Archive for July, 2008

English in business

July 16th, 2008

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English is the international language of business and in today’s global economy, it’s becoming more and more important to understand the English in business.

Becoming a good speaker in business English is a lot more than simply knowing the English phrases used in business. If you just know the English terms for business, but don’t practice speaking and listening on many topics, your English will sound slow and choppy. I’ve heard several speakers with an excellent vocabulary for business English, but they sound really boring to listen to.

You’ll find a lot of useful English in business if you watch business TV or read the business section of English newspapers. This will give you the English in context, which is much better than memorizing a list of business English terms.

Another great way to improve your English for business purposes is to take advantage of this free ESL website. We provide a lot of useful podcasts you can download for free and listen to on either your computer or mp3 player. We have a business English section as well as a weekly show for daily spoken English. Both of these sections are extremely useful for improving your English for business. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the Discussion forum. Good luck!

Business English Online

July 16th, 2008

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Learning business English online has 3 major advantages over learning Business English from traditional schools.

1. Learning online is more convenient than learning offline since you can study by yourself anytime of the day. You don’t have to work around your English teacher’s schedule. You also don’t have to waste time and money driving to the school.

2. Business English online programs are usually much cheaper than traditional business English schools. This website for example allows you to learn both business English and regular spoken English for free.

3. Learning business English online allows you to learn at your own pace. You can spend as much or as little time as you like with each topic. It also gives you the freedom to choose only the business topics that apply to you.

There is also one drawback to learning business English online.

1. You need to make sure you stay motivated while learning online. You won’t have the class or the teacher to motivate you. If you slack off, then no one will know but you. You need to have the self-discipline in order to succeed.