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Talking Business

Business English
Starting Soon
16 hours
Upper Intermediate

Use the news to practice your business speaking skills and build your confidence

This 16-hour online course will help you further practice your business speaking skills in English, feel confident
participating in business discussions, and stay up-to-date with current and emerging business issues.

Based on news stories from the international business media, such as Harvard Business Review, Financial Times,
Youtube and TED talks, each session will examine the relevant vocabulary, discuss the meaning, and unpack the
implications of the story under discussion. Different activities, like discussions, role-plays, case studies, or short
presentations will also be used in class. The program is taught in small groups of up to 12 people. There is no homework.

Business Speak
Learning idioms and expressions that are used in today’s modern business world. 
Harvard Business Review

What’s more important in business; value or values? 
Examining the growing interest in Corporate Social Responsibility and the language behind it.                                                                  Financial Times 

Doing business around the world 
Exploring tips and tricks what to say (and not to say) when you do business abroad. 
Kwintessential and Youtube 

The elements of great management
Talking about what great leaders say to motivate their team. 
TED talk

Working from home 
Discussing how to maintain good relations with customers and colleagues online in English. 
The Conversation 

Workplace surveillance 
Exchanging opinions on how businesses have started monitoring their staff more closely and examining how we exchange opinions diplomatically. 
Financial Times

How to gain control of your time 
Talking about practical strategies to manage your professional time and the language of giving advice. 
TED talk 

Is beating the competition all that counts? 
Exchanging opinions on the aim of business.

You can register, or have your employer register you up to one day before the start date of the program if there are still available places. Add the program to the shopping basket. The first time you place an order you need to register. For company registrations please check the box “I am booking on behalf of my company”. Then, you fill out your personal details and you select an invoice or receipt to be issued. Then you must pay the tuition fee. Payment is available by: a) debit, prepaid, or credit card (interest-free installments will be visible if available), b) Bank payment ID, that you can use to pay at the bank or via ebanking, or c) IRIS and direct debiting your bank account.

Please note that once you successfully place your order you will receive an automated confirmation message. This does not mean that your registration is complete. Your place is reserved once you pay the relevant tuition fee. When payment is visible, we will contact you to confirm your registration. Employers who enroll 3 or more employees in the program receive a 10% discount on the total amount of fees. This discount is visible in the shopping cart. 


Michael Robbs
Business English Instructor

Michael Robbs holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Human Studies from University of Bradford, UK, and an MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from St. Michael's College, USA. He is an award-win ...

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