Business Training

Personalized English training for professionals and academics. We find out what the clients really want and need and then structure the course according to their needs and make the training as relevant, effective and fast as possible

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Peter Focke

Founder of IBT


Hello, I am the founder of ibt - international business training, I have been living in Brazil for more than twenty years and my speciality is international consulting and planning and execution of personalized English courses for professionals.

I train entrepreneurs and start ups, and provide consulting services for national and foreign companies in the real estate and hotel industry.

I have more than 35 years of experience in these industries in five countries.

I work with professionals from different areas who have specific needs and cannot find institutions that offer this kind of training. My work begins with a careful analysis of these needs and then execute short-, medium- and long-term training that ensure rapid progress and relevance to my clients.

Since 2003 I have also planned and executed hundreds of training sessions for sales professionals, especially in the hotel and real estate industry in English and Portuguese.


A hundred hour Business English course that focuses on the specific needs of a Brazilian executive/professional. Take this course and be prepared for doing international business. This course can be given in class and on Skype.

The topics of the course are:

  • International meetings
  • Professional presentations
  • Negotiation with foreigners
  • Leadership in business
  • Teamwork
  • Marketing
  • Success in business
  • Crisis management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Job interviews
  • Globalisation

Among others.

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This preparatory course for international certification is for people who intend to study or work abroad or think about immigrating to a foreign country where English is spoken as a native language.

The course focuses on the four skills - writing, speaking, reading and listening.

The time of this preparatory depends entirely on the client's current level of English but usually takes between six and eight months.

The course can be given in class and on Skype.


Many Brazilian professionals do not speak English or do not speak well enough to negotiate successfully with foreign companies in English.

This results in loss of many business opportunities.

We offer executive consulting to assist professionals in the negotiation process, prepare meeting agendas, prepare presentations and accompany them on business trips or meetings with foreign professionals and act as an intermediary.

​Call me and let's make an appointment to analyze how I can help you with your business.

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