Vitamin English: Business Topics for Our Times

Explore a Variety of Buisness Topics while Improving your English Conversation Skills
Rating: 3.6 out of 5 (24 ratings)
5,805 students
Vitamin English: Business Topics for Our Times
Rating: 3.6 out of 5 (24 ratings)
5,805 students
At the end of this course, students will be able to understand and use vocabulary and commonly used phrases related to business topics in conversation.
At the end of this course, students' conversational English will more closely resemble a native English speakers' speech patterns.

Requirements

  • Before starting this course, students need to speak, understand and read English at a an intermediate level or higher.
Description

In this course, we explore and discuss a variety of relevant business topics. Each section addresses a new business topic and contains nine lessons. The focus for each of the nine lessons is as follows:

          1. Warm-up Questions

          2. Introduction 

          3. Vocabulary Practice

          4. Reading of News Article 

          5. Conversation Reading

          6. Conversation Comprehension

          7. Speaking Practice I

          8. Speaking Practice II

          9. Section Assessment 

The lessons are interactive requiring the student to repeat, respond and think critically. By the end of each section, students will have increased their knowledge about the selected topic and will have improved their ability to speak naturally and fluently about that topic.

The ultimate goal of the course is to allow students to speak fluently about an ever increasing number of business relevant topics.

Who this course is for:
  • The target student has a desire to improve their spoken English and is interested in business topics.
Course content
4 sections • 27 lectures • 1h 44m total length
  • Introduction
    03:18
  • Will a Robot soon Take your Job? Warm-up
    01:54
  • Will a Robot soon Take your Job? Introduction
    03:07
  • Will a Robot soon Take your Job? Vocabulary
    06:59
  • Article: Japan Not Worried About Robots Taking Their Jobs
    03:32
  • Will a Robot soon Take your Job? Conversation I
    02:15
  • Will a Robot soon Take your Job? Conversation II
    04:48
  • Will a Robot soon Take your Job? Speaking Practice I
    02:44
  • Will a Robot soon Take your Job? Speaking Practice II
    03:41
  • Will a Robot soon Take your Job? Assessment
    03:49
  • Written Assignment
    1 question
  • The Richest People on the Planet: Warm-up
    02:28
  • The Richest People on the Planet: Introduction
    03:50
  • The Richest People on the Planet: Vocabulary
    07:24
  • The Richest People on the Planet: Article
    02:13
  • The Richest People on the Planet: Conversation I
    02:32
  • The Richest People on the Planet: Conversation II
    05:02
  • The Richest People on the Planet: Speaking Practice I
    02:43
  • The Richest People on the Planet: Speaking Practice II
    04:15
  • The Richest People on the Planet: Assessment
    02:48
  • How Blockchain will Change our World: Warm-up
    04:35
  • How Blockchain will Change our World: Inroduction
    06:03
  • How Blockchain will Change our World: Vocabulary
    08:25
  • How Blockchain will Change our World: Conversation I
    02:30
  • How Blockchain will Change our World: Conversation II
    05:01
  • How Blockchain will Change our World: Speaking Practice I
    02:16
  • How Blockchain will Change our World: Speaking Practice II
    03:24
  • How Blockchain will Change our World: Assessment
    02:47
  • Written Assignment 2
    1 question

Instructor
English Teacher, Educational Technologist, M.E.T., B.S.
Joe Grandy
  • 4.3 Instructor Rating
  • 832 Reviews
  • 34,093 Students
  • 10 Courses

I have been in the teaching profession for the last fifteen years. I have taught I wide range of ages, levels and subjects. I began my career tutoring university level students with their writing. After that, I continued my career at an elementary school teaching students with special needs. I have also taught high school, middle school and elementary for nine years in South Korea. For the past year, I have been teaching online. I have a Bachelor's Degree in special education and a Master's Degree in educational technology.