Business English

 

General Links

Business Communication (general)

Resumes, Cover Letters, Interview Skills

Dictionaries of Business Terms

Discussion
Groups

Exercises/ Games/ Projects

Online Business Courses

         

General Links 

Business English Level Test <http://esl.about.com/library/quiz/bl_business_level_test.htm> --100 questions; this quiz focuses on English as it is used in the workplace, testing common business phrases and typical workplace vocabulary.

BBC Learning English: Business English <http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/business/> -- words, phrases, articles, audio/video/quiz; in this section you can discover English language as it is used for work and business. There is a business English course, Ten Days in Manchester, which follows the progress of Tony and May who are attending a conference. You can find out about some business gurus from business guru Charles Handy and also learn about the experiences of foreigners who have come to live and work in Britain.

Knowledge at Wharton <http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/> -- a bi-weekly online resource that offers the latest business insights, information and research from a variety of sources.  These include analysis of current business trends, interviews with industry leaders and Wharton faculty, articles based on the most recent business research, book reviews, conference and seminar reports, links to other web sites and so on.  The web site presents information in layers so that users can pursue their interests to whatever depth they wish.  An in-depth searchable database of related articles and research abstracts allows access to information through simple mouse clicks.

Business English/Useful Expressions <http://www.eslgold.com/business/useful_expressions.html> -- business language; part of ESL Gold site

Dictionaries of Business Terms

Babylon <http://www.babylon.com/define/22/Business-Dictionary.html> -- free Business Terms Lookup that comprises more than 10 dictionaries, among others, such well known titles as Campbell R. Harvey's Hypertextual Finance Glossary, MONASH Marketing Dictionary, and the European Central Bank Glossary

BusinessDictionary.com <http://www.businessdictionary.com/> -- 20,000 terms and phrases from business
 

Business Communication (general)

Writing a Business Letter -- steps, content, sample (by Christine Bauer-Ramazani)

The Basic Business Letter (Purdue Online Writing Lab)
Parts of a Business Letter
Guide to Basic Business Letters -- includes conventional phrases and several types of letters
Writing Business Letters -- Core Vocabulary Sheet 1
Writing Business Letters--Core Vocabulary Sheet 2
Writing Business Letters--Core Vocabulary Sheet 3

Inquiry Letters--types, content, format, and samples
Making an Inquiry
Adjusting a Claim
Replying to an Inquiry

Job-related letters

Sales Letter Writing a cover letter for a job application
Placing an Order Responding to an ad
Making a Claim Requesting an open position
Complaint and Adjustment Letters -- with annotations of samples Resumes -- layout, designs, formats -- with annotations
Application letters -- types, format, and samples  

Adam Turner's Guidelines for writing E-Mail <http://hanyangwriting.tripod.com/email/> and Sample E-Mail format <http://hanyangwriting.tripod.com/email/formalemailformat.pdf>

E-Mail Etiquette

CareerLab Letters <http://www.careerlab.com/letters> -- Letter writing skills for adult business professionals

Resumes, Cover Letters, Interview Skills

Resumes, Cover letters, Interviews

Mock Interview -- 8:34 min. video with excellent tips; see also What to Ask at the End of an Interview

English for Business Meetings and Presentations -- good tips and vocabulary

Job Search <http://www.mhhe.com/business/buscom/lesikar10e/student/job_search.html> -- basic business communication, by McGraw-Hill

Adam Turner's guidelines for writing Resumes and Curriculum Vitae (CV) <http://hanyangwriting.tripod.com/typesofdocuments/resume.html> -- includes 7 Steps to a Better Resume <http://hanyangwriting.tripod.com/typesofdocuments/resumeguide.doc> and a Two-page checklist of common errors <http://hanyangwriting.tripod.com/typesofdocuments/resumechecklist.doc>

Exercises / Games / Projects for Business English

Business Meetings  <http://www.celt.stir.ac.uk/staff/HIGDOX/VALLANCE/Diss/TRY2.HTM> -- a fun game for Intermediate Business English students.  In this game, teams of students  have to make decisions about what to do and what to say in different situations.  The decisions they make will determine which route to take and their success in the company.  (author: Michael Vallance).

Internet-Based Projects for Business "Networking" <http://aei.uoregon.edu/esp/tcis_biblio.html> -- a site with links to Business Projects and activities (email, listservs, newsgroups, web-based conferencing, WWW Search Engines and Databanks, Simulcast, and Real-Time Conferencing).  This site also contains an index of links for Business English training, Business Communication, Business Internet Resources, Regional & Cultural Information, Professional Organizations and Programs, Business Discussion Opportunities, News and Media, Technology Information, Glossaries, and Print Resources.

English International <http://www.better-english.com/exerciselist.html> -- Grammar and vocabulary quizzes, plus a business English Hangman game

Discussion Groups

SL-Lists:  International EFL/ESL Email Student Discussion Lists <http://sl-lists.net/>  -- discussion lists for English language students by Latrobe University in Australia; owned/managed by T. Robb and L. Halliday
     All new students should begin with the
Introductions forum Fill out a New Account request at http://sl-lists.net/login/index.php Topics for classes and individual students:Business English

Online Business Courses

Teaching Business English <http://www.i-to-i.com/tefl/specialist-certificates-business-english.html> -- certificate course; ten-hour course will help to understand the specific needs of students who will be using their newly-developed English skills within the global business community.

American Business English Internet School™ <http://www.bizenglish.com> : Online Business English Courses

Certificate in Teaching Business English <http://www.bizenglish.com> -- Available for the first time online, this will equip participants with the tools and knowledge necessary to succeed in this profession.  It is not necessary to have a business background to benefit from taking this program.  This background can be useful, but many people succeed in this field as newcomers to business.

Virtual Languages  <http://www.virtual-languages.com/> An on-line business English course for beginning through advanced proficiency levels


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