Learn English for Business

Improve your speaking, writing and listening skills for the workplace, with our VR scenarios and tutorial classes.

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Practice English business 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.

Learn with tutorial videos, practice in virtual reality, improve your skills

With our unique combination of tutorial 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.

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

Who should take this course?

Our course is aimed at intermediate to advanced English learnings who want to improve business specific communication skills for the workplace.

Online learning, done differently

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

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Learn with tutorial classes

You’ll complete a series of videos, quizzes, slideshows and case studies through our online platform - available to access at any time.


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Practice in realistic VR

Practice what you learn with VR scenarios specific to this course. Learning English is just like any other skill - you need to practice to improve.


VirtualSpeech's learn, practice, improve loop

Improve with VirtualSpeech's loop

Learn online and then practice in VR. This loop occurs multiple times throughout the course and helps you improve more effectively.

Why take a VirtualSpeech course?

Participate more confidently in meetings

You can practice speaking English as often as you like in our realistic virtual simulations, ensuring you’re ready and confident for the workplace.

Speak clearly and fluently with our voice analysis

Using the latest voice analysis technology, we can pick up hesitation words, pace of voice and more, to ensure you’re speaking clearly.

Communicate more effectively in the workplace

Features in our VR app ensure you’ll be better prepared, including loading in your own slides to the virtual room and voice recording.

Learn through experience with VR

Skills improve the more you practice them. With our #1 English VR app, you can practice in a safe space at your own pace, as often as you need to.

Immerse yourself in the language and culture

As well as traditional language learning, we'll guide you through historic sites and landmarks around England.

Respond more spontaneously in different situations

Practice for an interview in English, a conference presentation, a team meeting, impromptu speech and more.

Develop an essential life skill

Speaking English can be essential for a successful career - perfect your business skills with our different VR scenarios.

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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 look 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
  • 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
  • This section covers popular English job listings, how to create a CV or resume, how best to prepare for an interview, answering questions using the STAR technique and then practice these in VR.
  • Looking for a job
  • Creating a CV or Resume with a template
  • Preparing for a job interview
  • Common interview questions
  • Your behaviour during the interview
  • Answering questions with STAR technique
  • VR Training: Answering common interview questions
  • Following up after the interview
  • 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 organisations 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

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Dom Barnard

Dom is Curriculum Lead for the Public Speaking 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, downloaded by over 150,000 users. 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.

Improve faster with our VR features

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

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Cultural immersion

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

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Realistic environments

Develop your English language skills with our realistic experiences and virtual avatars.

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Voice analysis

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


See our App Guide for more information on features and environments within our VR app.

Need a VR headset?

A headset is required to use the VR training - if you don't already have one, select the headset option when you enroll and we'll send you one.

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

- Muhammad Antar

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