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Dear ESL All subscribers from all around the
Here's the March-April issue of our monthly
newsletter this time dealing with top business English sites where
you can learn new English that will be useful for your work.
What is Business English?
Business English is English especially used in national
or international trade with English-speaking countries as well
as countries where English is not a native language but is used
as a shared second language.
Business English touches on a variety of fields.
For some it means vocabulary related to business topics. For others
it is more closely linked to the communication skills required in the
workplace. Whatever you think business English is or should be, the
top ten resources that we have selected for you this month cover both
business vocabulary and business skills in addition to material aimed
at developing the four language skills (speaking, writing, listening,
Do not hesitate to send us your comments or questions
if you have any.
The ESL All Team
1-B.B.C. World Service http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/business/ Learning English - Business
English: By far the most widely developed
British business website on the Internet. A great place
to visit to learn and improve your English through
business related topics. Top-quality materials only.
2-ESLgold.com http://www.eslgold.com/ http://www.eslgold.com/business.html ESLgold.com: A
favourite general and business English website of ours. Provides
over a thousand pages of free information and resources for
both teachers and students. All materials are organized by
skill and level for quick and easy access. The business section
contains: Useful Expressions (with audio files in American
English), Textbook Recommendations, Quick Links, Learning Strategies,
Teaching Business English resources, and a lot more.
3- ESL.About.com http://esl.about.com/od/englishforbusinesswork/ English for Business, Work and other
Special Purposes: Your
guide to English as a 2nd language (ESL / EFL) including an interesting
section devoted to Business English. Contains resources related
Business English Lessons, Business Reading, Business
English Vocabulary, Business Speaking Skills, Business
English Writing and a lot more.
4- EnglishClub.com http://www.englishclub.com/business-english/index.htm ESL Learning Center - Business English:
Business English for EFL, ESL students. Resources for learning
business English, including varied sections: business correspondence,
business presentations and public speaking, business vocabulary,
business news and business and money.
5- Linguarama http://www.linguarama.com/ps/index.html Postcript Magazine: A self-study magazine
for learners of English published by the Linguarama website. Each
issue has a theme on which many of the exercises are based, for
example: Sales, Personnel, Cross Culture, Finance, Marketing, Business
Communication, Insurance, Quality, Legal English, Technology, Banking,
Management, and Retailing. There are also exercises with answer
keys on reading, writing, grammar, pronunciation, style, vocabulary
6- Business English.com http://www.better-english.com/exerciselist.html Business English Lessons: Better English
Pearson Brown, ESL teacher and author, offers free interactive
exercises for many business-related topics. Some of these topics
are: Business Idioms Hangman, Business Idioms of Time, Business
as War Idioms, Business Adjective Intensifiers, Phrasal Verbs,
Business Presentations, Survival Expressions, Signposting, and more.
7- The Internet
TESL Journal http://iteslj.org/links/TESL/Business_English/ TESL Business English: An interesting
collection of online Business English resources put together by
the Internet TESL Journal. For those of you looking for additional
Easton Business English Online http://eleaston.com/biz/bizhome.html Business English: An impressive list
of additional resources for those interested in learning or teaching
Business English. Covers Vocabulary, Business Exercises and Quizzes,
Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, Telephone English, Public
Speaking, Debate, Famous Speeches, Multilingual Sites, and a lot
University of Paris-Dauphine http://kalle.cip.dauphine.fr/riccioli/
Business English Revision Exercises: Hundred
of free business revision exercises touching on topics such as:
Company (law), Joint-Stock Company, Partnership, Supply and Demand,
Letter Writing, and a lot more. Site is maintained by Dr Michael