Business English Course

Business English in HLA is designed to meet specific, individual, and professional needs as a category of English communication that includes the language skills used at work. These language skills include the English communication used in presentations, negotiations, meetings, small talk, socializing, correspondence, report writing, etc.


– An 8-week extensive course to help students grow into business professionals acquiring essential English skills necessary for job applications or the workplace.

– Business professionals and aspiring business people who seek to improve and expand their business language competency in English both oral and written communication.


HLA Business English course is designed for any business person or aspiring business person who is willing to boost their oral and written competencies in business for a short period of time. All teachers are trained and are qualified to teach business classes on a theoretical and practical basis. Instructional materials are carefully prepared and selected to cater to students’ specific business needs.


  • To develop and enhance students’ confidence to take control of any communication opportunity and proactively convey their topic or standpoint.
  • To be capable of using English to handle tasks such as drafting contracts, writing emails for customers and partners, negotiating contracts.
  • To cultivate natural and fluent English speaking abilities, such as the ability to convey emotions as well as behavior in line with various cultures through tone or body language.

Class structure per day: 4 one to one classes, 4 group classes and 1 self-study class (Essay Writing/ Music Class)

Course Highlights:

A. Integrated Approach

  • Learning all the major skills with different teachers who are highly trained and have in-depth knowledge of the curriculum

B. Learner-centered

  • Classes are focused on developing students’ macro and micro skills plus the usage of English in a classroom setting
  • Teachers closely monitor students’ progress through feedback

C. Outcome Based Education

  • Focuses on students’ evaluation to monitor progress and feedback
  • Daily and weekly feedback from the teachers is done to inform students’ achievement and things that need improvements
  • Special recognition and awarding of certificates at the end of the course

D. Career-focused

  • Career English has its own language, structure, and conventions. It is part technical, part academic, and part every day. It has a wide variety of slang, acronyms, and colloquialisms that those outside the profession find incomprehensible. So classes are designed to allow students to have an immersive educational experience that incorporates English into their chosen career studies.
Course Requirement:

Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)

Basic UserA1Advised to join General English course
Basic UserA2Advised to join General English course
Independent UserB1140-159 (Preliminary)
Independent UserB2160-179 (Vantage)
ProficientC1180-199 (Higher)
ProficientC2200 up
– Classes will be available for all students with a scale score of 140 on the Entrance Test.

– Failure to reach a scale score of 140 is advised to study a General English Course or to have group classes together with General English Course students.


07:45-08:05Daily Vocabulary Test
08:10-09:001st class
09:05-09:552nd class
10:05-10:553rd class
11:00-11:504th class
13:00-13:505th class
13:55-14:456th class
14:50-15:407th class
15:45-16:358th class
16:40-17:309th class

Improve your English for the workplace and learn about business topics to help you work more effectively and make the most of career opportunities.

Course Design:

Note: 1:1 classes are flexible which means that students can have 2 business focus 1:1 classes or 2 speaking 1:1 classes. (applicable to any 1:1 subject)

Source: Happy Learning Academy – HLA

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