Australian College of Business and Technology

Business English

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:

  • are employed in business organizations in different capacities to support their career advancement
  • are in search of employment to prove to employers their ability to successfully engage in business communication
  • 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.


Business English – Programme Structure

Course Duration Weekly Schedule* Time Fee (LKR) Cambridge Business (BEC) Award***

Business  English 

(Level 1,2 or 3)
32 hours Saturday 02.30pm – 06.30pm 40000/=

B1 Business Preliminary    B2 Business Vantage      C1 Business Higher

*One of the sessions to be selected.

**Cambridge Business B1 , B2 or C1 Examination registration is free.

*** One of the examinations relevant to each level.


Cambridge Business English Qualifications at ACBT

The three qualifications of this category: namely, Cambridge B1 Business Preliminary, Cambridge B2 Business Vantage and Cambridge C1 Business Higher are all internationally recognized, lifetime qualifications awarded by Cambridge Assessment English. Each examination caters to the language proficiency of candidates, ranging from lower-intermediate to advanced English users.


BEC Exam 
Exam Fee (LKR)
B1 Preliminary 8000.00
B2 Vantage 10000.00
C1 BEC Higher 15000.00


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