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Learn the English you need

Bath School of English provides courses designed around the specific needs of our students. If you need to improve your English skills quickly in a specific field, a full-immersion One-to-One course at BSE will help you achieve your goal.

If you would like to talk to our enquiries team to discuss your specific requirements, please Contact Us


Click on the links for information about some of our English for Specific Purposes courses.

Other specialised fields of English

Bath School of English offers a wide range of English for Specific Purposes courses, taught by highly qualified and experienced ESP teaching staff. Contact us with information about your specialised field and we will be pleased to provide details of the personalised English courses we can provide.

Other English for Specific Purposes language courses available at BSE include -

  • English for Banking
  • English for Conversation and Pronunciation
  • English for Engineering
  • English for Human Resources
  • English for the Insurance Industry
  • English for International Tourism
  • English for Lawyers
  • English for Marketing
  • English for Medicine
  • English for the Energy Industry

English for Cambridge Examinations

At Bath School of English our experienced examination class teachers help students prepare for these Cambridge ESOL examinations -

  • Cambridge English: First (First Certificate in English)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced - (Certificate in Advanced English)
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency - (Certificate of Proficiency in English)
The English for Cambridge Examinations courses at BSE are suitable for students who have an Upper-Intermediate or Advanced level of general English.

Cambridge Examinations courses


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English for IELTS

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System. It is a test designed to prove people's English skills. IELTS is accepted worldwide by universities, employers and professional bodies. The IELTS course at Bath School of English helps students prepare thoroughly for the four parts of the IELTS examination - Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. Students preparing for university entrance study the Academic Reading and Writing modules.

English for IELTS Courses


Business English

The Business English course at Bath School of English is designed for professional people who need or will need to use English confidently for their present or future career.

Teaching methods and materials are selected for maximum efficiency, based on a careful Business English Needs Analysis. The main emphasis is on developing communication skills quickly in general business situations and contexts. The Business English skills that you need to prioritise may include:

  • Making Presentations
  • Negotiating
  • The Language of Meetings
  • Describing Graphs and Charts
  • Analysing Reports
  • Reporting
  • Telephoning
  • Socialising
  • Business Correspondence
  • Emails and Texts
  • Video Conferencing
  • Import and Export
  • Job Interviewing
  • Writing a CV/resume
  • Agreeing and Disagreeing
  • Conference Speaking
  • Describing Company Organograms
  • Making Business Plans and Forecasts
  • Making Arrangements

Class activities typically include case studies, project work and the setting up of realistic professional situations (for example video conference, telephoning, meetings).
Your teacher will teach you how to speak clearly, confidently and effectively in English in business situations with colleagues, clients and counterparts.

At the beginning of your course your teacher will assess your individual requirements with you. This enables us to produce a One-to-One course programme based on your specific needs and objectives, and your current level of English.


Business English is suitable for students who have an Intermediate level of general English or higher.


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