Business English

Level: Intermediate (B1-B2)

Understand language for everyday contexts like work & socialising
Manage typical situations while travelling for business
Write simple, cohesive text on familiar business topics
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Sample intermediate-level course plan
No two courses are alike. Mix and match topics.
We customise all courses to suit your needs, interests and goals.
Module 1
Module 2
Module 3
Module 4
Module 5
Socialising at work
Learn grammar, vocabulary & practical skills for:

  • Making introductions and first impressions
  • Showing around visitors
  • Describing colleagues
  • Doing business travel
  • Climbing the career ladder
  • Discussing dress code and having job interviews
  • Using diplomatic language
Desk work and administration
Learn grammar, vocabulary and practical skills for:

  • Making phone calls and taking messages
  • Writing and replying to emails
  • Managing tasks effectively
  • Understanding financial statements
  • Talking about statistics & economic trends
  • Discussing salary & pay
Learn grammar, vocabulary and practical skills for:

  • Having effective discussions
  • Teamwork & problem solving
  • Making suggestions and giving advice
  • Chairing meetings
  • Sales meetings
  • Negotiations
  • Giving presentations
  • Project management
Sales & Marketing
Learn grammar, vocabulary and practical skills for:

  • Marketing strategies
  • Recession marketing
  • Couponing & predictive shopping
  • E-commerce & online shopping
  • Pitching and idea
  • Celebrities and influencers
  • Participating in trade fairs
  • Dealing with customers & complaints
Issues in modern business
Learn grammar, vocabulary and practical skills relating to:

  • Ethics & conduct 
  • Gender issues
  • Outsourcing and hiring choices
  • Taking leave & accessibility 
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Emerging markets
Intermediate skills composition

A well rounded course plan requires balance & structure
We provide a level-appropriate balance between productive and receptive skills.

Expand your vocabulary
Develop your listening skills
Polish your pronunciation

Structured tutorials
Personalised error correction
Active practice
Reading & Writing
In-context mini texts and articles
Relevant written home tasks
Live revisions with your teacher
What grammar will I learn?
At the intermediate level you will revise & master:
Advanced modal verbs
Adverbs & adjectives
Gerunds & infinitives
Passive forms
Past & future perfect tenses
Conditionals revision
Sample materials

World-class materials
Interesting topics. Current events. Modern English. Created weekly.

Engaging Learning Aids
High-quality audio-visual materials provide relevant context for more interesting reading and listening exercises and discussions.
Research, analysis & opinions
News reports & articles
Interviews, conversations & talks
TED animated videos and talks
Dialogues & monologues
Documentaries & short YouTube videos
Intermediate-level conversation
What will I be able to discuss?
Real topics. Modern English.
So you've been running Toyota? That's impressive. Could you briefly tell everyone about your company?
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Toyota Motor Corporation is a multinational corporation headquartered in Japan and is currently the World's second-largest automotive manufacturer. It achieved an annual turnover of over $270 billion in 2018. In 1937, Toyota was founded by Kiichiro Toyoda as an independent company dedicated to the production of automobiles. In 1957, the manufacturer exported the first Japanese car to the United States, and established American and Brazilian divisions. The company expanded in the 1960s with a new research and development facility and established a worldwide presence by the 1970s. Today, the company owns the brands Lexus and Scion and has shareholdings in Daihatsu Motors, Isuzu Motors, and Yamaha Motors. It operates 608 subsidiaries and has a workforce of over 370,000 people.
Ah, I remember my first Lexus - loved it. Anyway, that's for another day. Could you tell us about your role at the company? What do you do on a daily basis and what are your responsibilities? What do you like and dislike about your job?
I'm responsible for the day-to-day running of the business including managing projects, organising people's work, dealing with suppliers and important customers. I'm also in charge of developing the company's long-term strategy. What I like most about my work is the responsibility, the challenge and of course the salary. I also really enjoy motivating and inspiring other people to achieve their goals and develop the company. The part I don't really like is the long hours. It's not uncommon for me to spend 12 hours in the office, which doesn't leave me much time for my family. On top of that, my job can get pretty stressful at times, especially when we have problems with our suppliers.
That understandable. It's great you take pride in motivating others. I also think you'd enjoy the salary here. And we offer generous leave benefits, so you'd never have to worry about spending too much time away from your family.
Package options for 60-minute lessons
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  • Native English speaker teacher
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Package options for 90-minute lessons
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Study for 3 months
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  • Free access to app
  • Native English speaker teacher
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Study for 1 year
  • Free materials
  • Free access to app
  • Native English speaker teacher
  • 8% discount
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