Rebecca Smith
Online Course
Mar 17, 2015 - Mar 21, 2019
4197 Students Enrolled
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Business English

The Business English programme at ACBT provides comprehensive training in business communication and leads to the Cambridge Business English Qualifications (BEC).

For whom

The course is ideal for those who:

  1. are employed in business organizations in different capacities to support their career advancement
  2. are in search of employment to prove to employers their ability to successfully engage in business communication
  3. are studying in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to expand their career prospects.

Structure and Content

The Business English programme trains participants on business communication, starting from the essentials of it and guiding the trainees towards expertise in it across the 3 levels of the programme.

Stage Content Award
Business English Stage 1
  • describe business subjects 
  • describe charts and graphs 
  • write business emails 
  • engage in short telephone conversations 
  • conduct short business presentations 
  • write simple notes 
Cambridge B1 Business Preliminary
Business English Stage 2
  • write short business messages and reports 
  • interpret articles from business publications 
  • engage in simple business meetings 
  • conduct a short business presentation 
Cambridge B2 Business Vantage
Business English Stage 3
  • communicate effectively at managerial and professional level 
  • participate with confidence in workplace meetings and presentations 
  • communicate fluently and appropriately in various business situations 
Cambridge C1 Business Higher

Upon completion of each level, participants have the opportunity to sit for Cambridge Business English examinations which will lead to an internationally recognized lifetime qualification. 

Diploma in English (for C1 Advanced)

The Course

Diploma in English offered at ACBT is a comprehensive English language course that assists students to reach a high level of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. This course is recommended for students who are at Intermediate - Advanced (CEFR B2 or C1) level and prepares them to for the Cambridge C1 Advanced exam  

For Whom

The course is ideal for: 


  • those waiting for higher studies in local or foreign universities 
  • Students pursuing higher studies and school leavers 
  • those seeking an internationally recognized certification of their English language competency 




The course provides training in listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in English   for employment and higher educational purposes.  

Course Schedule

Level Duration Weekly Schedule Time Fee Assessment Award
intermediate - Advanced  60 hours  Saturday Sunday  8.30 - 12.30  45000/=*  Continuous + Final Evaluations  ACBT Certificate of Proficiency +
Cambridge C1 Advanced Examination 
Tuesday & Friday  9.00 - 1.00  

*Course fee includes 30 hours of free access to Resource Room and free registration to the Cambridge C1 Advanced exam. 


Upon completion of the Diploma in English students can sit for Cambridge C1 Advanced examination. 

*Cambridge C1 Advanced certification allows you access to foreign universities and employment and is a prestigious lifetime qualification that proves your high proficiency in English. C1 Advanced is an internationally recognized language qualification awarded by Cambridge Assessment English, UK. 

External Candidates can also take C1 Advanced exam at ACBT (without following the Diploma in English). 

TKT [Teaching Knowledge Test] (Cambridge)

What is TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test)?

TKT is a globally-recognized, flexible series of modular teaching certifications, which test your knowledge in 5 specific areas of English language teaching. 

Module 1: Language and background to language learning and teaching 

Module 2: Lesson planning and use of resources for language teaching 

Module 3: Managing the teaching and learning process 

Module 4: CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) 

Module 5: YL (Young Learners) 

Each module carries a certificate and is a standalone qualification. The 5 modules can be attempted all at ones, separately in any order or individually.  

Your TKT qualification attests to your expertise in: 

  • different teaching methods and teaching resources 
  • effective lesson planning 
  • techniques of classroom management 

For more information about TKT, please visit: 

For Whom?
  • For teachers who want to secure an internationally recognized teaching qualification 
  • For trainee teachers who need a solid foundation for their career 
  • For school leavers who want to start on a teaching career 

ACBT is an authorized testing Centre for all modules of TKT.   

CBT also delivers a variety of preparation programmes for TKT examination. 

TKT Preparation Course (36 hours) 
Tuesday & Thursday   3.00pm - 7.00pm  Rs.25,000/= 
TKT CLIL / YL Courses (15 hours) 
Wednesday  3.00pm - 7.00pm  Rs.15,000/= 
Training programmes aiming at TKT are delivered at schools upon request
and the duration and nature of the programmes can be negotiated on
condition that the schools can comply with ACBT's requirements. 

For more information: 

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+(94) 071 115 1234 

Visit us at :  ACBT, No: 32 Dickmans Road, Colombo 05, 

Sri Lanka 

Course Course duration Course Fee Exam Fee
BEC Business English 32 Hours 40,000LKR BEC Preliminary-8000LKR
BEC Vantage -10,000LKR
Diploma in English 60 Hours 45,000LKR CAE - 20,000LKR