100% Online PT IH Cert. Teaching Business English course at IH OTTI

Online Training
12 Feb 2022 - 28 May 2022

Date Location Mode Fee
Online Training
100% Online PT £460

About the teacher training centre

Do you want an online professional development course, no matter where you are in the world?

The IH Online Teacher Training Institute (OTTI) is the teacher training wing of International House World Organisation. We provide online professional development courses for EFL teachers around the world. We have courses for every stage of a teacher’s career, from soon after your initial qualification to DELTA level and management courses. 

Learning online gives you the flexibility to set your own study hours and save money on travel and accommodation.

On our courses you can ‘attend’ whenever (and wherever!) is convenient for you. You don't usually have to attend a live chat or webinar at a specific time, although sometimes there are live "meetups" so you have the chance to chat with your tutor and other classmates. 

To help you there is ongoing support from your tutors in online forums and through individual feedback - and you'll probably find your other course participants are really helpful as well. You are definitely not studying alone, and this tutor and peer support is what our trainees say they like most about our courses. 

The IH Certificate in Teaching Business English

If you’re a teacher and you’d like to start teaching Business English, this course is for you. It will give you the required skills to get qualified in teaching Business English.

The topics covered on this course are divided into 3 strands:

Basic Business Awareness (e.g. Business speaking skills; Business writing skills; Marketing; Sales; Accountancy; Human Resources Management)

Professional Skills (e.g. Needs analysis; Syllabus design; Principles of lesson planning; “The client approach” to teaching executives; Conducting feedback.)

Methodology and Materials (e.g. Learner-centred approaches; Using authentic materials; Adapting published materials)

Assessment is through a portfolio of tasks.

There are fifteen weeks of tutor led input on this course. After this you will have two weeks to complete and submit your portfolio of work ready for assessment. 

Full Course Information


Good news! If you work in an International House school you will receive a discount, reducing the fee to just £270.


Unfortunately, for both business and individuals located in the UK we have to add 20% VAT. This means you will pay £552, or £324 if you are IH staff.

If you are not based in the UK, you won't be charged this. 

IH BET student testimonials

It is challenging and helps teachers develop professionally. Pavla Mesterova


In the short time it has taken to complete it has helped me to become a better practitioner. Laura Basilisco


It is very interesting and the content is enjoyable to learn. Rachel Carey


It was a good introduction to Business English compared to General English. Michael Ramirez

Tutors at this training centre

Shaun Wilden

Shaun Wilden is the online course manager for the IH Online Teacher Training Institute. He will be your first port of call when booking an OTTI course. He has been in the ELT industry for more than 30 years, but these days is more of an education technologist, holding an MA in technology and education. He heads up our fantastic team of experienced OTTI tutors based around the world. Read more about them below.

Katja Preston

Katja Preston is the IH Online Teacher Training Institute Coordinator and handles the administrative side of the centre. She has been in ELT for nearly two decades and has lived on every continent (apart from Antarctica!) and worked in a very broad range of schools. Her experience includes one-to-one specialist English classes with adults in Chile, mixed level groups of 35 Korean primary school students, residential summer camps with Thai teenagers, and teacher training with minimal resources in rural Tanzania.