BLTi Starter Course

Join us today for an eight-hour blended, synchronous and asynchronous course designed for EFL/ESL/ELT teachers migrating towards providing Business English classes to professional clients. During this course, pre-class materials will be provided which will be discussed and interpreted during your live interactive weekly session with one of our professionals. Your class size is limited to only six learners in order to provide you ample time for thorough interaction.

Rob Howard

Rob Howard is the owner of Online Language Center and founder of EFLtalks - teachers teaching teachers. Having run successful businesses in the US and Brazil, he adds a different focus on the business of Business English. He has taught in companies such as Petrobras, Vale, Odebrecht, PWC, KPMG, CVM, over 50 of the largest and most prestigious law firms and financial institutions in Rio de Janeiro, as well as to university professors at UFRJ, UERJ and FGV. He is a speaker worldwide on Teacher Development, Continuing Professional Development, Online Business Retention, image presentation,  Joint  Coordinator of the IATEFL BESIG Online team, President of the BRAZ-TESOL BESIG, a and Visual Arts Circle Online Coordinator and video interviewer. He has authored and coauthored several books for EFL. He was nominated for the 2016 British Council’s ELTon Award for Innovation in Teacher Development.

Karin Heuert Galvão

Karin Heuert Galvão has worked for 17 years as an EFL teacher and for 9 years as the Director of i-Study Interactive Learning, a language school based in São Paulo, Brazil. She holds, among others, the CELTA and IH Certificate in Online Tutoring. She also works as an ELT consultant for schools, helping them find solutions for their EFL programs. She has worked with several multinational companies based in Brazil, helping their employees to develop as speakers of English and assisting them in negotiations. Karin is also a prominent and active member of the Advisory board of EFLtalks and has been working with the Intercultural Language Education SIG as their Vice-President (Braz-TESOL). She is also the Treasurer at BRAZ-TESOL BESIG. In order to help teachers develop their careers and her own, Karin is always looking for opportunities to teach, learn and share ideas.

Henrick Oprea

Henrick Oprea has been working in Education for since 1997. Since then, he has worked as a teacher-trainer, Director of Studies, university professor at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels, college counselor, project coordinator for high school students, and high school principal. His main focus is on education and teacher education. In this regard, he's been presenting workshops and giving talks in Brazil and other countries, both online and in person. With a keen interest in technology and its applications in education. he is a Google Certified educator constantly looking for ways in which technology can support methodology in the classroom. He is currently the president of BRAZ-TESOL, the largest association for teachers of English in Brazil working alongside outstanding professionals from the field of ELT in Brazil to foster better training and opportunities for other English teachers.


This course is designed primarily for teachers who would like to, not only develop their Business student's presentation and communication skills in the Business world, but also use critical thinking and analytical strategies necessary in this area of expertise.

Our goal is to see that you have all the tools you'll need to give your best to your students by developing your own Business teaching skills in order to see your students excel. Teachers who have never taught or have limited Business teaching skills are welcome.


Here at Business Language Training Institute, we have partnered together three of the top Business English professionals to deliver the most diverse, innovative and complete online Business English training course available to you.

Combined, we have trained thousands of teachers and we offer you over 80 years of both ELT and Corporate experience to bring to you an affordable, convenient and complete course that will transform your ELT skills into BE skills, rapidly.


We are three business professionals that have become teachers. We not only have the teaching credentials and the reputations in the field to give you a complete an effective course, but we have the business experience to back it up. The diverse backgrounds we bring to the class encompass all the skills necessary to get you on the right track to becoming just as successful at a reasonable price.

This course is streamlined to quickly give you the skills you need to change your life as a BE specialist. Invest in your future. Join us at BLTi.

Knowing how Business English differs from general English is a challenge. How can we properly teach our audience when we don’t speak their language? We will guide you through the specific terminology and skills you need such as Corpus Linguistics which will qualify you to help your students survive in today’s global economy and guarantee your success.

Have you ever thought that your student might be your greatest source of content? ... Nowadays, being a chameleon can come in handy not only for teaching purposes, but for business management and etiquette as well.
We’ll discuss and study the key components required to start, maintain and grow your own company.

We'll teach you to utilize the technical tools available today to make your own classes more engaging. We will also teach you the latest techniques to deliver more powerful courses to your clients to keep them coming back for more.
We’ll be training you to utilize the actual business tools you’ll need to become a successful Business English entrepreneur.

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