About Us

Business English in Barbados was established in 2007, by Sylvia Johnson and her team, to provide a relaxing atmosphere for busy executives requiring the highest quality instruction in Business English. This is an intensive 35-40 hour per week Business English Language course for Executives.

Sylvia and her team, who have been conducting ESL programmes for over 25 years, have developed the Business English Intensive Executive Course, tailored specifically for this discerning clientele.

The training is delivered by highly qualified native English speaking facilitators in smart, comfortable premises.

The Business English in Barbados Team

Sylvia Johnson is the owner and director of ‘Business English in Barbados'.  She is a British educationalist, linguist and Corporate Training Executive, who came to live and work in Barbados in 1972. She is qualified in business management, has owned and run business ventures and been involved in education for over forty years. 


She has a teacher training certificate from Matlock Teacher Training College in Derbyshire, England and is TOEFL qualified. She is qualified to teach French, Spanish and English as a Second Language.


Sylvia is a former teacher of Codrington High School, was principal and is a current governor and the chairman of the board of Trustees of The Codrington International School, Barbados, an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School.

Sylvia Johnson


Dr Barbara Trieloff-Deane


Dr Barbara Trieloff-Deane’s professional background is in Wealth Management and Financial Services.  She has advanced through wealth advisory, senior leadership and executive roles with CIBC and Qtrade Financial Group, both leading Canadian wealth management firms.  A Barbadian-Canadian, she is Principal of DoverWoods International, a Corporate Training & Development firm.

Her financial services designations include: Certified Financial Planner, Certified International Wealth Manager, Financial Management Advisor and Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute.  She is a published conference speaker.

Barbara has also made a lifelong commitment to the community through charitable work.  She has served as: President and Director of Barbados Ball Canada Aid; Vice President of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of York; youth mentor at Covenant House and speaker for the United Way Speakers’ Bureau.  She is a scholarship patron with the Caribbean Event family and a Director on the Board of the Substance Abuse Foundation in Barbados, serving the Caribbean.

In 2017, she was awarded the prestigious Harry Jerome Diversity Award, presented by the Black Business Professional Association, which was attended by Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada; and is the recipient of the Caribbean Event Leadership and Community Service Award for her contribution to the Caribbean community in Canada.  

She is Editor-in-Chief of “Beyond Rum & Saltfish”, a commemorative volume celebrating Barbados’ 50th and Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Independence. 

Sally is from Derbyshire in the U.K. and has lived in Barbados since 1992.

Sally has a BA (Hons) and PGCE in English from Bristol University U.K. as well as TEFL training and an RSA Diploma in TESL.  She taught English Language at all levels in London, Nigeria and the West Midlands, U.K. before moving to Barbados.  Here she had a more rural life, bringing up her two children and developing a small home-based business in hand-painted ceramics, later returning to teaching at various locations. This included TESL as well as working with dyslexic children and adults. 


Sally joined the 'Business English in Barbados' team in 2010.  She finds it a very stimulating environment and a great place to work, where one really has the opportunity to respond to different learning styles and to individual needs.

Sally Henry


Celia Alleyne


Celia is from Barbados and a background of avid readers. She has always been passionate about the outdoors, travel and language. She earned her BA in French and Spanish in 1985 at the UWI Cave Hill Campus, Barbados. Celia hasn't yet realized her dream of becoming an interpreter but she does excel at scuba diving, another one of her passions, and she became certified as a Divemaster enabling her to indulge her love of the water, something she often did growing up on Barbados' west coast.


A Level 2 Reiki practitioner, Celia was employed in the Hospitality Industry for many years and has always enjoyed meeting people. Joining the 'Business English in Barbados' team in 2014 was a stroke of good fortune for her. She describes the environment at the centre as interesting, stimulating and educational.......and not only for the students.


Celia has provided private tuition for non-English speakers and taught students at various levels of competence in English. When not at BEiB, Celia spends her time creating colourful, organic jewelry from the Tagua nut and being with her family.

Business English in Barbados.

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Mailing Address:

Business English in Barbados
#1 Golf Club Road
Christ Church



Tel.  +1 (246) 429-9058

Fax. +1 (246) 271-7513

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