Business English
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Business English

English language course for professionals: Learn English communication, speaking & writing from real business examples.
4.3 (36 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
381 students enrolled
Created by Moumita Sen
Last updated 7/2014
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What Will I Learn?
  • Improve your career opportunities by becoming an expert in speaking English
  • Learn essential vocabulary, business terms and expressions used at the workplace
  • Improve your english communication skills and know what to say and what not to say to your colleagues and clients to become more efficient
  • Master your Professional English skills for business situations like meetings, sending emails, negotiations, giving feedback and more
  • Learn through examples from real business situations
  • Real-life example sentences to use during various situations at work
  • Get access to a list of practiced example sentences and expressions to use during various situations at work
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  • Basic English Proficiency

BUSINESS ENGLISH focuses on essential knowledge you need, for improved communication, using the English Language at your work.

It is an ESL course for those who want to improve their English in the business scenario and speak English professionally at work.


  • This course will guide you through various situations at work- you will learn English grammar, public speaking, listening, writing and vocabulary.

  • You will learn from extensive course materials like list of business english vocabulary, example sentences from real business situations, phrasal verbs, idioms, slang expressions, writing emails, giving feedback and more.

  • Whether you want to improve your English language skills for your current job or you're looking for a new job that requires Business English, this course will be a great help!

  • This course focuses on examples from the American business environment, so if you want to find a job in the US or if you work for a multinational company, then this course can be very helpful.

  • It will take a around 3 hours to complete this course.

  • The detailed lectures with tips and examples will improve your communication skills in any professional scenario in English speaking countries.

Who is the target audience?
  • Business Professionals whose first language is NOT English, but they need to use English frequently at work
  • Students who want to improve their English Conversations Skills for better job opportunities
  • Professionals who work in the US and want to improve their English Conversation abilities to succeed in their job
  • Foreign Professionals who work in an English-speaking country and want to improve their English Conversation Skills
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Curriculum For This Course
20 Lectures
Course Basics
3 Lectures 13:11

Get an overview of the course and how learning Business English can help you improve your career.

  • English is becoming the universal language of doing business.
  • English may not be your native language but being proficient in English at the workplace can help you succeed in your career.
  • Learn important vocabulary, phrasal verbs, slang expressions and crucial business skills.
  • Learn from actual examples and real business situations.
  • Everything you'll learn is very relevant to the business world today.
  • Get access to tips, resources and relevant links to speed up your learning.
Preview 01:59

Get an understanding of the 4 sections of the course and what each will cover.

  1. Course Basics
  2. Business Vocabulary
  3. Business Skills and Communication methods
  4. Resources, Tips and Summary
Preview 02:03

Learn about American Culture and how it affects working or doing business in the US.

Learn about:

  1. Attitude towards time
  2. Individualistic culture
  3. Business relationships

Understand how to become successful in the workplace, keeping in mind some of these aspects of American culture. Learn about do's and don't s in the context of doing business in the US.

Business & American Culture
Business Vocabulary and Expressions
7 Lectures 53:05

General Management related vocabulary and example sentences used in businesses.

Learn concepts and words like:

  • Corporate Strategy
  • Competitive Advantage
  • Value proposition
  • Economies of scale
  • And lots more...
Management Vocabulary

  • Learn about important marketing concepts like the traditional 4 P's of marketing.
  • Learn about the new marketing world.
  • Get familiarized with concepts like outbound marketing, inbound marketing and marketing measurement.
  • Watch a video on inbound marketing and learn key concepts from video.
  • Learn and understand key marketing terms like segmentation, demographics, niche market etc. from real business examples.
Marketing Vocabulary

  • Learn from a list of commonly used words in the Finance and Accounting areas
  • Get familiarized with key concepts like risk assessment, budget, balance sheet, variable costs, cost of goods sold and more.
  • Online resources and links to brush up your knowledge of Financial and Accounting terms
Finance and Accounting Vocabulary

  • Learn frequently used words in the fields of Design and Technology.
  • Learn how to use words like 'user experience', 'wireframe', 'responsive design' by understanding the key concepts.
  • Becoming knowledgeable in the areas on Design and Tech and be able to have conversations with designers and programmers in your company.
Design and Technology Vocabulary

  • Learn the meaning and usage of phrasal verbs.
  • Learn commonly used phrasal verbs in the business scenario.
  • Look at real examples and sentences used in the workplace.
  • Understand the difference between separable and inseparable phrasal verbs
Phrasal Verbs

  • Learn about idioms and expressions frequently used at the workplace.
  • Discover their meanings and understand how to use them through example sentences.
Preview 07:01

  • Learn about conversational expressions and slang words used in the business world.
  • Look at specific examples and learn how each slang word or expression is used.
  • Get access to external resources for improving your knowledge of slang business words.
Preview 06:44
Essential Office Skills and Communication Practices
7 Lectures 01:09:53
  • Learn how to pitch yourself or your company in a professional scenario.
  • Learn about the basics of an an elevator pitch - do's and don'ts.
  • Different scenarios in which an elevator pitch is required.
  • Watch a video of a good elevator pitch.
  • Learn from real examples of pitching yourself during a job interview.
  • Get tips on how to create an awesome elevator pitch that will get your results.
Elevator Pitch - Introducing yourself

  • Learn why effective emailing is important in today's business world.
  • Learn tips and tricks for writing professional emails.
  • Learn how to create good subject lines for emails.
  • Learn from real examples of good and bad emails.
  • Get access to list of words and expressions for beginning and ending emails.
Writing Effective Emails

  • Understand the basics of metrics and analytics
  • How to explain graphs and changes in data for specific scenarios
  • Different types of metrics
Explaining Data- Metrics & Analytics

  • Essential vocabulary that you need to know during meetings.
  • Different steps of conducting meetings.
  • Example sentences on how to open a meeting and close a meeting.
Succesful Meetings

  • How to express opinion by agreeing or disagreeing during business meetings.
  • Example sentences and phrases that you can use when expressing your opinion.
  • How to substantiate your opinions, increase your credibility and convince your audience.
Expressing Opinion - Agreeing and Disagreeing

  • What is feedback and why do we need feedback.
  • Different situations where feedback is commonly given or received.
  • Giving feedback in the US.
  • How technology has changed how we give or receive Feedback.
  • How to give positive and negative feedback at the workplace as well as ask for feedback from others.
  • 360 Degree Feedback.
Giving Feedback - Positive and Negative

  • Basic understanding of negotiations.
  • Common situations where we need to conduct negotiations.
  • Steps to successful negotiations.
  • Vocabulary related with negotiations.
  • Example of negotiating a job offer.
  • Closing a negotiation.
The Art of Negotiation
3 Lectures 05:50
  • A quick summary of the course.
  • Explanation of the vocabulary sheet and how to use it.
Tips for Improvement

  • Links to additional external resources and sites that are worth a look.
  • Links to business news sites
Additional Online Resources

  • Course wrap up
  • Contact details of instructor (
  • Please write a review for the course (click on 'Write a Review' in the top right hand corner of the page)
Wrap-up and Feedback
Test your understanding - QUIZ SECTION
0 Lectures 00:00

Choose the right option based on the meanings of the word/concept asked in each sentence.

Vocabulary Quiz
10 questions
About the Instructor
Moumita Sen
4.3 Average rating
36 Reviews
381 Students
1 Course
Experienced Business Professional and English Instructor

I am an entrepreneur and business professional with 8 years experience in the corporate world. I am the founder of Chitchat (, providing professional English training courses to international executives and students who are aspiring towards a better career by improving their business English skills.

I received my MBA degree specializing in International Management and Marketing from Arizona and have lived and worked in 3 countries - India, Singapore and USA. I have worked as a Brand Consultant for Interbrand in Singapore. I have run my own business in high-end luxury jewelry, manufacturing and exporting products to large corporate clients in various countries.

Having been in charge of supervising all departments within a company - human resources and employee training, finance and accounting, marketing and new product development, client management and business development, I have gained invaluable experience and exposure doing business in many countries. It is this real-life experience, coupled with my in-depth insights on communication best-practices and nuances of culture that I pass on to my students to help them succeed at their jobs.

I have been teaching Business English to foreign students and foreign business professionals online through Skype. I also conduct weekly workshops to small groups of students on various Business English topics in San Francisco. ( Teaching Business English has become a passion for me and I find it extremely rewarding. The joy it brings when one of my students lands an awesome job or a professional makes a great presentation to his/her clients is beyond comparison.