General Business

PQS English for General Business

CEFR Grade PQS Level
B1 Grade 5-6
B2 Grade 7-8
C1 Grade 7-9
C2 Grade 10-12

The PQS English for General Business is aimed at students who have a professional need for Business English, i.e. people in or training for jobs in the business world. It is not intended to be a specialist module covering one particular area in great depth. It is designed to cover, in a practical way, the English needed in everyday business or work situations.

The topics covered are from a range which can include management, enterprise, job interviews, leadership, environmental issues, standards and ethics, advertising, telephone and email English, presentations, branding, marketing and sales, customer relations management.

The focus is on vocabulary building, effective reading skills and building confidence in speaking fluently in English in a business/work related environment.

Assessment is by exam, and Candidates are assessed in all four English language skills of reading and writing, listening and writing and speaking.

Candidates taking BELT will need to demonstrate that they can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

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