Immersion Business English

Purpose-built business language training for the professional & teams

A unique combination of expertise & individual attention.

Designed for the busy professional, this programme offers maximum progress in minimum time. To meet your objectives, your flexible tailor-made course will be
based on a detailed needs analysis and level test. It will include:
• 30 hours individual coaching per week
• All study material for the duration of the course
• Continual assessment and End of Training Test
• End of Training Report and Recommendations
• Airport and daily school transfers where necessary
One-to-one tuition
• 100% concentration on you and your needs
• Develop personal self-monitoring techniques
• Boost your confidence, competence and credibility
• Maximise progress

Programme details
Start any Monday all year round 9.00 – 15.00 Monday to Friday. There will be no breaks, as such. Coffee (11.15) and lunch (13.00) will be part of the lesson, be it talking business or social interaction. The exact time spent on each element or module and the exact organisation will depend on the individual level and rhythm of the client. We insist on the organic, made-to-measure nature of a one-to-one immersion.
• The programme will begin with a detailed run-through of the needs analysis to ascertain personal targets and oral fluency, followed by a written test to establish exact level in grammar and vocabulary, and will include:
• Presentation, drilling and practice of the tenses, with emphasis on subtleties of the present, past and future
• Business Modules, such as negotiations, presentations, reports, meetings, telephone and technical descriptions/ processes • Cross-cultural communication skills
• Social English
• Idioms
• Pronunciation, Accentuation & Intonation
• Register, Appropriacy & Cross-cultural implications
• Vocabulary Expansion with particular reference to the client’s work-specific needs.
• Listening Comprehension
• Reading & Writing Skills based on the client’s professional exigencies
• Continuous assessment and End of Training Test for feedback and consolidation.

Business module options

Negotiations: Essential grammar and professional vocabulary for exchanging information, proposing, bargaining, settling and concluding. Case study, roleplay and simulated negotiations.
Presentations: Client’s personal job-specific material is reviewed, edited and presented on video for self-appraisal and consolidation. Concentration on language for impact, cross-cultural aspects, involving the audience, taking/fielding questions.
Interviews: Incorporates all language aspects of selection and interview preparation,including resumés, question/response techniques and negotiations, followed by a videoed authentic interview.
Meetings: Introducing topics, cross-cultural factors, reports, suggestions, mini-presentations, taking minutes, clarifying, summarising and winding-up. Relevant roleplay and authentic material to improve listening and speaking skills.
Writing skills: Client’s personal job-specific and company-specific material is reviewed. Writing skills are revised or presented, including appropriate grammatical points, connectors, modifiers, punctuation, register and tone. Letters, emails, presentation supports and reports are produced, analysed and edited

Homestay Option:

Residential Immersion with your Trainer
On this programme the ELTI immersion takes place in your teacher’s home. Following prior analysis you will be allocated to the most suitable tutor. To complement tuition hours you will participate in the family life of your trainer, ensuring optimum progress in both formal and social contexts, and with professional guidance always at hand. Our homes are situated in County Cork, either in seaside towns and villages or in the country. Our host teachers’ backgrounds vary from professional and business to academic and artistic. However, they all have one common denominator – qualified experience in TEFL and warm and friendly personalities. Each programme is closely monitored by our Director of Studies.

We have been working with multinational companies and individual professional, academic  and business clients for over 30 years. Our client base includes the petrochemical, pharmaceutical, film and entertainment industries, aerospace, law offices, banking and finance and research  institutions.


THE ELTI ‘Condensed Immersion’ Programme

The alternatives for the executive with little time to spare.
Weekend Intensive Programmes From 20 – 30 hours. Any modules of choice. Arrival on Friday, departure on Monday.
Mini Immersions 2-day general business training, including a 4-hour social programme incorporating professional needs such as Meet-and- Greet, Invitations, Meals and Social Chit–chat.
Refresher Courses A 2-day course for advanced level clients dedicated to polishing and perfecting their professional English language skills in a programme tailored to their personal needs.

Optional Extras
As extra to our regular programme, clients can choose:
Excursions to: Blarney Castle, Cork Greyhound Stadium, Cobh Heritage Centre, Jameson Distillery, Ring of Kerry Tour.
Sports Golf, Horseriding, Sailing, Fishing, Tennis.
Group alternatives Team building, Language Incentives, Product launches, Corporate meetings.

All are within 25 minutes of our school. Daily transfers are arranged.
Family Home  Our family homes have been carefully selected for the warmth of their welcome and their comfort. All homes have private bathrooms. You will be included in family life and will have the opportunity to experience the real Ireland while practising your speaking skills.
Hotel & Guesthouse  For those craving independence, there are many Hotels, Guest Houses and B&B options to choose from in the area.
We highly recommend our partner, The Trident Hotel, Kinsale

Ongoing Language Training Support

So you have completed a most successful language programme and now, back at work, you are faced with a critical business document where perfection is paramount. We are available to help on Skype to give you the ongoing support you need now and to ensure total confidence ultimately.

Conference and Communications Facilities

We support all client and team training programmes with full state-of-the-art networking and conference facilities. With advance planning we streamline link-ups with your work colleagues and business partners and clients so your business language training integrates with your demanding work schedule.

The School

Established in 1985 and situated in West Cork, ELTI is one of Ireland’s most experienced leading language schools. Our reputation is built on a thorough knowledge of individual needs and a personalised commitment to excellence. We specialise in Business and Professional English.

What our clients say: 

10 years ago I was looking for a company which would be able to increase drastically my professional English level. And I discovered ELTI ! During my first immersion, Carol, with great patience, taught me all the basic grammar rules and developed my professional vocabulary. I was located in Kinsale in a fantastic family with which I am still in contact today. I was so enthusiastic with the results and the progresses that I participated in 2 other immersions. To maintain and develop my level, I wished to get Skype courses. That’s why for 2 years, i have been on line every week with Carol. A little Ireland in my French life ! Thanks to ELTI to have given me the confidence in myself and more credibility in my daily work.
Christine Calvar, HR Manager, SKF

These four separate weeks of training were very beneficial in improving my English level. The kindness and competence of my teacher also facilitated my quick progress and especially helped me to avoid mental blocks while speaking in English. The place ( Kinsale) and the accommodation were of the same quality as the rest of the training programme. I have nothing but positive thoughts and good memories of these three weeks at ELTI.
Pascal LACAISSE Chef de Projet, Sealynx International.

A very efficient week, with a good balance between training, social activities and getting out. I think that I have to digest this week and that it will really help me to reach my goal: to be able to answer, convince and deal in English. I hope that now I will be able to progress in the difficult but exciting thing that “learning English” is. A warm “Merci” for the professionalism, availability and kindness of all the ELTI team and a special thanks to Joe, Brian and Joan, my hosts.
Alain Vernadat, Manager for France, Wolters Kluwers

The course was successful, the system for learning grammar and the guided conversation have increased my English level further on this, my second intensive training programme at ELTI. The classes were pleasant and my teacher was very patient. All this allowed me to gain confidence in my progress. The accommodation was excellent and family atmosphere welcoming. My hosts were exceptional and they allowed my every opportunity to practice my English. I hope to repeat the experience yet again.
Javier Rodriguez Berraondo, Director of Sales, Ericsson, Madrid, Spain

The one-to-one course gives the possibility to concentrate on the weak points. There is a good split between the different activities (grammar, listening, exercises… and the tests confirm what you have to train to really get it. I would like to highlight the kindness of my host family, but also the advice to visit the local interesting parts of Kinsale (monuments, walks…) and lastly the pleasant evenings spent in the pub.
Philippe Guibert, Training Centre Manager, Total, France