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Business English


I have experience in teaching Business English to students in Japan (prestigious companies like Toshiba, IBM, Clestra, etc) and around the world (Yandex, Baidu, etc.)


There are a number of stream options including: Job Interview preparation, resume and job application rewriting, Medical English, and Informaton Technology. All streams involve role play exercises for doctors and nurses, business idioms and phrasal verbs (see HEALTH INSURANCE.doc and BUSINESS PRESSURE).


1. Coping with Pressure / Proposing Solutions (Upper Intermediate): View on Google Documents & TOEIC Speaking and Writing Sample.
(How do you deal with unexpected problems? How do you get your message across?)
2. Giving a Business Presentation: View on Google Documents

3. Negotiation Skills (Breaking the Ice, Establishing Your Position, Setting Conditions, Reaching an Agreement): View on Google Documents.
4. Pros and Cons of Outsourcing (Advanced).
5. Speaking on the Telephone: View on Google Documents.
6. Time Management: How Productive Are You? // The Eisenhower Matrix.
7. Entrepreneurship

9. Leadership Skills.
(What sort of leader are you?)
10. Women in Business.
11. The Importance of Marketing: The Importance of Marketing
12. Don't Complain; Don't Explain.
13. Work Problems (Bullying in the workplace / on Google Documents).
14. Working in a Team


1. The End of Email: Read article on Google Documents
2. Writing Emails (Briskine Templates and Shortcuts).
3. Style Manuals: Australian Government Style Manual


Afford ......... Have enough money to pay for something.
Be in credit .......... Have a surplus of money, or the opposite of debt.
Bottom line .......... Final account of an account or balance statement.
Conglomerate .......... Corporation made up of several different, independent companies.
Do a roaring trade .......... Do good business.
Getting your message across .......... Communicate your ideas.
Have something under the belt .......... Have experience at something.
Invoice .......... A type of bill which contains a list detailing goods or services provided, and the cost of the sum due to be paid by the customer.
Lump sum .......... A large sum of money paid in one amount (instead of installments).
Middleman .......... Someone who buys goods from producers and then sells them to retailers.
Order someone around .......... Tell someone what to do.
Pennies from heaven .......... Unexpected benefits or windfall.
Penny wise and pound foolish .......... Letting short-term fiscal objectives get in the way of long-term economic goals.
See an increase .......... Experience an increase.
Silver lining .......... A positive aspect of a bad or unpleasant situation.
Think it over .......... Consider something.
Think outside the box .......... Think creatively and unconventionally.
Upfront payment .......... To pay in advance.

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Business English
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