Business English

1+ hour
Tailor-made Timetable

We have especially designed these Business English classes for people who use English for work in their professional lives, either overseas or in Edinburgh.





We provide private Business English training for people who use English in their professional lives, or who want to improve English for work.

Whether you work for a Scottish or multinational company in Edinburgh, or are an international visitor here for a short time to practise and improve your business communication skills in English, our experienced teachers train you to be more effective and professional English users in work.

We will tailor your private Business English training programme to your needs and objectives.  We match you with Business English teachers who have experience and knowledge of your specialist field of work so that you can develop the vocabulary, expressions and ‘jargon’ of your sector.

Our approach to learning is interactive and practical, and includes simulations, projects, language training and self-study.  Our aim is to help you communicate better and more confidently in your job, be more competitive in gaining promotions, and improve your employment prospects.

Who is the course for?

Our Private Business English classes are for international adults, usually with an intermediate (B1), upper-intermediate (B2) or advanced (C1/C2) level of English.  Perhaps you are an executive or professional currently working for a Scottish or transnational company in Edinburgh or abroad.  Or you may plan to get a job at an English speaking company and want to improve English for work.

Private classes are for individuals.  If there are two or more of you, or you would like to organise a course for your team, please contact us for a quote.

Can I combine classes?

You can combine Private Business English classes with one or more of our mini group courses.


Venture English can arrange homestays with independent hosts for students who want to study with us, typically for 1-8 weeks.

We have carefully chosen local hosts who are warm and friendly, close to school (5-30 minutes by bus or on foot) and have comfortable, pleasant homes where you can study, relax and socialise in English.

You can use the kitchen to prepare meals, chill out in the living room, have a hot shower day or night, access the internet via wifi, and practise your English with your host.

Prices for bed and breakfast with a local host start at £180 per week.  Our one-time fee for arranging your homestay is £35.

Arrange Your Own Accommodation
When we travel, we want accommodation that suits our budget and taste, so we always use Airbnb. With Airbnb, you can choose the kind of accommodation, place and price that suits you.

For more information about arranging your own short-term and long-term accommodation in Edinburgh, read our full accommodation guide.

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How to Book

To book your group course or private lesson(s), you need to make full payment.  Places are limited, so early booking is strongly recommended.

You can pay online via Paypal (including credit or debit card) or bank transfer (BACS or  If you prefer to pay in cash, simply arrange to visit Venture English to make payment.  Your booking is only confirmed when we receive your full payment.

At checkout, you can tell us which dates you want to book, and any other information.

If you have any questions before you book, just ask – we’re happy to help!

What Happens Next?

When we receive your payment, we will email you confirmation of your course booking.

We will then ask you to fill out a needs analysis so that we know more about your study aims and interests.  We may arrange a face-to-face or Skype chat to assess your English level and discuss your course.


Venture English reserves the right to cancel a course in circumstances outside of our control or, in the case of group courses, when fewer than three students have enrolled. Full payment will be refunded when a course cannot be provided.

If you cancel your course:

  • more than 28 days before its commencement, all payment will be refunded, minus any bank transfer or administration fees.
  • between 28 and 14 days before its commencement, 50% of your course fees will be refunded, minus any bank transfer or administration fees.
  • less than 14 days before its commencement, or if you withdraw from the course having started it, no payment will be returned.

For further information, see our Terms & Conditions.