Business Language Training

Whatever your business needs, Cactus offers a complete range of language training services, from 1:1 courses through to the most complex multi-site group language training solutions. We will discuss your requirements and goals with you and come up with the best language training solution for you. This will take into account the time you have, your level, your expectations, your learning style and budget.

Some of the most common reasons we provide business language training include: working with overseas offices, going on business trips, relocating abroad, and communicating within multi-lingual teams.

What will I learn?

The key focus will often be to develop communicative fluency, accuracy, and confidence within a business context reflecting your specific working environment. Language work will be underpinned by a systematic approach to grammar, vocabulary development, and skills work.

This sample syllabus will provide you with a good idea of what you might cover over a typical course, and includes possible themes, grammar and vocabulary fields. It is flexible, as it will be adapted to your specific level, aims and interests.

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Cactus Trainers – Who will teach me?

Cactus trainers are qualified, experienced, native-speakers. Many have experience – either working or teaching – from a wide range of business sectors. We do our best to match the appropriate trainer to you, and their flexibility means that you can take classes when and where you need, incorporating what you need.

Maribel was a patient and understanding teacher who adapted the course to my requirements and made it fun. She was also flexible with her timings around my work diary.

Steve Hanlon, Barclays, Spanish

Training Formats – How will I study?

The most popular training formats are 1:1, 1:2, and small group. We are also increasingly running blended learning courses, which involve a combination of different training formats designed around an individual's schedule and learning preferences.

What languages can I study?

We are currently teaching the following languages: Arabic, Cantonese, Bosnian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Mandarin, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Quechua, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Welsh

And if you want to learn a language not on this list, then let us know and we're confident we can help. We are increasing our language portfolio all the time.

Where can I study?

Some recent training locations are as follows:

In the UK : Aberdeen, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Portsmouth, Sheffield, Southampton, York

Worldwide : Amsterdam, Barcelona, Beijing, Berlin, Boston, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Chicago, Cologne, Delhi, Doha, Dubai, Dublin, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Lisbon, Los Angeles, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, Montreal, Moscow, Mumbai, Munich, Nagoya, New York, Paris, Rome, Sao Paolo, Shanghai, Tokyo, Toronto, Vancouver, Warsaw, Zurich

And we have delivered courses in many other places across the world. Just let us know where you would like to take your course, and we’ll do our utmost to provide it as and when you want.


We believe course monitoring to be essential to the success of your course. Our courses are monitored throughout using online questionnaires and acted upon by Cactus wherever appropriate.

Sample Syllabus