What is Business English?
Business English is English language for professionals who work in specific kinds of jobs. For example, people who work in finance, insurance, marketing or pensions will all benefit from studying this kind of English. Maybe you need to give presentations, or maybe you need to join in a conference or video call.
How is this different from General English?
This kind of English is different from General English mainly because of the vocabulary. Plus, you will also learn some specific new skills. For instance, while General English deals with day-to-day life and topics such as shopping, transport and health, Business English deals with the world of work.
The kinds of phrases and expressions you learn in Business English typically refer to the office world. Phrases such as: good to go, or by the end of play, for example, are business phrases. So studying these items will help you to manage the work environment more easily.
Is the grammar different?
No, all English Grammar is the same. If you study General English up to pre-intermediate or A2 level, you can then switch. This will help you to concentrate on vocabulary and skills (such as giving presentations) that will improve your career. We recommend that you study General English at the basic level and then change to Business.
Who teaches our course?
Native speakers with years of experience teach our course. We have worked in different countries and have taught students from a variety of backgrounds. We typically use the Market Leader textbook, but we will adapt the course to suit your needs. For instance, if you want to prepare for a particular presentation, we will help you with presenting, with your ideas, and with your vocabulary.
Studying this kind of English will open many doors for you and your career. You will
gain confidence in your job
know that you are using the most suitable kind of language for the environment
develop presentation-giving skills
increase your vocabulary
improve your interview skills
increase your chances of earning a higher salary
Watch this fun video from the British Council about jobs interviews in English…
And finally, take a look at some great B.E. vocabulary tips, here.