English for... Successful Business
Business English Training Workshops
Learn in the Beautiful Cotswolds
Business English Immersion Courses
Business English Online Training
Need to use English at work? We can help.
Is your lack of English holding you back? At Abbey Communication we can help you attain the language skills you need to do your job more confidently, effectively and successfully.
Based in the UK, we have over 25 years’ experience in English language immersion training for business. Our professional trainers have worked in many commercial and industrial fields, giving them an expert insight into our participants’ language requirements.
Learning tailored to your needs
At Abbey, there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach; instead we always consider your individual needs and discuss with you which aspects of your English you would like to improve. We focus on the areas of your business life where you’re regularly required to use English: for example, in meetings and negotiations, on the phone, in conference calls and emails, when visiting clients, talking to suppliers or showing people round your site.
In this way we can tailor the language immersion training precisely to the needs of the participant. At the end of a course with us, you will have acquired practical language skills that are totally relevant to your work and career.
For those who are unable to attend a full immersion course in the UK, or who simply wish to refresh their learning, we can offer the option of convenient ‘virtual’ English lessons using Skype or a similar online system. Non-native speakers who live within travelling distance of Abbey may also wish to check out our short English for… workshops that focus on specific aspects of Business English, such as presentation or negotiation skills.
Companies and organisations looking to improve their employees’ language skills can take advantage of our In-house option, which offers the benefits of group training by Abbey’s expert trainers but at your own premises, anywhere in the world – including the UK.
Language immersion training in the Cotswolds
At Abbey we believe that being able to speak English confidently and naturally in social situations is an essential part of building business relationships. Language immersion training will give you plenty of opportunities for interaction – at dinner with your host family, at lunches and breaks, on local walks and trips, and on group social evenings.
Developing your language skills in authentic settings will help to prepare you for the different business and cultural environments you will encounter at work.
Learning with Abbey is also a highly pleasurable experience! Based in the medieval hill town of Malmesbury in the southern Cotswolds, participants can enjoy a more tranquil setting for learning away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Learning with Abbey Communication: the key benefits
A relaxed and welcoming training environment
Short language immersion training courses designed around the individual
A strong focus on practical language skills
An experienced team of professional trainers
Quality accommodation with experienced hosts
Delightful setting in a beautiful Cotswold town
Opportunities for Social as well as Business English
Ease of travel from Bristol and London airports
“I’ve made incredible improvements and feel much more self-confident in English. I’m now able to speak more fluently in meetings, during conference calls and even in presentations!”
Aude Vrana, Director in luxury food industry – France