Developing the International Manager course

Combining tutor-led classes, guided study and 1 to 1 tuition, our Developing the International Manager course will give you the confidence to improve your Business and Management English language skills.

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Course details


The course comprises 12.5 hours of tutor-led classes in small groups, 7-10 hours of guided independent study and five hours of 1 to 1 tuition each week. For more details and information on the small group tuition we provide please see our Business and professional English core programme.

Who is the course for?

Our Developing the International Manager course is ideal for experienced executives, managers and professionals who wish to improve their Business and Management English language in a commercial context.

Typically, participants have been working for some time and are already well established in their chosen careers.

Many of our participants come from leading international companies and organisations; so as part of the course you will be able to network with mature professionals from a range of different countries during your lessons and through our comprehensive social programme.

Some of the companies and organisations we have worked with over the last 10 years include:

  • Toyal Toyo Aluminium KK
  • Ono Pharmaceuticals
  • Tianjin Company
  • Hokuriku Electric Industry co., Ltd
  • WNT
  • Ceratizit Logistics
  • Grand National Assembly (GNA) Turkish Government
  • Ministry of the Interior (Turkish Parliament)
  • East China Normal University (Senior Administrators and International Staff)

What are the benefits?

You can expect to improve your Business and Professional English in the following ways:

  • communicate more confidently
  • speak more accurately and fluently
  • write more accurately and fluently
  • participate more successfully in meetings
  • improve your written English including emailing
  • expand your professional vocabulary
  • improve your understanding of grammar
  • socialise and network with greater confidence
  • work successfully in a cross-cultural environment

In addition to the advantages outlined above, you can expect to be able to manage meetings and negotiations more effectively, improve your presentation skills, expand your business vocabulary, use the telephone with greater confidence as well as being able to discuss management theory and leadership skills with greater confidence.


The minimum enrolment period for the Business & Professional English Core Programme is two weeks. You can join on any Monday during our standard full-time term dates in Term 1, 2 or 3 (October - June):

Standard full-time term dates

If you require a course outside of the dates listed above, we may be able to offer this. Please visit our special and bespoke courses webpage for more information.

Tuition Fee

£790 per week in 2022-23. This fee covers:

  • All tuition, materials and text books
  • Five hours of 1 to 1 tuition per week
  • Full report that includes our assessment of your competence and our trainer's recommendations for further study.
  • Comprehensive Social Programme
  • Company visit
  • Interactive Business and Management lecture every two weeks
  • Full enrolment as a student of The University of Sheffield. Benefits include discounted gym membership, swimming pool and use of sports facilities, reduced travel costs throughout the city, reductions at many restaurants and bars.

Additional 1 to 1 tuition

Our 1 to 1 tuition is tailored to individual client needs and taught by an experienced trainer. The following 1 to 1 tuition is available:

  • Business English Communication (intensive)
  • English for Law and contracts
  • English for Human Resources
  • English for the Public Sector
  • English for Marketing
  • English for the pharmaceuticals industry
  • Technical English
  • Financial English
  • English for Senior Administrators
  • English for examinations (BEC, TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS etc.)

Company visits

We feel that it is important for you to see how a company, often in a similar field to your own, operates within the UK. The visit usually begins with a presentation by a senior manager or MD, and concludes with a tour of the company and a Q&A session. We offer guided visits to a range of companies within Sheffield and the Yorkshire region.

For those who are working within the public sector we can arrange visits to publicly run institutions such as: The Sheffield Crown Courts, The Houses of parliament, Local Council Offices, Schools, Police and Fire Stations.

We will prepare you for these visits.

Further information

You can contact us directly with any enquiries you may have about our courses:

Phone: +44 114 222 1780

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