepared in advance to ask questions and your teacher will have additional time in class to focus on the more challenging material. The online exercises after class will help you consolidate what you learnt in the live class.

12 x 25-min live-stream language sessions (Live25): Join 12 live stream language sessions that focus on one aspect of English grammar or pronunciation. Taught by one of our expert British Council teachers, each live session is 25 minutes long, and will help you improve your knowledge of English so that you can write and speak with more accuracy.

In every Live25 Grammar session your teacher will explain different areas of grammar going through what they mean and how to use them. Examples include the verb tenses (present, past and future), or those related to parts of speech (adverbs, prepositions, comparatives) or questions (question tags, question formation).

In every Live25 Pronunciation session your teacher will demonstrate different aspects of pronunciation: sounds and their combinations, word stress, sentence stress and intonation. You will learn how to speak more naturally and how to understand fast connected speech in English.

What happens in a live class?

Join online classes with students from around the world for real-time speaking, listening and reading practice with an expert British Council teacher. We encourage you to interact with the materials, your teacher and your fellow students. Towards the end of class, the teacher will recap, share all the learning materials and ensure everybody has understood the lesson.

What technology do I need to join English Online?

To access your student portal and attend our live online classes, you will need: 

  • a desktop/laptop computer (preferred) or a mobile device (tablet, smartphone)
  • a reliable Internet connection 
  • a headset or headphones with a built-in microphone 
  • a working webcam 

Please note: 

English Online classes take place using the free and secure Zoom software. Please make sure to download Zoom to your device before your class begins.  

We recommend using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to access the English Online platform as some portal features may not work as desired on other browsers. 

Your name on Zoom must perfectly match the name connected to your English Online account, otherwise teachers reserve the right to deny you access to your live class.

To ensure an optimal learning experience for all, our students must commit to respecting our virtual classroom rules. This means you must actively participate in your class and have your microphone and webcam turned on at all times, so that your teacher and the other students can interact with you freely, as they would in any face-to-face classroom.

Please consult our English Online code of conduct for students before you subscribe.

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