English for Business Communication

(24 hours intensive training)

Public Speaking Accelerator


  • Need English as a language of international communication in both professional and social contexts
  • Need to develop fluency and accuracy
  • Need to review and build on the grammar they have already covered
  • Need to enhance and develop their vocabulary

English for Business Communication provides

  • Provides you the grammar, vocabulary, and functions necessary for learners to become operational in professional and social situations, enabling you to communicate effectively in writing with business tools such as reports, business letters, e mails, memos, minutes of meetings.
  • Gives you the confidence and skill to make presentations • Equips you with strategies to enrich your vocabulary

English for Business Communication is taught using the recommended Cambridge University Business English text books, along with class audio and video CD. The course will cover the 4 main English Language skills: Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. Each session will comprise 4 sections:

1. Language focus – Grammar items presented in realistic contexts, chosen to both reflect meaning and use. The Learners analyze data and examples from listening or reading texts, and are then guided to work out rules.
2 Word power –Presents effective strategies for organizing and learning vocabulary. Topics are chosen for their interest and usefulness, and develop the learner’s range of key vocabulary.
3 Skills focus – has longer listening and reading texts, adapted from authentic sources, which provide further exposure to the target grammar of the unit and develop listening, speaking, and reading skills.
4 Focus on functions – presents and practices basic key phrases which professionals need for socializing and business communication

Duration : 24 hours (12 sessions conducted over a period of 3 months)

Online : Saturday : 10.45am -12.45pm

Pre-Assessment :  A written assessment and interview will be conducted before admission in order to gauge the standard of each learner.

Learning Material : Developed by curriculum specialists from the UK Qualification & Curriculum Development Agency

Methodology : Participatory and activity based with latest techniques adopted in UK.  Lessons will consist of: Instruction,   Group work, Pair work, Class videos, Games, Class Audio, Presentations made by students, discussions, feedback sessions.

Quality Assurance:  Rainbow uses Cambridge university international quality assurance benchmarks

Assessment : Students work will be assessed every month and progress will be monitored

Ms Krishani Kumarasinghe

• M. A. in Politics with Special reference to International Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India (May 2007)
• Post-graduate Diploma in International Relations at Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies, Colombo, Sri Lanka (2002)
• B. A. (Special Degree of four years) in English Literature at University of Peradeniya,
Krishani is an English Language Teacher, as well as a Programme Management Specialist. She is currently a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Jayawardenapura, Faculty of Management Studies, lecturing 3rd year and 1st year university students in Business English and General English. She has also served as a Teacher of English Language and Literature at Gateway International School (2002– 2004) and as an Instructor in English at University of Peradeniya (from 1998 August – 2002 March). Her experience in Programme Management include serving as Programme Manager – India follow up at Christian Aid seconded by Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) (from 2010-2013) and serving as a Programme Officer at Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (2004-June 2005). She has an impressive record of conducting monitoring and evaluation assignments for international organization and being the rapporteur for many international conferences.

Rs. 30,000/=   (Thirty thousand only) for entire programme