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Get your start in Business English

Get your start in Business English

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  • 1 hour study
  • Level 0: Beginner

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    • Course Description

      This course will introduce you to the basics of Business English. It is a guide to the vocabulary used in this field, designed and written for begginer level students. The course is it particularly intended for those approaching this area of study for the first time having no previous knowledge of Business. But it is also aimed at those whishing to have a grasp of  the business concepts for their job purposes. At linguistic level, it can be attended both from English native speakers and non-native as the notions have been simplified in order to reach a general audience of students. So, anyone wishing to improve its general knowledge or aiming to pursue its professional studies is also welcome. This is a start for you to study concepts that you maybe  heard of but never ask someone to explain you the meaning and the significance that they may have. 

      In the first section, you will be provided with a general business overview where you will be able to compare and contrast the meaning of Buiness and Trade.  From your point of view, you may think of them having a similar conceptualization but you will soon understand that they are slightly different. The mains concepts are then expanded to allow you to learn specific notions written in a short and simple way. You will find references to expressions, verbs and words which are interrelated. More in depth, you will be accompanied through the study of the business organization where you will learn the basic terms but you will also go deep into the different departments that make up a business company. Another topic which has been dealt with is the labour market. In it, you will define what the demand and the supply means in this broader sense. Then, you will discuss the characteristics of an organization, being either constituted from several memebers or being organized as an indivual company. 

      The course will also guide you through an insight of the marketing department with an essential attention to the terms that you may find when talking about advertising. Before that, you will understand how a distribution channel works, the people involved and the main resources. The concept of shop is broaden in the sense that you will find different categories of retail shops, In addition to it, you will see and master different terms refering to a product which has been advertised. During the course, you will approach terms that you didn't know but also expressions that you have heard once but whish to understand. The subjects are dealth with an extreme simplicity, but after that you will acquire a general knowledge that will help you to use the vocabulary, which is the main objective of this business guide. Then, a brief attention is given to the banking sector where you will consider simple terms to keep in mind but also to reflect upon. Finally, in the last section you will understand how to write a business letter, with a special regard to the layout. But you will also find some extra terms to make yours in order to better define the notions related to the Business sector. 

    • Course learning outcomes

      Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to 

      • learn the basics of Business English, 
      • identify the main concepts of the business sector, 
      • master the terminology in use
      • understand the meaning of this specific field
      • get familiar with the layout of a business letter 
      • enlarge your vocabulary in this domain.

    • Course dates:

      First Published 20/05/2021.

      Updated 21/05/2021

    Course content

    Below is the course content. You can click on any section here and it will take you through to this section of the course.
    • ExpandWhat' s Business?

    • ExpandBusiness strategies

    • ExpandPartnership vs Sole Trader

    • ExpandOrganization Chart

    • ExpandMarketing

    • ExpandBanking

    • ExpandLabour Market

    • ExpandBusiness Writing

    • ExpandLearn more

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    • Angela Martelli

      Business English

      Angela Martelli22 May 2021 5:29

      It provides basic notions of Business English. Highly recommend it!

    About this course

    • 1 hour study
    • Level 0: Beginner

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    5 out of 5 stars

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