English for Business with VR

Improve your speaking and listening skills for the workplace, with our blend of VR training and online classes.

Course overview

Online with VR

English

42 online lessons

Digital certificate

7 VR scenarios

4 hours to complete

Course outcomes

Learn to communicate effectively in-person and through video calls

Become confident in a range of workplace situations

Learn how to run meetings, deal with clients and interact with colleagues

Understand essential business vocabulary and phrases

Practice participating in real-life situations in the safety of simulations

Perfect your skills with automated feedback on your performance

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Practice your business English skills in VR

English is the major language of international business. Ambitious individuals need to increase fluency and competence in order to remain competitive in the workplace.

In many jobs, you'll come across a point where you benefit from understanding business specific English. This course helps you deal with those situations and maximise your career potential.

With our unique combination of online classes and virtual reality (VR), you'll be able to communicate effectively and confidently around the workplace. VR lets you practice business related scenarios in a realistic way and as often as you need to, so that you’re more prepared when the real situation occurs.

Who should take this course?

Our course is aimed at intermediate to advanced English learners (CEFR levels B1-C2) who want to improve business specific communication skills for the workplace.

If you're preparing for a conference, working with English speaking clients, meeting with stakeholders or moving country, this course gives you the skills you need to grow.

Online learning, done differently

We combine online learning with VR for a unique learning approach. At certain points throughout this Business English course, you'll be prompted to practice what you've learnt in VR.

Learn online courses

Learn in online classes

Complete a series of videos, quizzes and case studies through our online platform - available to access at any time.

Practice in VR

Practice in realistic VR

Practice what you learn in VR scenarios. Learning a language is just like any other skill - you need to practice to improve.

Feedback in VR

Improve with feedback

Receive feedback on your performance to help identify areas you need to improve to become an effective English speaker.

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Course curriculum


  • Overview of the VirtualSpeech VR app and course. We explain where to download the app and how VR can help you improve your Business English by letting you practice in a realistic environment.
  • Course guide and resources
  • Welcome
  • VR and the VirtualSpeech app
  • VR Training: Impromptu speaking test
  • Essential business vocabulary and phrases, covering marketing, finance, internet slang, acronyms and more. This section also looks at organisation structure and confusing workplace phrases.
  • Items and rooms around the office
  • Confusing business phrases
  • Marketing and sales terms
  • Activity: SWOT analysis
  • Internet lingo and slang terms
  • The language of statistics and finance
  • Organisational structure within a company
  • Business acronyms
  • VR Training: Answering company questions
  • In order to really learn a language, you need to immerse yourself in the culture of that country. Visit different parts of the U.K. in virtual reality and learn about culturally relevant topics.
  • British culture
  • VR Experience: English culture and sites
  • Places and landmarks in Britain and the U.S.
  • Countries and business travel
  • This section covers essential tips for the networking event, including how to start and exit a conversation, conversation starters, how to enter a group conversion, and more.
  • Introducing yourself or a colleague
  • Politely exiting a conversation
  • Asking insightful questions
  • Conversational tips and talking points
  • VR Training: Business networking
  • Socialising during and after work
  • Learn how to lead meetings and discussions, participate in meetings with useful input, as well as present during the meeting. Practice what you learn in our realistic VR meeting scenario.
  • Leading meetings and discussions
  • Getting involved in meetings
  • Giving a presentation at a meeting
  • VR Training: Leading and presenting at a meeting
  • Ending a meeting and action points
  • Being able to communicate effectively through writing is a valuable skill. We discuss how to write business reports, funding proposals, business emails and on your organisation's social media.
  • Business emails
  • Writing a business report
  • Writing a funding proposal
  • Social media for business
  • Activity: Startup business plan
  • Lean how to deliver a speech or pitch to an English-speaking audience. We review the different types of audience, preparing for your speech and then you’ll have a chance to practice in our virtual conference room.
  • Understanding the audience and engaging with them
  • Presentation slide design and content tips
  • Guide to handling nerves
  • Keynote speeches
  • VR Training: Keynote speech

Your instructor

Dom is Curriculum Lead for the English for Business course. He's an entrepreneur, VR enthusiast and engineer with a passion for finding new ways to improve speaking skills using technology. Previously, Dom worked at Jaguar Land Rover before leaving to develop the VirtualSpeech app, and now speaks at events around the world.

VR Training: Unique VR content for this course

Practice your English skills with the leading VR English app. At key points during the online part of the course, you'll be prompted to practice what you've learnt in one of the following VR training courses.

350,000+

Learners in VR

4x

Faster than classroom training

6

Learning awards

Improve faster with these VR features

Our VR app is full of useful features to help you grow your English skills.

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Cultural immersion

Learn about different landmarks and historic sites around England to supplement your learning.

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Upload slides and notes

Practice with your own presentation slides and notes in VR with you.

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Voice analysis

Receive instant feedback on your speaking using the latest voice analysis technology.

"The course really helped me improve my English and built up my confidence to speak in meetings and deliver presentations during them."

- Muhammad Antar

"It greatly helped me to prepare for an important business meeting I had last month. I rehearsed several times in VR and felt much more confident."

- Christian Flecher

"This course helps you build the confidence to get that competitive edge in the workplace. By building skills in a virtual environment that feels exactly like the real thing, you'll be prepared for when the situation actually does occur in the office."

Lucy Brooks - FluentU.com

Info about VR headsets

The course works with popular VR headsets, including the Oculus Quest 2, Pico Neo 3 and Vive Focus 3.

Need a VR headset?

If you don't already have one, contact us and we'll help you figure out which headset is the best for you.

VR headsets for training