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Transform your business with the world’s English experts

The importance of the English language as a driver of global business success should not be underestimated. Is your company fully prepared to do business in the world’s business language? If not, you may be losing out to your competitors. 

As the world’s English experts, we are uniquely positioned to provide you and your employees with the English language skills that will help you compete more effectively in today’s fast-paced global economy. 

Our training team can provide you with highly customised and practical training programmes at your premises or ours that meet your exact company requirements.

Contact our team by email or phone and join the growing list of clients who have taken their business to the next level. 

Teaching English. Supporting learning. Testing proficiency.

Our tailored training courses

Learning at your premises

The British Council has worked with many corporations and organisations in Bahrain to provide tailored language training for their employees. We conduct a comprehensive needs analysis of your team to determine exactly what kind and level of language training they need.

We can offer a team-based training model, which improves problem-solving and self-study skills, while ensuring language improvement using the best learning materials.

Learning at the British Council

Send your employees to learn English at a British Council Teaching Centre and you’ll be giving them access to the highest quality English teaching.

They’ll learn valuable skills that will give your organisation a competitive boost and will study at a time that’s convenient for them. It’s a very straightforward and cost-effective way to motivate your team and help them reach their full potential.

We help employers by providing:

  • personalised support to simplify the registration process, making things faster and more convenient for you and your team
  • a written report on every employee’s progress at the end of each six week term, and at mid-term if requested
  • mid-term and end-of-term reports on attendance
  • end-of-term certificates to distribute through your award schemes or events
  • termly, itemised invoices.

Employees learning English with the world’s English experts will:

  • have a qualified and experienced teacher
  • practise working in pairs and groups to develop real-life communication skills
  • practise listening, speaking, reading and writing using a range of stimulating materials and classroom activities
  • become more independent language learners
  • enjoy learning English.

English for Work: Skills courses

We offer a range of highly effective English for Work skills courses and workshops designed to support businesses in Bahrain and improve the ability of teams and individuals to work in English.

Our English for work skills courses include:

  • writing emails
  • writing reports and proposals
  • making presentations
  • telephoning
  • negotiating
  • time management
  • socialising and networking
  • English for oil and gas workers.

All our English for Work skills courses can be tailored to suit the needs of your team and combined with English language instruction. 

Courses can be delivered in the form of short workshops, as part of a longer training course in your offices or, in some cases, online.

English assessment for companies

We use the Aptis test to assess the English level of your employees. Aptis is a modern and flexible English assessment system designed to meet the diverse needs of organisations and individuals around the world. Aptis is a business-to-business product, which is used by organisations and institutions to benchmark the English language levels of their employees, potential employees, students or teachers.

Testing English levels from A1-C on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, Aptis is an English test for adults (16+) which can be used to assess ability in all four English skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.