English for Bar Staff and Sommelier

Your Profile

You are a multi-skilled Bartender, Bar Waiter, Bar Waitress or Sommelier with excellent communication, relationship and people skills. You have the ability to listen, detect and anticipate the needs of your customers. Your positive and friendly interactions are essential to the overall guest experience.

Your Course

Our English for Bar Staff and Sommelier course will improve your English speaking and listening skills through role-plays and simulations specific to your job, your bar, your wine and your hotel.

Your Goals

Together we will set your English language learning goals and we will ensure that you achieve them. Here are some examples:

✅ To be better able to welcome and serve guests politely in English.

✅ To improve my listening skills when taking orders from guests.

✅ To be better able to explain how to prepare drinks and their ingredients, including cocktails.

✅ To be better able to advise guests on their choice of food and wine using accurate and polite English.

✅ To expand my knowledge of wine-related vocabulary, including production processes, vintages and other wine characteristics.

Your Lessons

Transactional English!  We will practise the English language you need to get your job done. This includes welcoming and serving guests politely using appropriate English.

Interactional English! We will practise the English language you need to build and maintain relationships with guests. This includes a small talk and having a polite and natural conversation in English.  After a few cocktails, I am sure the conversation from guests often flows!

Let’s role-play! We will practise a series of role-plays which simulate your daily English interactions with guests. These include making polite drink recommendations, assessing guest preferences by asking polite questions and explaining how to prepare and make drinks.

For sommelier, role-plays will involve giving polite advice on the best choice of wine as well as presenting wine to guests: production areas, production companies, brands, vintages and other wine characteristics – including a wide range of adverbs and adjectives specific to wine.

Pronunciation Workshop: It’s not only what you say, but how you say it!

We will improve your accent by practising intonation, sentence stress and rhythm using innovative teaching techniques.

Contact Us

Contact The Grammar Goat today to see how our language training can help you.



Price per hour from

$45 £32 €37

Group: 2+ students

Price per hour per student from

$24 £17 €20