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UPDATE: DEMYSTIFYING BUSINESS ENGLISH IS NOW AVAILABLE - YOU CAN BUY IT HERE.
What if I told you that Business English wasn’t actually that difficult and complicated?
What if I told you that there are several techniques and principles of “Business English” that will help you impress your boss, colleagues and clients, and succeed in an English-speaking workplace?
We are launching a course to teach you these techniques and principles, and how to apply them in your professional life.
The course is in the final stages of production, and it will be released in early Autumn.
You can already pre-order the course, and you will receive access to it before everyone else.
If you have more questions about the course, here are some answers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why are you making this course?
At Leonardo English, we have received hundreds of messages from people asking for tips about how to improve their English at work.
From how to talk more professionally with colleagues through to how to give great presentations, communicating better at work is one of the most common things non-native speakers want to improve.
But there are two problems with the current world of “Business English”:
- Most “Business English” courses cost €500+ per week (this one is €1,400/week)
- Most “Business English” you learn from textbooks or in classrooms doesn’t actually prepare you for a real English-speaking business. The focus is on keeping you there for a long time (because of reason #1).
With this course, this all changes. It is affordable for all AND its has been designed from experience in real-life businesses, not in real-life classrooms.
Who is this course for?
This course is for non-native speakers who want to improve their “professional” English.
Perhaps you are either already working in an English-speaking business or a business where you have to speak some English with clients.
Or perhaps you want to improve your Business English to get a new job.
The course content is entirely in English, so you should have at least an intermediate level of English. If you can understand English Learning for Curious Minds, you will understand this course.
What will I learn in the course?
In this course, you will learn the principles of successful business communication.
This will include everything from writing amazing job applications through to impressing your interviewer, right through to writing persuasive emails and giving brilliant presentations.
The aim of this course is to give you everything you need to succeed in an English-speaking business.
Here is what we’ll cover in the course*:
- How Is Business English Different From General English?
- Principles of Effective Business English Communication
- Writing An Amazing Job Application
- Job Interview: How To Impress Your Interviewer
- Understanding Your Boss & Colleagues
- Speaking Confident Business English
- Business English Power Writing
- Giving Amazing Presentations
- The English Of Business Meetings
- Business Idioms, Buzzwords and Jargon
- Business English In A “Remote” World
- Continuing “Business English” Education
*the content might change a tiny bit - we may add or remove modules.
What format will the course be?
It will be an audio course with downloadable transcripts/worksheets.
It will contain 3-5 hours of audio, divided into around 12 modules.
You will be able to listen to all of the modules in your podcast app and download everything for use offline.
Who will be teaching this course?
Alastair Budge, the founder of Leonardo English.
What does he know about “Business English”?
You’re right, that’s a good question.
My knowledge of “Business English” (and everything I’ll teach you in this course) doesn’t come from a textbook or the classroom.
It comes from the 10+ years I've worked with (and interviewed, trained, hired & fired) hundreds of non-native speakers in real English-speaking businesses.
I’ve seen firsthand what makes a non-native speaker succeed and fail in an English-speaking business, and this course will teach you how to succeed in the real world, not in a classroom.
Why should I pre-order the course?
You will receive:
- Early access to the course
- The ability to provide feedback and input into the course content - if there is a particular subject you would like to be covered, we will take this into account.
When will the course be available?
It will be available to the public in Autumn 2022. If you pre-order it you will receive early access to the course.
How much does it cost?
The price will be €129.
Think about it this way. If you buy this course and it helps you make even one better decision at work and you get a new job or a promotion, the course will have paid for itself multiple times over.
In the unlikely event that it doesn’t, we have a 30-day refund policy.
Is it a subscription?
No, it is a one-time cost. You will have lifetime access to the course, and be able to download everything to keep, forever.
Can I ask my company to pay for this course?
Yes. You will also receive a fully itemised receipt, so your finance department will be happy.
What is your refund policy?
We’re confident you’ll love it, but if you’re not we offer a 30-day refund policy. Please email us within 30 days of receiving the course and you’ll receive a full refund.
Can you let me know when the course is ready?
Sure. You can sign up for updates here.
I have another question
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help.
Message from Alastair, founder of Leonardo English:
I’m so excited to share this course with you, and help you succeed in your career. Language shouldn’t be a barrier to you professionally, and in this course I will teach you everything you know about how to succeed in an English-speaking business as a non-native speaker.