English for Specialist Training, Occupational and Professional Purposes

Specialist Business communications and correspondence portfolio for business personnel internationally.

  • Business communications
  • Business correspondence
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Report writing
  • Technical writing
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary

  • English for specialist business, occupational and professional purposes

  • Transferable academic skills and knowledge (TASK)
  • Transferable soft skills
Benefits and Advantages

  • The confidence to be able to use the English language in specialist business, occupational or professional environments
  • Competency and skills focused
  • Task-based learning focused
  • Added value transferable academic and soft skills
  • Small groups – enhanced personalised, tailored and bespoke learning

  • Delivered by senior British and Commonwealth ESTOPP and ELT specialists with extensive international ESTOPP and business communications expertise and experience
  • Best international practice and leading-edge knowledge
  • Aligned to and benchmarked against British and Commonwealth armed forces leadership, UK professional and academic bodies’ standards
Webinar Series

Executive One to One

£40 pp ph

Professional One to One

£30 pp ph

ESP 1-1

£29 pp ph


£25 pp ph

EAP / IELTS Micro Group

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ESP Micro Group

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ESP Public Programmes

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EAP Public Programmes

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Special Listing Short ELT Course


Special Listing Extended 1


Special Listing Extended 2





Your Course At A Glance

Short Intensive, Extended

or Academic Year Courses

Webinar Based

With Online Support

2 Weeks Up to

32 Weeks

Personalised Experience

Coaching and Tutorials

Course Overview

The Business Communications and Correspondence Portfolio programme is designed for organisational, corporate and private clients internationally who require best practice business communications and correspondence, as well as specialist English for business, occupational and professional purposes language support. The programme and course offer clients a robust, rigorous and broad portfolio of business communications skills, across organisational levels; integrated specialist English for business, occupational and professional purposes language support; and added value transferable soft skills. The focus is on developing organisational and personal business communications competency and skills, with a strong practical and task-based learning-focused approach. The programmes and courses can be tailored and bespoke for clients’ requirements.

Who Is This Course For

The programme and course are designed for international business personnel operating in English language medium environments who need best-practice business communications and correspondence as well as specialist English for business language support in order to fulfil their roles and responsibilities to the highest possible standards. Specialist programmes and courses can be delivered for specific personnel, as well as for specialist functional purposes.

What Are The Course Objectives?

There are five main course objectives:

  • To provide participants with the knowledge, skills, competencies to effectively operate and communicate in English within international business environments
  • To develop specialist best practice business communications skills and competencies
  • To develop best practice business correspondence and writing skills and competencies
  • To develop best practice interpersonal and transferable business soft skills
  • To give participants the confidence and skills to:
    • Successfully operate in English language medium environments internationally
    • Be an independent learner
What Will I Learn?

By the end of this programme and course you will:

  • Have enhanced specialist business and professional communications knowledge, skills and competency
  • Have enhanced business correspondence and writing skills and competency
  • An improved understanding of the English language
  • Specialist English for business SME knowledge, skills and competency
  • Developed interpersonal and transferable soft skills
  • Be able to operate as an independent learner, applying leaner learning skills across disciplines
Course Outline

Key topics explored across the full programme include:

Professional Award

Module 1 – Business communications

Module 2 – Business correspondence

Module 3 – Interpersonal skills

Module 4 – Presentation skills

Module 5 – Negotiation skills

Module 6 – Report writing

Module 7 – Technical writing

Module 8 – English language grammar and vocabulary

Professional Certificate

Module 9 – English for specialist business purposes

Module 10 – Cross-cultural communications

Module 11 – Presence and influence

Module 12 – English for specialist business purposes

Professional Advanced Certificate

Module 13– Organisational communications

Module 14 – Managing Internal & External Workplace Communications

At all stages programme and course, participants build a live portfolio of their work. 

What Will I Walk Away With?

You will walk away with:

  • The English language knowledge, skills and competencies to be able to confidently and successfully train and operate in specialist English language medium professional, occupational and SME environments; and maximise the potential rewards and benefits from such training and interoperable experiences
  • Added value transferable learner learning, academic and soft skills
  • Specialist and transferable professional knowledge and skills
  • Enhanced career and promotion prospects
  • Continuous professional development credits
  • A personalised professional action plan, which in conjunction with the course, critical personal reflection and ongoing professional development will allow you to further develop and put into practice what you have learnt
  • Access to our library of resources
  • Either a professional award, a professional certificate or an advanced professional certificate.
Pre Course Activities

We strongly recommend that in preparation for this course, participants take the time to complete the pre-course work; both so that they reap the fullest rewards and benefits of the courses, and so that it can be tailored and personalised where possible to their individual requirements.

  • Think about what your learning priorities and objectives are
  • Think about a possible leadership topic, issue, challenge or objective you have a special interest in for discussion in coaching, supervision / tutorials
  • Think about what real-world organisational strategic, transformational and resilience objectives you have
  • Think about what real-world organisational and business disruption, issues and challenges you face
  • Think about how you can use the current climate as a catalyst for change.
What is Included In The Investment Fee?

The investment fee encompasses:


  • Face to face contact learning via webinar, online and collaborative technology
  • A minimum number of whole class contact hours per days / week / month – subject to programme and course duration selected
  • Micro group sessions – depending upon participant numbers and webinar / programme / course duration
  • Individual / pair / micro group supervisions / coaching / personal and operational consulting and action planning – depending upon participant numbers and webinar / programme / course duration
  • Core course materials – send by email and online
  • Supplementary materials – send by email and online
  • Complimentary materials – materials – send by email and online
  • Access to documents and resources library for the webinar / programme / course duration
  • Certificate
Availability and Dates

At the moment due to the global pandemic, this course is only available publicly on a webinar basis with online support.

The masterclass, short five-day intensive professional, two and four week extended professional programmes and courses recommence on:

27thSept 2021 | 11thOctober 2021 | 25thOctober 2021 | 
8thNovember 2021 | 22ndNovember 2021 | 6thDecember 2021 | 10thJanuary 2022 |
24thJanuary 2022 | 7thFebruary 2022 | 21stFebruary 2022 | 7thMarch 2022 | 21stMarch 2022
1,2 3 Day Master Classes and 1,2,3 Day Advanced Professional Classes recommence on:
  4thOctober 2021 | 18thOctober 2021 | 1stNovember 2021 |
15thNovember 2021 | 29thNovember 2021 | 13thDecember 2021 | 17thJanuary 2022 |
31stJanuary 2022 | 14th February 2022 | 28thFebruary 2022
Key People

Programme Director

David C.W.A. Carruthers


Course Convenor


Senior Trainers

A Trainer's View

ʺ There is a lot of added value in the Business Communications and Correspondence Portfolio programmes and courses for international business personnel across all organisational levels; with an outstanding depth and breadth of professional and advanced communications topics, transferable soft skills, and specialist business English modules.

The blended strong focus on task-based learning, practical skills and business communications and specialist English language competencies; and delivery by the academy’s senior level specialist business communications and ESTOPP trainers with international expertise and experience, marks this programme and course out.ʺ

Course Fees' Payment

UK and international clients should please contact us at Minerva Academy directly for payment of course fees.

All course fees must be paid 48 hours prior to commencement of the webinar / courses.



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