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Better Business English Language Course for Engineers (Intermediate Level)

  • Date(s)
    A 6-week EFL course taking place on Monday evenings: 11th, 18th, and 25th February, and 4th, 11th, 25th March 2019.
  • Time(s)
    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Fee

    Standard Rate: €145
    NOTE: You can only book online using credit or debit card details. If you wish to be invoiced for the course fee, please contact our CPD Training team:

  • CPD Credit
    9 hours   C4


Irish-based engineering employers are attracting more and more engineers and technicians with English as a second language. Whilst they may possess excellent technical English they are often keen to improve their general business English in an engineering context.

Course Aim

This six-week EFL programme will help you develop your business English in an engineering context allowing you to use professional language more accurately and confidently.

This course has been designed to enable engineers and technicians with English as a second language to enhance and develop their spoken and written use of the language. Through a series of targeted classes, students will become aware of useful grammar, phrases and skills that can improve their command of the language in a professional context boosting confidence and fluency. 

Course Programme

  • Week 1 – Describing Process: Using key verbs to identify and articulate stages in planning an engineering project.
  • Week 2 – Technical language: Review of grammar tenses and key vocabulary to describe technical terms and functions.
  • Week 3 – Using Key Phrases: Looking at common phrasal verbs, colloquial language used in business conversation.
  • Week 4 – Effective Responses: An interactive class with listening, responding to a live call, using business language.
  • Week 5 – Writing: How to document and effectively communicate in business emails and reports.
  • Week 6 – Presenting: Focus on speaking aloud and delivering a presentation using key language learned.

Who should attend?

The course is aimed at engineers and technicians with English as a second language who already possess an intermediate level of English but who are looking for the opportunity to improve and practise in a safe, focused environment.

Learning Objectives

  • Achieve confidence in business English
  • Practise professional and technical terminology
  • Using a unique step-by-step process, strengthen and develop your language skills
  • Enhance vocabulary and communication skills
  • Improve fluency and pronunciation

Trainer's profile

John Kavanagh has been a teacher and trainer for over 12 years in Germany and Ireland. As a result of his work, he has set up True Light Learning, a training system, which specialises in ESP (English for specific purposes). Courses include presentation and interview skills, Business language, technical English, exam training, pronunciation and accent reduction. John has an effective style and consistently gets results. His classes are tailored specifically to your needs and offer creative, focused and enjoyable material. He works with International engineering clients and multinational companies providing in-house language training while also developing his own individual courses in English for Business. 

Make a Booking

11 February 2019


Confirmation is subject to event fee being finalised. Cancellation fees calculated at 50% of the estimated total bill will be charge for confirmed bookings cancelled less than 5 working days prior to the date of the planned event. A replacement person can attend instead. Cancellations made the day prior to an event will be charged 75% of the total estimated bill. No-shows will be charged the full fee. All cancellations must be confirmed in writing by email. Engineers Ireland will not be liable for any costs in the event of a course being re-scheduled.  This applies, but is not limited, to any travelling, subsistence or consequential expenses incurred by delegates.