Tele-Online Cert IBET

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Certificate in International Business English Training

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What is the Tele-Online Cert IBET course? 

The Tele-online Cert IBET is a 55-hour online trainer training course which develops your ability to design and deliver Business English training specifically adapted to your learners’ needs.

This course is generally aimed at EFL teachers who wish to gain a formal Trinity Certificate in International Business English Teaching.

Ideally, you will already have taken your first steps into teaching Business English, although in specific cases there may be some flexibility, depending on experience.

How do I gain the Trinity Cert IBET qualification?

Partipants who successfully complete the course are invited to write a 4000-word (plus appendices) final assignment. This is marked by EMB and moderated by a Trinity examiner. 

Entry Requirement

Applicants must have an initial teaching qualification such as the Trinity College London Certifcate in TESOL and at least one year’s ELT teaching experience, a year being a minimum of 480 teaching hours.

Experience of business English training and access to business English learners is also desirable.

Applicants should have a minimum level of English equivalent to Trinity ISE III, IELTS 7.0, TOEFL 627 or CEFR C1.

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Start any time that suits you.

Course Length

You can take up to twelve months to complete the course, entirely at your own pace.

Course Fee 

£900 / €1260

How to apply

Just read the full set of course details and entry requirements right down to the word cloud. Then email us at with a brief outline of how you meet the requirements. 

We’ll then arrange a Whatsapp interview with you to answer any further questions and to find out how best to tailor the course to your personal teaching experience and current situation.

You’ll need to provide a digital copy of your teaching certificate before the course.  

What do we mean by Business English and the Business English Learner?

Over the years of delivering the IBET and similar courses, we’ve regularly had to deal with this question in one form or another.

What we really mean is English for almost any adult working in the public or private sector, regardless of field, function or level. Business English does not simply mean ‘vocabulary for people in obvious areas such as marketing or finance’. 

Any person in work needs one or more of the core skills, such as email writing, presenting or participating in meetings. They will need to handle a range of scenarios. This might be as basic as arranging appointments or as complex as leading a formal international negotiation.

Doing business internationally also requires interpersonal and intercultural competences. 

Which exact skills and scenarios are relevant depends on our learner’s specific role, function and field or industry. We discover these by conducting a thorough needs analysis. 

‘’This course has made me see Business English (teaching) in a whole new light.”  -Sylvia Ellbec – Oman

What will I get from the course?

By the end of the course you won’t be an expert in all areas of business. Instead, what you will have gained is the tools to assess how you need to work effectively with any particular learner or group. This will involve more than course content. Pacing and timing, teaching methods, approaches and techniques and feedback and assessment procedure will all be part of the mix. You will also explore strategies for learner-centred research. So the techniques you learn on this course will be immediately applicable, whoever you are teaching.

Do I need experience of teaching business English?

All the essential aspects of planning and teaching Business English courses are covered on the course; however, since the assignment requires you to plan a course for a specific learner or group of learners, based on a thorough needs analysis, experience of relevant learners is extremely useful! If you don’t have this before you start the course, we will recommend strategies for filling those gaps during your course. We’ve specifically created this flexibly-timed online course to cater to a wide range of teachers.


Course Modules

1 Business English Definitions
2 Concepts and Language in BE
3 Needs Analysis and Research
4 Materials and Resources
5 Methods, Approaches and Techniques
6 Syllabus Design and Course Planning
7 Business Communications Skills 1
8 Business Communications Skills 2
9 Internationalism
10 Assessment and Evaluation

Course Procedure


We deliver reading and video tutorials over a very user-friendly platform that allows you to upload work, send messages, ask questions, complete quizzes and polls and receive guidance, assistance and feedback from your personal tutor, throughout the course.

As and when appropriate we organise a number of personal tutorials via either WhatsApp, or Zoom if we wish to screen share.

Course Work

After reading or watching course videos, you complete and post a number of short self-test or written tasks such as quizzes or professional reflection exercises.

In addition, you complete 10 main written tasks covering each part of the course that also help you understand what is required in the final IBET assignment.

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Feedback and guidance

We’ll give you tutorials, Q+A support and full feedback on all work, throughout the course. Tutorials are arranged at a mutually convenient time.


We use Whatsapp and Zoom to do the tutorials, depending on need and preference. Zoom allows us to screen share. Signing up to Zoom is not necessary; we simply send you a link to our meeting room for the lesson.

What does the final assignment involve?

Course Fee

£180 (including 2-hour assignment tutorial)

On successful completion of the course, if you wish to proceed to the IBET assignment, we offer you a personal assignment tutorial of up to two hours. You then have a further 3 months in which to submit your 4000-word assignment.

You have a choice of 4 questions, which you can find here. For most of these, planning a course for a specific learner or group of learners is the main task. This also involves providing credible learner profiles and a comprehensive rationale of methods, approaches and techniques for the course (or portion of it) that you present.



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