English is the largest of the English For Special Purpose categories
and covers both native speakers and non-native speakers.
Please pay careful attention to students and
company needs in this area, because I've noticed too many books put too
much emphasis on cultural awareness and not enough on basic business
needs. Also if a company is paying for a course, they don't expect you
to tell their employees how to write an effective CV!
For grammar practice, please see the general
English sections of this Website.
Read Our Book
Resources on this Website
Our guide to getting the most from PowerPoint
Our guide to getting the most from the free presentation software
Downloadable presentation resources
Other Business Skills
- Create a Business Board Game (158KB PDF)
This enables students to create a money board game, which is both useful for reviewing some business concepts and encouraging creativity.
How to improve your reading speed.
How to use mindmaps effectively
- Meeting Skills
Resources designed to help with Business meetings.
- Terrible Survey (279KB PDF)
example of a survey that has gone terribly wrong. Designed to encourage
students to think about bias, leading questions and vocabulary choice.
Departments (60KB PDF)
Business department summary sheet with comprehension questions
alphabet (52KB PDF)
Used by the military, pilots and tele-operators throughout the world.
(Not to be confused with IPA)
Graphs (79KB PDF)
An exercise to help students build vocabulary related to graphs.
Plan (216KB PDF)
A nice warmer for a negotiation workshop. i.e. They have to fight over
who gets the master bedroom.
- How Do You Like To
Learn? (52KB PDF)
Survey to encourage trainee centred learning.
Webmerise Case study
Webmerise was a small Internet design
company, here is some of the sales literature that they produced: