Professional Certificates: Business English Certificates in Ireland

What are Business English Certificates for professionals?

Developed by experienced GCI teachers, our English language business English certificates will help you understand the world of business better. Students will gain an appreciation and understanding of the ever-changing environment in which a business operates and the challenges that a business might face in the industry through practising English .

If you are spending a summer in Galway and wish to brush on your English but at the same time gain an useful insight into the world of business, these courses are for you. 

The business English certificates for professionals are:

At the end of your course, you'll receive an English language certificate that will look great on your CV!

What Business English certificates are available? 

Business English certificates are dynamic and practical courses with an emphasis on developing your communication language around key topics and skills that can be applied to a workplace. You will study General English in the morning in international classes followed by 10 lessons in the afternoon targeting topics such as:

The courses are comprised of General English classes in the morning combined with afternoon classes on different business topics such as marketing, sales, digital citizenship, entrepreneurship, social media or leadership in today's world. The business classes in the afternoon may combine one or more topics listed above and provide an engaging platform for students to learn about the world of business and showcase their own expertise of the subject leaving room for great insights into the real business world.

Business Certificates

Business Certificates

General English + Business Certificate in Summer

General English + Business Certificate in Summer

Our business English certificates take a developmental approach to learning and polishing your language skills in the business world.

From €325

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What level of English is required to take these Business English Certificate courses?

To be eligible to enrol on our English for business professional certificates, you will need to possess a reasonably competent level of English ability. At a minimum you must have a level B1 on the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), which assesses a person’s aptitude with the language. 

In simple terms, this will mean you have an ‘intermediate’ level of English, where you have moved beyond the basics of the language but would not yet be able to study or work exclusively in English. 

We offer an English level test which anyone can take. It involves 80 questions and, depending on your level, will probably take you from 15 to 25 minutes. Once you complete the online English test, you'll get an email with your results that will tell you your probable level.

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What are the benefits of studying for a summer business certificate?

Whether you are a student studying a business degree, an entrepreneur looking for new ideas or simply a new entry to the business arena, these certificate programs will introduce you to the English language aspects of the business world and to the English language structures to consider in this field.

Our two week business certificate courses will give you a brief overview of the business world and they will also provide you with:

The business certificates will introduce you to a new way of using English when in a business setting. And they provide practical exercises designed to help you be more successful in using English in a business environment.

Abraham Lincoln

“The best way to predict your future is to create it.”

How will doing a professional business English certificate help me and my career?

In order for people to succeed in today’s global dynamic business environment they are required to have the necessary skills to compete and adapt. Such skills will ensure you are fully prepared for a rewarding and fruitful career.

You might be wondering ‘why do I need an English business certificate?’

The simplest argument is that the business world is not only intricate and ever changing but English is the main language of communication. It’s important to keep your skills up to date so you can have an advantage over the competition, or land a dream business job while competing against other maybe more experienced and educated candidates.

A professional English business certificate can benefit you in many ways, depending on your current level of education and your goals for the future. A professional business English certificate such as the ones offered by GCI can:

Why should I do a professional business English certificate in Ireland? 

Ireland offers the warmest of welcomes to students from all over the world.

It’s old news that English has become the global language of business and more and more multinational companies are setting English as their common corporate language in order to facilitate communication across geographically diverse locations and business roles.

Choosing to study an English language or English business course in Ireland means you will get to study in one of the best education systems in the world and join the 35,000 international students from 161 countries enjoying Ireland’s vibrant culture (

Ireland is also home to some of world’s biggest and most powerful multinationals. Companies such as Google, Facebook, PayPal, LinkedIn or Wayfair have opened offices in Ireland and released a world of opportunities for business enthusiasts.

Students studying undergraduate business degree in our sister school, Galway Business School, have hands on experience from visiting such headquarters during their study time with us and you can read more about the companies in this blog.

Ireland is an English speaking country and is one of the reasons why so many multinational businesses locate their European base here. It also makes Ireland a great choice for international students.

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