UNIT 1 – The Wine shop

English For Wine
- Live Online English Classes
A2 to B1

Course Level

Cours info

24 hours

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Course description

English for the Wine Shop is an English course that introduces learners to the language required to communicate with clients on a daily basis in the specific environment of a shop and tasting facility at a wine-growing estate. This course, therefore, allows learners to learn practical and functional English so they are able to communicate efficiently in a variety of situations in the professional environment of the wine shop and winery in general.

Course info

In this course, you will focus on:
  • How to introduce yourself and give a presentation of the estate
  • How to explain the different techniques used in the vineyard
  • How to explain the work in the vatting room and cellars
  • How to talk about and discuss organic and biodynamic winemaking
  • How to describe wines and to organise and conduct a wine tasting
  • Telephone skills and taking messages
  • How to take orders and payments

Who should take this course?

  • People working in or looking to apply for a job in a wine boutique
  • People looking to improve the knowledge of English for the Wine Trade
  • People who want to enroll on a wine course in higher education
  • People looking to sign up for studies prior to taking a specific wine examInation


  • By the end of this interactive online course, students will be confident in introducing themselves and giving a presentation of the estate. They will also be able to use their language skills to describe and conduct a tasting of the estate's wines, explain the different wine making processes and give a short tour of the winery. 
  • Students will have a good understanding of which tenses to use in which situations and develop their vocabulary in order to express themselves more clearly.

Course Curriculum

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4

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Are the online classes live or recorded?

Our courses are delivered live using our state-of-art virtual classroom software. We guarantee an online learning experience similar to face-to-face training.

When can I start my online course?

As all of our courses are taught in real time with a teacher, we have fixed start dates. Please check the relevant course page to see upcoming start dates.

Are your teachers qualified?

Yes. All of our English teachers are minimum CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching) qualified with 3 years + teaching experience.

Do I need an internet connexion?

Yes. Whether you sign-up for a live course or an on-demand course, you will need an internet connexion to study English online.

What internet speed do I need?

For the best experience, we recommend a minimum internet speed of 2.5 mbps in upload and download.

Can I get a discount for multiple people?

Yes. If 3 or more people sign-up for the same course, we offer 15% discount. If your company looking for train you employees, get in touch for a quote.

Can I use a tablet or smartphone to study online?

Yes. Our virtual classrooms are powered by Zoom, the leading video-conferencing in the work. The software is compatible with smartphones, tablets, and laptops/desktops.

Who designs your online English courses?

This depends on the type of online English course. All of our general & Business English courses are designed by Speak English Institute. Our wine related English courses are designed in partnership with Nick Borland from Grapes & Corks and Speak English Institute.

Do you offer refunds?

Yes. But our T&Cs are different depending on the type of course you pay for. For live online classes with a teacher, we can refund the remaining credit if there is a valid cause for canceling.
For on-demand courses, we offer a 30-day money back guarantee. So if you don't like your course, let us know within 30-days and we will give you a 100% refund. It's unlikely though ;)

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