CEFR Range: B2 – C1
An extensive business English course designed to bring the real world of international business into the classroom. This course is intended for students with intermediate or above English skills who would like to extend their business vocabulary and fluency with authentic reading texts and listenings, and a hands on approach to learning.
The course consists of 12 units featuring new authentic texts and listenings throughout, reflecting the latest trends in the business world.
- Communications – talk about what makes a good communicator, listen to experts from the field, learn communications vocabulary and idioms, dealing with communications breakdowns, writing: email.
- International Markets – talk about international brands, marketing word partnerships, noun compounds and phrases, practise brainstorming, writing: action minutes.
- Building Relationships – talk about building relationships, describing relations, multi-verb words, skills: networking, writing: letter
- Success – discuss success, prefixes and present/past tenses, skills: negotiating, writing: press release/letter.
- Job Satisfaction – discuss motivation, synonyms and word-building, passives, skills: cold calling, writing: guidelines.
- Risk – discuss different aspects of risk, describing risk, adverbs of degree, skills: reaching an agreement, writing: report.
- Management Styles – discuss different management styles, management qualities, text reference, skills: presentations, writing: report.
- Team Building – talk about working in teams, prefixes and modal perfect, skills: resolving conflict, writing: letter.
- Raising Finance – discuss how and where finance can be raised, financial terms, dependent prepositions, Skills: negotiating, writing: summary.
- Customer Service – discuss the value of customer service, complaints and gerunds, skills: active listening, writing: report.
- Crisis Management – discuss ways of handling crisis, vocabulary: handling crisis, conditionals, skills: asking and answering difficult questions, writing: article/report.
- Mergers and Acquisitions – discuss mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, describe mergers and acquisitions, vocabulary: predictions and probability, skills: making a presentation, writing: report.
*Courses based on Pearson Longman Market Leader series.