English Courses in Action

English in Action Courses

A unique professional experience
in a real-world environment.

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English in Action

Offered in North America, there is no better way to prepare for life in the business world than by spending time in a real-world office environment. With English In Action you will use your English skills through interacting with native speakers in an authentic business environment. Placements are in a wide range of sectors including
marketing, law, not-for-profit and hospitality.

Reasons to choose this course:

  • Spend 4 or 8 weeks in a company either during or after your English course, depending on your visa
  • Interact with native speakers in a professional environment
  • Add to your CV to boost your global career opportunities
  • Course lessons in CV/resume writing, interview and presentation skills, and developing a professional LinkedIn profile for enrolments of 8 or more weeks

English in Action key outcomes:

  • Become confident speaking English in a work setting
  • Understand more about daily life in US organisations
  • Create a talking point on your CV/résumé
  • Gain life experience in North America's most exciting cities

Your English in Action study plan:

Part 1: Study 4+ weeks to prepare you for your placement

  • Available for all programmes (Standard, Standard Plus, Intensive, and Vacation & Travel)
  • Intakes every Monday for all course lengths
  • Study until you successfully reach the Upper-Intermediate level
  • Course work will include developing English language proficiency, CV/resume writing, interview skills, and developing a professional LinkedIn profile

Part 2: Begin your English in Action placement

  • Option to have your placement while studying at the same time or after your course is completed
  • Experience a real-world, professional environment by being placed with one of our partner organisations
  • Placements are in a wide-range of sectors, including law, marketing, hospitality, not-for-profit, and more!
  • Finish your placement with a professional presentation about your experience and the organisation you were placed with

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Quick Facts

  • Start Dates: Every Monday
  • Lessons per week: Dependent on course chosen; 16, 20, 24 or 28
  • Lesson Duration: 45 minutes
  • Course Duration: Spend 4 or 8 weeks in a company either during or after your English course, depending on your visa
  • Class Size: Maximum 15
  • Locations: USA and Canada Only
  • Age requirements: 16
  •  Embassy English has been nominated in the PIEoneer Awards 2018 for a Real Life Learning Award

    We are proud to say that our English in Action programme has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2018 PIEoneer Awards in the category of ‘Real Life Learning’.

    This award is to acknowledge educational programmes that integrate education with real life skills. Our English in Action programme just does this, providing a unique combination of English language classroom learning and a business placement.

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    "The English in Action programme has provided me with the opportunity to speak only English for 8 hours every day while working in the field that I love. This experience has improved my English as well as my professional life."

    Learn more about Fernanda's English in Action experience here >>



    Residence Inns are a popular hotel chain popular chain hotel across the United States operated by Marriott, one of the world’s most well-known hotel brands. Our students are trained in all departments beginning with the front desk, human resources, sales, etc. After training, they can answer guest questions in person and over the phone.

    “I would recommend this experience to everyone, so Embassy should keep proposing the Residence Inn as a place for English in Action. The staff are really friendly and they consider you a real part of the hotel. I was really scared of answering the phone, but they trained me and now I can do it easily!” ALICE, ITALY


    This downtown San Francisco dealership specialises in sales, parts, and body work of BMW cars. Our students are placed in the parts, IT, or human resources department where they are able to practise their English in a variety of topics. Students utilize their English by helping in customer service, computers, and assisting in other day-to-day tasks.

    “I had a lot of chances to talk with native speakers. The experience at BMW helped improve my English skill and knowledge about cars and IT.”

    • Intensive Business English (San Francisco-only)
    • Advanced Business English (San Francisco and New York only)
    • General English (Standard, Standard Plus, and Intensive)
    • Vacation and Travel English

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