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Tuition Fee
GBP 910
Per course
Start Date
Not Available
Medium of studying
On campus
14 days
Program Facts
Program Details
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Writing | International Finance | Marketing
Education type
On campus
Full time
Course Language
Tuition Fee
Average International Tuition Fee
GBP 910
Program start dateApplication deadline
About Program

Program Overview


Is this course for me?

  • This course is ideal for students who want to improve their English skills for use in a wide range of business and financial contexts.
  • It combines general English with specialist Business and Finance-related topics.
  • Students also have the option to prepare for the Cambridge BEC examinations through additional one-to-one lessons.

Included in the price:

  • 28 lessons per week (21 hours)
  • Welcome Information Pack
  • Access to multi-format course materials
  • Placement test on arrival, weekly assignments, group participation and progress tests
  • Use of Computer Learning Centre
  • Free Wi-fi at school
  • Regular accompanied visits to companies and financial institutions 
  • Full access to Kings social programme, with at least two free activities per week
  • Full access to join Kings’ school clubs and societies
  • Optional weekly lecture programme
  • End-of-course certificate (90% or higher attendance required)

Program Outline

Course structure and content

  • 20 lessons (15 hours) per week of General English
  • 8 lessons (6 hours) per week Business, Marketing and Finance

General English lessons

Your general English lessons will be designed to improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening at a consistent rate. Each week, lessons will focus on a different topic.

Key areas covered include:

Communication skills

  • Conversational language skills
  • Listening and accents
  • Reading and interpretation
  • Writing and presenting

Linguistic resources

  • Building your vocabulary bank
  • Fine tuning your pronunciation
  • Interpretation of texts
  • Grammar and syntax

Study skills

  • Note taking and revision
  • Research skills
  • Time management and planning
  • Dictionary work
  • Learner autonomy

Cultural and personal development

  • Understanding cultural difference and similarity
  • Team work and leadership
  • Presenting an argument
  • Discussion skills

You will be assigned to your general English class based on your current Kings Level. We have classes right through to Level 8 (Advanced), and you will progress up through the levels as your skills improve and your confidence grows.

Specialised Business, Marketing and Finance lessons

Students taking this course will explore the many different areas of modern business English.

Lessons will typically focus on these key areas:

  • Business and finance terminology
  • Writing and preparing formal business documents in English
  • Giving business presentations
  • Business case studies
  • Other aspects of professional communication skills
  • Educational visits

Example topics covered include:

  • Advertising and marketing
  • Accounting and investment
  • Human resources
  • Office management

Real-life business experience

Students will visit a leading business and financial institution every two weeks. They will attend meetings, communicate with professionals, carry out project research and work on business case-studies. Sample visits include:

  • Lloyds of London
  • London Metal Exchange
  • British Museum money gallery
  • Museum of Brands
  • Old Royal Naval College
  • The Bank of England
  • Other London based companies

Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) preparation

  • Students taking the English Plus Business and Finance Course have the option to prepare for the Cambridge BEC Exams (through one-to-one lessons, supplement applies)
  • The Cambridge Business English Certificates (BEC) are internationally recognised qualifications which show that students can use English appropriately in a business context.

Meet the teacher – Andrew Allen-Tidy

  • Andrew teaches on the English Business, Marketing and Finance course at Kings London.
  • He previously ran established leisure businesses, developed new business and e-commerce platforms, and specialised in enabling the rapid expansion of young businesses.
  • He decided to retire from business when he was 50 because he wanted a new challenge and to give something back into society.
  • Andy's level of expertise and contacts in industry have enabled students to embark on educational visits to prestigious institutions, and some very senior travel industry figures have delivered talks at the school.
  • He is also CELTA and CIM (Chartered Institute or Marketing) qualified.

Sample timetable

Please note: Sample timetable subject to change. General English lessons may take place in mornings or afternoons in summer.

Mon Tues Weds Thurs Fri

09:00 – 10:30
(Lessons 1 & 2)

General English

Progress test
including listening and writing

Individual and group feedback on test

Using ‘will’ and ‘shall’ in polite requests

Open and closed questions (intonation)

Professional skills

Common idioms and phrasal verbs used to describe behaviour

Reading, listening and writing
Giving tips on how to behave in different situations

Understanding how technology works

Functional language
Giving instructions

Task-based learning (leadership and team work)
Building a bridge

Grammar review
‘Will’, ‘shall’ and relative clauses

Ted Talk: How to lead a conversation between people who disagree

Beyond right and wrong?

10:30 – 11:00 Break Break Break Break Break

11:00 – 12:30
(Lessons 3 & 4)

General English

Social behavior: Talking about norms and customs

Understanding cultural differences

Phone addiction.

Asking for and offering help

Study skills
Making effective notes

Real English
People in the newspapers today

Defining relative clauses

Adjectives of character

An email describing a new invention.

A future without cars.

Diplomatic language

Professional skills
Giving and receiving feedback

Beyond right and wrong?

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch

13:30 – 15:00

(Week 1)

Issues related to the movement of money, credit and financial markets

Financial terms (gerunds).
Introduction to some of the major issues surrounding the movement of capital and global money markets

Describing trends (past, present and future)

Dealing with figures, large and small (combining grammatical structures and specific vocabulary to describe trends in the movement of money)

Educational visit
The Bank of England (introduction to the workings of the central bank of the UK and its responsibilities for the supervision of financial market infrastructure)

Case study
Making a pitch/ presenting figures (budgets, costs, expenses, profits, etc.) (drawing on the experience of the working of a major bank and, using the language covered in the week, present financial information in the form of a business pitch)

Free time

13:30 – 15:00

(Week 2)

Ways of borrowing money

Financial terms (prefixes).
Introduction to the various mechanisms through which credit is raised

Ways to raise money

Finding finance (developing listening and reading skills while learning about credit markets)

Language review
Dependent prepositions


Summarising a complex argument (developing negotiating skills and learning how to structure a summary)

Case study
‘Last throw of the dice’: negotiate finance for a new film. (Combining the language and content learnt over the week and engage in a simulated negotiation)

Free time