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What We Teach

English for Marketing

“You can’t sell anything if you can’t tell anything” Beth Comstock

Language is at the heart of marketing. Our teaching equips you for success in your career.

Lessons include:

Strategic planning: marketing audit, PESTEL, SWOT, SMART objectives

The marketing mix (product, price, place, promotion, people, process, physical evidence)

New markets, barriers to entry

New product development, brand, visual identity, design concepts

Market research, segmentation, focus groups, surveys

Promotion, public relations, internal marketing

Digital marketing: SEO, rankings, conversion rate, click-throughs, content marketing

Suppliers, the pitch, Service Level Agreements, contracts, budgets

Other subjects can be covered and our lessons can be adapted to your needs.

"My 7 years' experience in marketing have shown me how important it is to get the language right! I have worked as a marketing manager across a range of areas including new product development, supplier management and selection, digital marketing, direct marketing, events, print and radio advertising and video." Angus Reid, Lead Tutor. Angus has a Diploma in Professional Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.



Business English

"Talking is the natural way to do business." T. Boone Pickens

In today's globalised world, confidence in English can give you an amazing advantage in business.

Our lessons include:

Formal and informal English (very important difference)

Making telephone calls

Making a complaint

Writing emails and letters

Report writing

Making travel arrangement

Social English

Managing meetings

Making a presentation to a group


Managing people

English for projects

We can offer lessons on many other subjects to suit your needs.

English for Project Management

“Communication is the cornerstone of effective project management,” Carl Pritchard

Do you need help in specific areas of project management? No problem – we can offer lessons on the subjects you need. Subjects we can teach include:

Project management vocabulary

Important concepts

The skills of a project manager

Risk management

Scheduling (e.g. critical path analysis and Gantt charts)

Issues and report writing

Stakeholder management

Project phases

Governance (e.g. project sponsor, project board)

And let’s not forget the all-important “soft skills” such as:



Conflict management


This is just a few of the many lesson options.

“I worked as a project manager for five years and I know how important it is to communicate well. English for project management has an extra difficulty because of all the technical terms. You need a teacher who knows project management as well as English teaching and that is where Speak for Business can help!” Angus Reid, Prince2 qualified project manager and founder Speak for Business

Angus Reid - Lead Tutor

Angus Reid is the lead tutor for Speak for Business. Angus has experience of running three companies. He has more than 15 years' experience of language teaching.

Angus' Experience


More than 15 years' teaching experience.

Business English teaching to individuals and groups.

Students from the areas of textiles, vehicle manufacturing, hospitality and tourism, accountancy, management, agriculture.

Marketing, Project Management, Business

Personal experience of managing several companies.

5 years' project management experience. Promoted to Senior Project Manager.

7 years' marketing experience. Worked as marketing manager. Includes direct marketing campaigns, digital marketing (social media, Google adwords), product marketing, content marketing. Line management experience.

Angus' Qualifications

Languages & Teaching

Master's degrees from Oxford University in Modern Languages and Humanities.

Post-Graduate Certificate of Education.

Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults.

Business & Professional

Prince2* Project Management Practitioner (*registered trademark).

Diploma in Professional Marketing (Chartered Institute of Marketing).

Book online lessons here. Try a free online consultation!


Contact us here for face-to-face lessons:

in Oxford (single lessons)
in South-East England (half day or whole day bookings)
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