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Diploma in English Language Studies for Business and Tourism

Improve your English language skills in business and tourism with this free online course

Tourism and Hospitality
Free Course
This free online English language course is designed to teach non-native English speakers about business, entrepreneurship and tourism through English. In this course you'll learn about entrepreneurship, identifying business opportunities, conducting market research, creating business plans, and a range of other important skills including restaurant and hotel service through text and video sources to help you achieve your English language goals.





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This free online English for Business and Tourism diploma course will enable you to learn the English language skills necessary to succeed in the international workplace. You will explore business English through authentic readings and video lectures, while learning about business vocabulary and concepts. The course begins by providing an introduction to the concept of entrepreneurship and examining business ideas, products, and opportunities. You will also learn about the basics of market research, including how to identify an opportunity as an entrepreneur.

Next, you will focus on business plans, why they are important, and you will practise creating your own business plan. In the final part of the course, you will be presented with the basics for funding a business, the various means of sourcing funds as an entrepreneur such as debt-financing, equity-financing, and crowdfunding. You will learn how to create a persuasive presentation, or pitch, based on your business plan and the art of creating an effective hook to be used in making a great pitch.

Finally, you will learn some basic English for working in restaurants, hotels and tourist information centres. You will learn how to take orders, describe dishes, check in guests and book tours among many other things. This course is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in learning more about the global business and tourism economy. So why wait? Start this course and improve your English language skills today!

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Becoming an Entrepreneur

Identifying an Opportunity

Creating a Business Plan (Part 1)

Creating a Business Plan (Part 2)

Attracting Investors and Obtaining Financial Support

English For Restaurant Service

English for Restaurant Service Assessment

English For Hotel Reception and Front Desk

English For Hotel Reception and Front Desk Assessment

English For Tourist Information and Guided Tours

English For Tourist Information and Guided Tours Assessment

Course assessment

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Develop effective reading strategies
  • Use comparative language
  • Outline the listening strategies
  • List the key steps in conducting market research
  • Discuss the basic components of business plans
  • Compare ways to obtain funding for a start-up
  • Identify vocabulary to discuss plans and goals for funding a business
  • Recommend and compare restaurant dishes using adjectives and comparative adjectives
  • Effectively provide potential hotel guests with information during inquiries using English language phrases
  • Discuss guided tour itineraries using the present simple and predictive future tenses


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