Business & Corporate English

Business & Corporate English

Mars 2022
Part-Time
Français

This program is an extensive business English course designed to bring the real world of international business into the language-teaching classroom. It has been developed in association with the Financial Times, one of the world's leading sources of professional information, to ensure the maximum range and authenticity of international business content.

The course is intended to be attended by either students preparing for a career in business or those already working who want to improve their English communication skills. It combines some of the most stimulating recent ideas from the world of business with a strongly task-based approach. Role-plays and case studies are regular features of each unit.

Throughout the course, students are encouraged to use their own experience and opinions in order to maximize involvement and learning.

The following themes are going to be tackled throughout this program:

  • Brands
  • Travel
  • Change
  • Organisation
  • Advertising
  • Money & Finance
  • Cultures
  • Human Ressources
  • International Markets
  • Ethics
  • Leadership
  • Competition

Overview of a Course Book unit.

A typical unit consists of the following sections:

Starting up : 
Students have the opportunity to think about the unit topic and to exchange ideas and opinions with each other and with the teacher. There is a variety of stimulating activities such as answering quiz questions, reflecting on difficult decisions, prioritising options and completing charts. Throughout, students are encouraged to draw upon their life and business experience as appropriate.

Vocabulary :
Essential business vocabulary is presented and practised through a wide variety of creative and engaging exercises. Students learn new words, phrases and collocations and are given tasks, which help to activate the vocabulary they already know or have just learnt. There is further vocabulary practice in the Practice File.
There are a number of discussion activities in the book. Their main purpose is to build up students' confidence in expressing their views in English and to improve their fluency.

Reading :
Students read interesting and relevant authentic texts from the Financial Times and other business sources. They develop their reading skills and acquire essential business vocabulary. The texts provide a context for language work and discussion later in the unit.

Listening :
The authentic listening texts are based on interviews with business people and experts in their field. Students develop listening skills such as prediction, listening for specific information and note-taking.

Language review :
These sections develop students' awareness of the common problem areas at intermediate level. They focus on accuracy and knowledge of key areas of grammar. If students already know the grammar point, this section works as a quick check for them and the teacher.

Skills :
This section helps learners to develop their communication skills in the key business areas of presentations, meetings, negotiations, telephoning and social English. Each section contains a Useful language box that provides students with the phrases they need to carry out the business tasks in the regular role-play activities.

Case studies :
Each unit ends with a case study linked to the unit's business topic. The case studies are based on realistic business problems or situations and are designed to motivate and actively engage students. Students use the language and communication skills that they have acquired while working through the unit.
Typically, students will be involved in discussing business problems and recommending solutions through active group work.
All of the case studies have been developed and tested with students in class and are designed to be easy to present and use. No special knowledge or extra materials are required. Each case study ends with a realistic writing task.
These tasks reflect the real world of business correspondence and will also help those students preparing for business English exams. Models of writing text types are given in the Writing file at the end of the Course Book.

This program is an extensive business English course designed to bring the real world of international business into the language-teaching classroom. It has been developed in association with the Financial Times, one of the world's leading sources of professional information, to ensure the maximum range and authenticity of international business content.

The course is intended to be attended by either students preparing for a career in business or those already working who want to improve their English communication skills. It combines some of the most stimulating recent ideas from the world of business with a strongly task-based approach. Role-plays and case studies are regular features of each unit.

Throughout the course, students are encouraged to use their own experience and opinions in order to maximize involvement and learning.

The following themes are going to be tackled throughout this program:

  • Brands
  • Travel
  • Change
  • Organisation
  • Advertising
  • Money & Finance
  • Cultures
  • Human Ressources
  • International Markets
  • Ethics
  • Leadership
  • Competition

Overview of a Course Book unit.

A typical unit consists of the following sections:

Starting up : 
Students have the opportunity to think about the unit topic and to exchange ideas and opinions with each other and with the teacher. There is a variety of stimulating activities such as answering quiz questions, reflecting on difficult decisions, prioritising options and completing charts. Throughout, students are encouraged to draw upon their life and business experience as appropriate.

Vocabulary :
Essential business vocabulary is presented and practised through a wide variety of creative and engaging exercises. Students learn new words, phrases and collocations and are given tasks, which help to activate the vocabulary they already know or have just learnt. There is further vocabulary practice in the Practice File.
There are a number of discussion activities in the book. Their main purpose is to build up students' confidence in expressing their views in English and to improve their fluency.

Reading :
Students read interesting and relevant authentic texts from the Financial Times and other business sources. They develop their reading skills and acquire essential business vocabulary. The texts provide a context for language work and discussion later in the unit.

Listening :
The authentic listening texts are based on interviews with business people and experts in their field. Students develop listening skills such as prediction, listening for specific information and note-taking.

Language review :
These sections develop students' awareness of the common problem areas at intermediate level. They focus on accuracy and knowledge of key areas of grammar. If students already know the grammar point, this section works as a quick check for them and the teacher.

Skills :
This section helps learners to develop their communication skills in the key business areas of presentations, meetings, negotiations, telephoning and social English. Each section contains a Useful language box that provides students with the phrases they need to carry out the business tasks in the regular role-play activities.

Case studies :
Each unit ends with a case study linked to the unit's business topic. The case studies are based on realistic business problems or situations and are designed to motivate and actively engage students. Students use the language and communication skills that they have acquired while working through the unit.
Typically, students will be involved in discussing business problems and recommending solutions through active group work.
All of the case studies have been developed and tested with students in class and are designed to be easy to present and use. No special knowledge or extra materials are required. Each case study ends with a realistic writing task.
These tasks reflect the real world of business correspondence and will also help those students preparing for business English exams. Models of writing text types are given in the Writing file at the end of the Course Book.