Business English

TIES provides high quality business English classes:

  • To foreign and local businesses who want to enhance the communication and English skills of their staff
  • In a friendly and professional environment
  • In a small, safe, and beautiful town close to the premier tourist destinations in South Africa

TIES offer you:

  • Friendly, competent and professional staff with both corporate and English teaching experience
  • An opportunity to study in one of the most beautiful regions of South Africa that offers great tourism opportunities
  • A safe environment
  • An all inclusive tuition cost

TIES English Course offerings

Business English courses are tailored according to the needs of the client and the capability level of the participants.

  • Intensive courses of 140 hours, 7 hours a day over four weeks, including two dinners a week. One is a working dinner where a guest speaker will speak for an hour. The other will be an evening of entertainment and relaxation. There will also be four weekend excursions in and around the area included in the price.
  • Individual courses tailored to the inherent standard of the client, ranging from 10 hours in length to individual student requirements. These courses are one-on-one and aim to maximise the learning experience for the participant.

Sample timetable for an intensive Business English Course

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
08:00 –
09:00
Presentation
Feedback
Homework
Oral practice
Presentation
Feedback
Homework
Oral practice
Presentation
Feedback
Homework
Oral practice
Presentation
Feedback
Homework
Oral practice
Presentation
Feedback
Homework
Oral practice
09:00 –
10:00
Course book
International
Express
Course book
International
Express
Course book
International
Express
Course book
International
Express
Course book
International
Express
10:00 –
10:45
Course book
International
Express
Course book
International
Express
Course book
International
Express
Course book
International
Express
Course book
International
Express
10:45 –
11:00
TEA BREAK TEA BREAK TEA BREAK TEA BREAK TEA BREAK
11:00 –
12:00
Writing presentation, feedback and assignment Cell groups – language or listening skills (internet) Writing presentation, feedback and assignment Cell groups – language or listening skills (internet) Writing presentation, feedback and assignment
12:00 –
13:00
Writing assignment Cell groups – language or listening skills (internet) Writing assignment Cell groups – language or listening skills (internet) Writing assignment
13:00 –
14:00
LUNCH BREAK LUNCH BREAK LUNCH BREAK LUNCH BREAK LUNCH BREAK
14:00 –
15:00
Effective Communication – video work Effective Communication – video work Effective Communication – video work Effective Communication – video work Effective Communication – video work
15:00 –
16:00
Presentation Assignment and preparation Presentation Assignment and preparation Presentation Assignment and preparation Presentation Assignment and preparation Presentation Assignment and preparation
16:00 –
19:00
EVENING BREAK EVENING BREAK EVENING BREAK EVENING BREAK EVENING BREAK
19:00 –
21:00
* Evening seminar with meal and guest speaker * Evening entertainment with meal *

Per month optional internet access for vocabulary and pronunciation work which is primarily individual needs based rather than group specific.

Two dinners will be held each week as part of the programme and the cost is included in the course fees. One is a ‘working’ dinner where a guest speaker will speak for an hour. The other will be an evening of entertainment and relaxation.

These dinners form an integral part of the course where the use of English will be practised in an entertaining and convivial environment.

ACCOMMODATION ALTERNATIVES
Please see our page about accommodation options.

LEISURE OPPORTUNITIES
The Western Cape is the premier tourist destination in South Africa. The Waterfront in Cape Town ranks as the most visited tourism site in South Africa. Table Mountain ranks second! You will have the opportunity of visiting both these attractions, plus many more, during your stay.
TIES has arranged a number of tourism options and activities. Should you be interested in any of these activities, more details and pricing can be provided.

THANKS
Thank you for taking the time to read about the Business English classes. Should you require further details, a comprehensive brochure including accommodation prices, leisure opportunities and prices, and an application form will be forwarded either electronically or by mail.

Are you a prospective student? See the how to apply page for more details.