English for specific purposes

Centrofis – provides a great range of  English courses for specific purposes such as  Tourism, Legal , Medical, Business English, English for Accounting,  First Certificate for Teachers of Business English (FTBE)

English for Tourism

The premise of the course English for tourism is that outstanding service is the essential ingredient for success in the touristic industry. These points of contact occur primarily when a guest interacts with the physical environment, face to face with personnel, on the phone and through the written word.

The course English for tourism is designed to increase students` skills  in these areas and give them a strong theoretical and practical foundation for providing  outstanding tourist service

The course provides valuable information, tips, examples, suggestions for handling specific situations, skills development,steps for achieving desired objectives and other work related practices.

Legal English

It also caters for those professional people, whether lawyers, businessmen , who have to use English in a legal context.

The latter part of the course concerning European law, international law, and contracts are particularly relevant to our students` needs.

Concept and language

The language  of the law is intimately connected with the concepts involved. Therefore English for Law is careful to present the basic concepts of common law systems , including both the British and American constitutional frame. Such concepts are presented through texts which are extracts from authoritative works on the relevant subjects. Other texts are taken from law reports, newspaper articles or official documents.

The texts provide the starting point for language activities and discussion. All the communication skills are practiced, with an emphasis on reading comprehension and oral expression.

The exercises and activities

A great deal of attention is paid to vocabulary work and reading comprehension,while not neglecting listening comprehension, written and oral expression. All the exercises are related to the factual information presented and are designed to provide the student with an interesting and lively way to learning about the law in English.The latter part of the course concerning European law, international law, and contracts are particularly relevant to our students` needs.

Medical English

It is also designed to help you cope with medical reading of all kinds from documents to journal articles

The course Medical English is very useful for the students in the clinical phase of their studies.

The course Medical English starts with the English needed for consultations and continues with examinations. Next you study the language required to discuss investigations, diagnoses and treatment.

Listening and reading activities are designed to involve your medical English knowledge in helping you to anticipate what you hear or read

Language focus draws your attention to the key language items , starting with the basic questions. The focus is on the language used in medical communication.

Practice covers a range of guided activities to practice and help you remember the new language items

Role-play covers freer activities intended to give you practice in asking questions, instructing and explaining.

Business English

Business English is a reading, speaking, listening and writing course for learners who need to understand and express the key concepts of business and economics. It covers the most important areas of management , production, marketing, finance and macroeconomics.


This course aims to

What do the units of the course contain?

Most of the units contain two components

1.      An informative reading text introducing key business and economic concepts, and including a large amount of relevant vocabulary, along with a variety of related comprehension and vocabulary exercises and discussion activities

2.      Either listening exercises on authentic interviews with business people and economists, or a shorter authentic reading passage, from newspapers, books about business or economics, fiction, and so on, accompanied by exercises.

English for Accounting

English for Accounting helps students to develop and demonstrate their English language skills in the context of book-keeping and accounting. The qualification is intended for non-native English speakers working or intending to work in an accounts related function where they have to communicate using book-keeping and accounting vocabulary and terminology in English at CEF B2 level.

The aims of the course are to enable candidates to develop an ability to understand and apply the specific vocabulary, terminology and abbreviations generally used in written accounting contexts

The target lexis is based on the frequency of its occurrence in written accounting texts and will cover the following areas:

  1. Descriptions of people, roles and relationships in an accounting context  
  2. Descriptions of functions and actions (e.g. book- keeping, auditing, advising)
  3. Group descriptions (e.g. work teams and personnel/business networks)
  4. International rules and regulations  
  5. Accounting statements, reports and documentation: Financial reports and statements (eg balance sheets, profit and loss statements, annual reports);  Internal company documents (eg purchase orders, budget planning, cost control); Accounting software documentation ; Auditing documentation; Book-keeping documentation; International taxation documentation; Corporate governance documentation
  6. Correspondence .


First Certificate for Teachers of Business English (FTBE)

This qualification is intended as a supplementary qualification for qualified teachers of general English, providing them with an introduction to Teaching Business English (TBE). Candidates should ideally be either: (a) graduates whose standard of English is equal to mother tongue and who already have a basic Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) or language teaching qualification, or (b) English language teachers whose standard of English is not equal to mother-tongue but who have a first degree plus a formal English language teaching qualification. For both groups some experience of general English language teaching to adults will be useful, but not essential, as will a limited amount of Business English teaching experience.

Aims The aims of this qualification are to enable candidates to develop a basic knowledge and understanding of the Teaching Business English (TBE) profession in order to: demonstrate an understanding of the professional skills required of the Business English teacher , identify the methodologies that are most effective in the Business English classroom, demonstrate an understanding of the basic business concepts and practices with which the Business English teacher is expected to be familiar.