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Units and Content

Units on the Distance Cert IBET are individual, bite-sized chunks that will take you between one and three hours to complete. Overall, you will study 30 units that total around 50 to 60 hours of input and self-directed work.

The Units - listed below - are sent to you in blocks of 5 units at a time.

1. What is Business English?

2. Understanding the World of Business

3. Teachers and Learners 

4. Lesson Planning

5. Teaching Grammar 

6. Understanding Marketing

7. Training Presentations  

8. ELT Approaches

9. Published Resources, Coursebooks, Authentic Material and Making Your Own

10. Conducting Needs Analysis

11. Writing Course Proposals (inc. Setting Goals, Objectives and Outcomes)

12. Speaking, Roleplays and Simulations

13. Understanding Human Resources

14. Training Meetings

15. Teaching Vocabulary and Lexis 

16. Listening in Business English and using Audio and Video

17. Business English, ESP, EAP and ESAP

18. Training Negotiations

19. Understanding Finance

20. Reading and Using Case Studies

21. Telephoning and Conference Calls

22. Using Technology, Blended Learning and Teaching Virtually

23. Teaching Writing 1 – E-mailing and Shorter Texts

24. Intercultural Communication

25. Projects and Tasks in Training

26. Teaching Writing 2 - Longer Texts

27. Teaching One-to-one and Using Coaching Approaches

28. Assessment, Testing Feedback and Teaching for Exams

29. Understanding Leadership and Teams

30. Going Freelance, Presenting at Conferences, Professional Development and Writing for Publication

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