Improve your speaking and listening skills for the workplace with our combination of online classes and simulations.
42 online lessons
4 hours to complete
Learn to communicate effectively in-person and through video calls
Become confident in a range of workplace situations
Learn how to run meetings, deliver presentations, 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
VirtualSpeech courses have been completed by employees at companies including:
English is the major language of international business. Ambitious individuals need to increase fluency and competence in order to remain competitive in the workplace and in virtual meetings.
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 simulations, you'll learn how to communicate effectively in the office, as well as on video calls.
A unique feature of this English for Business course is that you get the opportunity to practice everything you've learnt in realistic online simulations. Practice leading a meeting, presenting on video, giving a speech at a conference, and more.
Simulations mimic real-world scenarios and enable you to practice your English skills. These provide a safe space, where you can practice as often as you need to, correcting any mistakes you make before the real thing.
All the simulations run in your internet browser, so you don't need any additional downloads.
Discover which simulations are in this course in the "Simulations" section.
The 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 in English, working with English speaking clients, presenting and holding meetings virtually, or moving country, this course gives you the skills you need to grow.
We combine online learning with simulations for a unique learning approach. At certain points throughout this English for Business course, you'll be prompted to practice what you've learnt in the simulations.
Complete a series of videos, quizzes and case studies at your own pace - available to access at any time.
Build your skills and confidence by putting them to the test in realistic simulations.
Receive instant feedback on your performance to help identify your strengths and weaknesses.
Dom is your author and instructor for the English for Business course. He's an entrepreneur, engineer, public speaker and immersive tech enthusiast with a passion for finding new ways to learn using technology.
Dom previously worked at Jaguar Land Rover before developing the VirtualSpeech e-learning platform, and he now speaks about his experience at events around the world.
Throughout the course, you'll be prompted to practice your new skills and techniques in one of the following simulations.
Practice answering questions from your team or a supplier about a project you have led.
Practice how to deliver successful video-conferencing presentations on Zoom, Skype, Webex, Teams and more.
Deliver a conference presentation in our popular training environment to around 100 people.
Practice giving a speech in our small meeting room, where you can load in your own slides to practice with.
Practice thinking on your feet by talking about each slide - slides change every 30s.
Explore all the exercises available on the VirtualSpeech platform.See all exercises
Learners in simulations
Faster than classroom training
Our simulations are full of features to give you the most realistic practice and help you quickly improve.
Upload your own presentation slides into the simulation so you can practice with the slide deck you'll have on the day.
Receive instant feedback on your pace, volume, confidence, use of hesitation words, and more.
Learn to handle a variety of common distractions, from phones ringing, to coughing, and technical issues.
"The course really helped me improve my English and built up my confidence to speak in meetings and deliver presentations during them."
"It greatly helped me to prepare for an important business meeting I had last month. I rehearsed several times in the sims and felt much more confident."
Lucy Brooks - FluentU.com