Business English Course - Kickstart your Business English
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Business English Course - Kickstart your Business English

Learn business English for meetings, presentations and talking on the telephone and take your English to the next level!
4.2 (251 ratings)
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Last updated 11/2017
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This course includes
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 32 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Develop real-world business English skills for meetings, presentations and talking on the phone.
  • Understand the language we use in business, why we use it and how you can use it to communicate.
  • Master key business English skills for expressing opinions, making suggestions, clarifying and discussing your job and company.
  • Improve your business English skills for communicating on the telephone with colleagues and customers.
  • Learn essential language and techniques for giving a successful presentation in English.
  • The course is focused on business English for the workplace and requires a basic understanding of English.

This Business English course focuses on language, listening and speaking skills that you can put to use right away in your job. You'll improve your business English skills and confidence in three key areas: meetings, presentations, and telephoning.

The course builds from the basics up to the more advanced business English skills you need in real-life business situations. And it's about more than just vocabulary. You'll learn the phrases, structures, techniques, and special expressions that will take your English ability to the next level.

Business English Pod has helped thousands of learners succeed since 2006. You too can benefit from our years of experience, learning to face common business situations with confidence and skill.

Who this course is for:
  • Business English Kickstart course is intended for intermediate and advanced English learners.
  • Intermediate English speakers will learn lots of new language, techniques and vocabulary.
  • Advanced learners will develop speaking skills, fluency and overall professionalism.
  • This course is not suitable for learners who have only a very basic understanding of English.
Course content
Expand all 16 lectures 04:23:58
+ Foundation
5 lectures 01:11:26

Learn key expressions for giving and asking for opinions in both formal and informal situations.

Lesson Objectives

  • Give an opinion using more formal (or careful) language.
  • Give an opinion using informal (or direct) language.
  • Ask for the opinions of others using an appropriate level of formality.
  • Move from informal to more formal styles.
Preview 14:02
Progress Quiz - Expressing Opinions
5 questions

In this lesson we focus on the language used to introduce your ideas and make suggestions.

Lesson Objectives

  • Introducing ideas at a meeting using polite language.
  • Responding when other participants accept or reject your ideas.
  • Using tentative language.
  • Recommending a course of action.
Making Suggestions (BEP 30)
Progress Quiz - Making Suggestions
5 questions

In this lesson we'll cover appropriate ways to reject and accept suggestions.

Lesson Objectives

  • Evaluating suggestions made at a meeting.
  • Accepting or rejecting an idea with justification.
  • Proposing alternative suggestions.
  • Showing support for an idea.
Responding to Suggestions (BEP 31)
Progress Quiz - Responding to Suggestions
5 questions

Learn how to describe your job and responsibilities.

Lesson Objectives

  • Describing the basic aspects of your job.
  • Describing your day-to-day duties.
  • Describing the projects you've worked on.
  • Discussing job satisfaction.
Talking about your Job (BEP 159)
Progress Quiz - Talking about your Job
5 questions

Learn how to describe your company and the market it operates in.

Lesson Objectives

  • Relating basic facts about your company.
  • Describing a company's culture and structure.
  • Talking about a company's reputation.
  • Discussing a company's future plans.
Talking about your Company (BEP 160)
Progress Quiz - Talking about your Company
5 questions
+ Telephoning
3 lectures 50:22

Learn language and techniques for professionally answering the phone in English.

Lesson Objectives

  • Professional greeting.
  • Identifying yourself.
  • Making an offer to help.
  • Asking to speak to someone.
  • Asking someone to hold.
Preview 15:18
Progress Quiz - Answering a Call
5 questions

Learn how to take and leave a message on the phone.

Lesson Objectives

  • Asking someone to leave a message.
  • Providing a clear and complete message.
  • How to acknowledge, check back and confirm information.
  • Making a final offer of help.
Taking a Message (BEP 69B)
Progress Quiz - Taking a Message
5 questions

In this lesson we look at the language used to make appointments on the telephone.

Lesson Objectives

  • Explaining your reason for calling.
  • Requesting a meeting.
  • Discussing your schedule.
  • Politely agreeing and disagreeing.
Making an Appointment (BEP 119)
Progress Quiz - Making an Appointment
5 questions
+ Meetings
4 lectures 01:06:06

Learn how to clarify how to clarify what was said.

Lesson Objectives

  • Checking and spelling names correctly.
  • Checking information is correct.
  • Asking someone to repeat something.
  • Showing understanding.
Clarifying What Was Said (BEP 34)
Progress Quiz - Clarifying
5 questions

In this lesson we'll look at clarifying what was meant.

Lesson Objectives

  • Asking directly for clarification of meaning.
  • Acknowledging, checking back and confirming what somebody has said.
  • Understanding how someone feels about what they say.
  • Verifying your clarification has been understood.
Clarifying Meaning (BEP 35)
Progress Quiz - Clarifying Meaning
5 questions

In this lesson we'll look at useful language and expressions for interrupting and for resisting interruptions during meetings.

Lesson Objectives

  • Interrupting.
  • Finishing what you were saying.
  • Resisting interruption.
  • Conceding and partly conceding a point.
Dealing with Interruptions (BEP 68)
Progress Quiz - Dealing with Interruptions
5 questions

Learn how to finish off a meeting and provide action points for follow-up.

Lesson Objectives

  • Finishing off a meeting.
  • Assigning work to people.
  • Discussing action points.
  • Talking about future plans.
Finishing Up and Action Points (BEP 81)
Progress Quiz - Finishing off a Meeting
5 questions
+ Presentations
4 lectures 01:16:04

Learn language and techniques for making a formal introduction to a presentation.

Lesson Objectives

  • Introducing yourself and the topic of your presentation.
  • Outlining the main parts of your presentation.
  • Discussing visual aids and timing.
  • Linking to the first part of your presentation.
Introducing a Presentation (BEP 101)
Progress Quiz - Introducing a Presentation
5 questions

In this lesson we look at signposting and connecting the different sections of a presentation.

Lesson Objectives

  • Explaining the structure of your talk.
  • Linking between parts of your presentation.
  • Sequencing or listing information.
  • Emphasizing key points.
Signposting a Presentation (BEP 102)
Progress Quiz - Signposting a Presentation
5 questions

Learn language for describing charts and trends in a presentation.

Lesson Objectives

  • Attracting attention to visuals in your presentation.
  • Emphasizing the key parts of the visuals.
  • Relating the points of your presentation to each other.
  • Referring to a previous point.
Describing Charts and Graphs (BEP 103)
Progress Quiz - Describing Charts
5 questions

Learn how to finish off and summarizing your presentation.

Lesson Objectives

  • Finishing off the last part of your talk.
  • Summarizing.
  • Making a call to action.
  • Opening up the Q&A session.
Closing Down & Summarizing (BEP 33)
Progress Quiz - Summarizing a Presentation
5 questions