English Language Immersion Training for Business

Abbey Communication’s professional English language immersion courses are tailored specifically to your individual needs, providing either one-to-one tuition or team-based group training. The course activities are varied and include discussions and simulations that mirror the real-life experiences you encounter in your workplace. The focus is on giving you practical language skills that are totally relevant to your work and career.

After conducting a needs analysis at the beginning of the course, your trainer will create a Course Plan that sets out the timetable and course contents for the week ahead. Each Course Plan is designed to take into account the demands of your role and your specific English language requirements.

A typical week will include a mix of listening exercises, discussions, vocabulary/grammar development, presentation practice and simulations – eg. telephone and conference calls, meetings and negotiations.

Please click here for an example of our Course Plan.

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Social and Everyday English

To be effective in business you must be able to take part in everyday social conversations.

Immersion training provides an ideal context for this. In addition to all the informal opportunities for conversation, we take advantage of the chance to develop language skills in lunches and breaks, dinners with hosts, organised walks, pub games and social evenings.

There’s always a lot to talk about, and it all contributes to a more idiomatic and confident use of English.

You’ll be in good hands…

Our trainers form a mature, professional and well-coordinated team, selected for their qualifications, their skills in teaching English to adults, and for their experience in business and commercial environments.

Most participants stay with a local host family, who will offer you a warm and welcoming window into UK society and culture. Returning home in the evening to your hosts will provide you with an invaluable opportunity to practise your conversational skills.


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Your immersion training choices

Immersion courses are available at all levels of English proficiency, from beginner level to more advanced requirements. Here are the different immersion courses we offer.


Individual Course

An Individual Course provides 40 hours of intensive one-to-one Business English learning in both formal and informal settings. Your week consists of structured classroom tuition, including speaking and listening activities, together with contact time with trainers during breaks, lunchtimes and evening activities, and additional English-speaking time with your host family.


Short Individual Course

A Short Individual Course provides a balanced immersion experience, with a combination of individual one-to-one training in the mornings, tailored to your needs, with more personal time to practise and develop your language skills away from the classroom. The week comprises 15 hours of 1:1 tuition, including ‘informal’ time with trainers at breaks and lunchtimes.


Team Course

A Team Course provides training for colleagues and team members in groups of up to four people. It’s a great opportunity to improve your English language skills within your international team. Learning together will help you to develop essential business skills while avoiding familiar challenges and communication problems that often arise in multinational teams.


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What our immersion programme participants say:

“Of the three English language schools I have attended, I can say Abbey Communication is by far the best in the quality of teachers, in human contact, and in the support of host families.”

Business Analyst, International Consulting, Japan

“Totally adapted to my needs.”

Quality Manager, Pharmaceuticals, France and UK

“Relaxed but focused, interesting and open-minded trainers.”

Managing Director, Architectural Consultancy, Germany and USA

“Trust me, I’ve made incredible improvements and I now feel much more self-confident in English. I’m now able to speak more fluently in meetings, during conference calls and even in presentations!

Their unique methodology works perfectly:

• Tailor-made professional programmes according to the level and the needs of the individual
• Small groups of 2-3 people and role-play games in business situations, plus one-to-one training
• Very intensive and non-stop English speaking: from 9.00am to 5.00pm, plus social English with the family, and evening activities
• Very professional: a final report with qualitative feedback
• Very friendly: small school headed by two extraordinary women, involved teachers, with a nice host family selection
• An excellent image: well-known school chosen by international companies.”

Aude Vrana, Director, luxury food industry, France.



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