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English in Business | 10 Phrases For Your Next Meeting in English

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Mon, Nov 28, 2011 @ 08:54 AM

Are you prepared for your next meeting in English?

Your level of English in a business meeting could directly impact your success at work and in your career in general.

If you want to prepare for your meeting, try downloading our new guide- How to Lead a Business Meeting in English.

Also in this post, we have links to some of our recent content that can help you improve your ability to speak English with confidence at work. 

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Topics: Business English Vocabulary

Business English Communication | Email Writing in English

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Tue, Nov 15, 2011 @ 09:22 AM

Do you ever wonder how to write a business email in English correctly, using the right professional tone?

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Topics: English Lessons, Business English Vocabulary

Interviewing in English | Vocabulary Words You Should Know

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Fri, Nov 04, 2011 @ 07:59 AM

Would you like to know more about interviewing in English? Are you preparing for a job or internship interview in the United States? In previous articles, we have talked about how culture affects your interviewing style and why it is important to ask questions in an interview in the US. We have also talked about the four common questions that you should expect to get when you are being interviewed in the US. So if you have read our previous articles, you know a few things about what to expect in an interview. But do you have the vocabulary words that you will need to effectively communicate your skills and experience? In today's lesson, we will look at some essential vocabulary words for an interview.

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Topics: Business English Vocabulary, English Lessons

Prepare for your Next Business Presentation in English with our Guide

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Mon, Oct 17, 2011 @ 11:54 AM

Are you preparing for a business presentation in English? Do you know the correct English words and phrases to use during your presentation? Have you thought about how you might want to alter your presentation style based on what is expected for business presentations in the United States? A lot of our students in New York and Boston are international professionals who need to be able to make a presentation at their workplace in English. This can be an intimidating experience if you are not prepared! Our professional tutors help our students practice for their presentations by introducing new expressions, helping them think about how to structure the presentation and asking them to consider how presenting in United States culture might be different from presenting in their home country. Based on the work that we have done with students, we have created a free guide to help you prepare for your next presentation.

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Topics: Business English Presentations, Business English Vocabulary, Cultural Competence

American Business English | Telephone Vocabulary

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Tue, Sep 06, 2011 @ 04:23 PM

How do you feel when you have to speak English on the telephone at work?

Are you afraid that you won't understand everything that the other person says?

Do you ever panic and feel scared that you will lose the person's respect?

If you work in an office in New York or Boston and you are not completely confident about your English at work yet, speaking on the telephone is probably one of your most challenging daily tasks.

In today's American business English lesson, we will learn a few of the phrases and vocabulary words that you can use during a professional phone conversation at work.

Remember, the best way to improve your telephone English skills for business is to practice, so ask your tutor to help you practice these phrases plus many others in a role play during your next English lesson.

 

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Topics: English Lessons, Business English Vocabulary

Corporate English: Daily Expressions and Idioms

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Mon, Jun 20, 2011 @ 08:11 AM

Learning corporate English is crucial for your success in your career the United States.

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Topics: English Lessons, Vocabulary Workshop, English Idioms, Business English Vocabulary

Business English Lessons: How to Close a Meeting in English

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Thu, May 19, 2011 @ 09:59 AM

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Topics: Business English Presentations, English Lessons, Business English Vocabulary

Business English Skills: Phrases to Use During a Business Meeting

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Wed, May 18, 2011 @ 08:37 AM

If you would like to improve your business English skills then you are in the right place!

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Topics: Business English Presentations, English Public Speaking, English Lessons, Business English Vocabulary

English for Business: How to Open a Business Meeting in English

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Tue, May 17, 2011 @ 09:19 AM

Are you wondering how to open a business meeting in English?

Maybe you have a meeting coming up this week?

Today in our English for business lesson, we will talk about how to open a business meeting in English.

 If English is not your native language, it could be a challenge to lead a meeting in English, but with a little practice, you will be ready to lead a meeting in English the next time your boss asks you to do it.

This week, we have a series of articles to give you English for business phrases that you can use in your next meeting.

 

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Topics: Business English Presentations, English Public Speaking, English Lessons, Business English Vocabulary

ESL Job Interview Lesson | 4 Common Questions

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Sat, Apr 30, 2011 @ 12:48 PM

Today we have an ESL job interview lesson for you. There are 4 questions that are commonly asked in job interviews. If you are from another country, it is important to know that the interview questions might be quite different from the questions that you are used to in your home country.  So what can you do before, during and after the interview to make sure you get the job? Keep reading for some ideas and advice.



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Topics: United States Culture, Business English Vocabulary, English Lessons

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