Accent is a small,
specialist organisation. Although we work with big corporations,
we never have more than 25 Executives and Professionals on
our courses at Bicton College and frequently the number is
smaller than that - around 10 or 12. This is deliberate because
we do not believe that we can provide the specialisation and
personal attention that we want to achieve on every course
if we accept too many participants.
The courses are designed for executives and professionals
who wish to study English intensively to make rapid progress
as a result of expert tuition and specially-designed programmes
of study. All trainers are qualified and well-experienced
in general, business and specialist English. Using modern
technology, a variety of methodologies and a personal approach,
each participant's needs are analysed, materials are selected
or written and a course programme prepared.
Accent always designs the course to fit the needs of the
participant. We do not ask the participant to try to fit
Accent provides courses in General English, Business English
and a very large number of specific types of English or English
for Specific Purposes.
General English includes Socializing, English
for Study Purposes, Travel, General Communication or Research.
Business English can look at general Business language
or it could be one of a series of work-focused topics such
as: Finance, Sales, Marketing, Human Resources, Production,
General Management, Logistics etc.
Specific English can cover such areas as: Medicine,
Law, Journalism, Advertising, Banking, Insurance, Engineering,
Petroleum, Automotive Industries, Pharmaceuticals, Chemical
Industry, Biotechnology, Railways, Accounting, Auditing,
Financial Trading, Aeronautics etc.
Specific Skills in English can be taught in all
of these areas and a course can focus intensively on one
of these skills or on a selection of several. These include: Corresponding,
Meetings, Negotiations, Presentations, Socializing, Attending
Conferences, Working with Numbers, Intercultural Awareness,
Business Travel, Report-writing, Reading Technical Documents
We have long experience of a very wide range of specific
types of English Language.