Our student is a little nervous about the course he’s about to start. English is all very well, and he can see why the boss has insisted he go to these lessons, but it’s so complicated. He’s heard it on the TV and even at the cinema, and there are words that are familiar to him: coca-cola, Microsoft, Tony Blair, Love, Yes, No and some swearing! But he’s heard that there’s a lot of irregularity in the language – it’s not as structured and formal as his own, and, frankly, that’s the main source of his anxiety.
We should start by asking what is English for finance? It is the learning of English specifically geared towards accounting, finance, auditing or whatever area of finance you need to learn. The next question could be how is learning English for finance different from learning general English or business English?
I recently overheard a conversation between a trainer and one of their participants, who was asking how the trainer had got into the role. I was a little shocked when the participant said, "It just surprises me a little as you're not particularly dynamic are you?" Putting aside that individual's perception of the trainer, the comment begged the question, "What makes a great trainer?"
E-mails are much less formal than official letters. They are quick and easy to send. They also allow you to communicate to a large group simultaneously. Sending e-mails can prevent playing phone tag and save time. However, if you are writing e-mails for business, you need to be more careful with your writing.
What methodologists and teachers consider differentiates Business English from General English has obvious implications on how Business English is taught, along with the dominant approaches in English language teaching at any given time.
"Increase & Decrease" pioneers ELT training in one very important aspect: its high emphasis on numbers English. By numbers English, we are not just referring about stating numbers correctly. Instead, we are talking about the words around the numbers: what are they, how they are used, what do they mean.
The Most Useful American Business Words: Here's a list that will come in handy for any student enrolled in an English as a Second Language (ESL) School.
Specs, specs, and specs! It's quite common for international business negotiators to use lots of numerical details. Each of these details must be precisely communicated for both sides of the negotiation to make a good working deal. It makes sense that a business English class should have at least one such activity of working with lots of technical numbers. "The Tractor Deal" certainly gives this kind of practice.
ESP and Business English When teaching ESP (English for Specific Purposes) or Business English, the teacher simply continues teaching all the English that they already know how to, but incorporate vocabulary, examples, topics and contexts that are relevant to the students particular needs.
It used to be that executive coaching was taught of as something extravagant and as a privilege not a necessity. However, with the current nature of the economy more and more companies are turning to executive coaching to maximize the potential of their leaders focusing on personal empowerment and maximizing potential.