English for Professionals

What is English for Professionals?

Even though a couple other languages have more native speakers, English has become the common language of international business.  It is common practice for two professionals to use English to communicate, even if neither of them speaks English as a first language.

Whether you are just starting your career or are already efficaciously skilled in your professional field, an English language course for professionals with GCI will boost your English-language skills and confidence. Whatever your company or your background, excellent English language and communication skills will help you make your mark in the business world.

Our classes combine high academic standards with an interactive learning environment and we focus on learning vocabulary and topics used in the world of business.

Courses

Courses

Combination Courses

Combination Courses

As part of our English for Business & Professionals suite, GCI offers intensive Combination Courses which allow students to combine General English with One to One training in the afternoons.

From €515

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One to One Lessons

One to One Lessons

Galway Cultural Institute offers tailored One-to-One programmes with the option of taking 20, 30 or 40 individual lessons per week. A One-to-One programme will quickly improve student’s general or specialised English.

From €980

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Individual lessons

Individual lessons

A One-to-One programme will quickly improve student’s general or specialised English. We cater for many professional areas, including sales, marketing, management, etc.

From €60

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There are three different options of English language courses for professionals you can choose from to satisfy your individual learning needs. These tailored courses are designed help improve on your English language skills for business purposes.

Combination Courses

The Combination Courses are the ideal option for students who wish to combine General English classes in the mornings 5 hours individual business training in the afternoon. The afternoon lessons are customised to suit the individual learning needs of the student and the content of your specialised training solution will be determined by your personal or organisational requirements.

One to One Courses

The One to One courses are packages of private lessons, one to one tuition with an expert GCI teacher. Before beginning this course, students will complete an extensive needs analysis followed by a conversation with our academic directors and teachers to design your lessons plan.

Individual Lessons

Individual lessons are one to one tuition with GCI trainers who can best meet the specific needs required by each individual. The individual lessons can be booked minimum two at a time or more, depending on your immediate learning needs. 

Our English for Professionals courses can:

  •  Give you practical and skills-based approach to English language
  • Develop and further your English language skills so you can feel confident enough using them in real-life business situations
  • Make you focusing on developing confident, articulate English-language communicators

Why should I take English lessons for professional?

In today’s ever-changing environment, the demands of work and business mean that our language training needs to be fast-paced and results-focused. English is the major medium of communication in the business world and mastering the English language will give you a competitive advantage in the business arena.

All our English language courses for professionals aim to:

  • Increase your confidence when communicating in English in a professional environment
  • Help you to use English more effectively at work
  • Support you in developing advanced business language skills for meetings, discussions, negotiations, and presentations
  • Acquire skills to use immediately
  • Expand your business vocabulary
  • Give you the option of Linguaskill testing

Whether you want to communicate to potential employers, employees, partners or clients, better English communication can help you achieve your language and professional goals, it also helps you improve your professional communication in English for successful business interactions. 

Recent surveys demonstrate the global importance of English, with over two thirds of employers saying that English is important for their business (source www.cambridgeenglish.org). The results of the surveys show that in every industry, there is a gap between the English language skills required at work and the English skills that employees have. 


How could improving my professional English skills help me?

The ability to communicate in English is essential for many businesses. Many multinational companies work with customers around the world and since English is the common language in the communication process, it is important that you as an individual stand out.

An English language courses for professionals can help professionals at work:

  • Progress their career
  • Find a variety of job opportunities across a broad spectrum of disciplines
  • Acquire new knowledge and learn additional skills

There are also multiple benefits to the company you may currently work for or planning to be employed by, so it’s worth mentioning your training in an English language course for professionals during your interview stage. Benefits to you company include:

  • Improved motivation and job performance
  • Enhance your training culture
  • Greater organisational cohesiveness
  • Greater understanding of the culture of your international partners

Why should I study English in Ireland?

Ireland offers life-changing experiences to its visitors, and embraces students from diverse backgrounds to maintain and enhance its dynamic education sector.  Ireland offers a fun and active student life in a friendly, safe and welcoming environment.

The only English-speaking country in the Eurozone, Ireland is globally connected and home to many of the worlds' top companies. Ireland is an increasingly popular destination for students of English from all over the world, with over 130,000 students choosing to come to Ireland to learn English( www.mei.ie).

Some of the world’s leading multinational companies – such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, Apple and EA Games - have international, European, or EMEA headquarters in Ireland. In fact, it has become the European hub for more than 1,000 leading multinational companies. With such a plethora of businesses on the local scene, students have the opportunity to connect with career opportunities in leading global companies located throughout Ireland.

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