Business English
Business English communication skills are essential for getting ahead at work. Improving your professional business vocabulary and knowledge will help you work more effectively and open up new career opportunities.
Using English in a business environment
English is recognised as the most internationally popular language, which makes it the most dominant language in the business world. Even if you have a good level of basic English, learning business English will give you the chance to demonstrate a wider professional vocabulary which can result in new opportunities in your career.
Studying business English allows you to develop English language skills that are useful in an office or other business environments. By understanding the communication skills needed in the workplace, you can gain the confidence to build strong relationships with your colleagues and clients.
Using English in a business environment
Here you can find a wide variety of activities to develop your interview skills, write clear emails in English and learn about business topics and issues. Watch videos, listen to podcasts or read articles, then complete the specially designed tasks to help you understand the topic and use the language skills that you have learned
Choose your level to practise your business english
Level 1

  • Are you a beginner (CEFR level A1) learner of English? This section offers listening practice to help you understand familiar words and basic phrases when people speak slowly and clearly. Situations include meeting people, shopping and conversations at work.
  • Each lesson has a preparation task, an audio recording and two tasks to check your understanding and to practise a variety of listening skills. Make a start today.
Level 2

  • Are you a pre-intermediate (CEFR level A2) learner of English? This section offers listening practice to help you understand common vocabulary and expressions in short, clear dialogues. Situations include simple explanations, introductions, messages and announcements.
  • Each lesson has a preparation task, an audio recording and two tasks to check your understanding and to practise a variety of listening skills. Make a start today.
Level 3

  • Are you an intermediate (CEFR level B1) learner of English? This section offers listening practice to help you understand the main points of clear, standard speech about everyday or job-related topics. Situations include phone calls, meetings and interviews.
  • Each lesson has a preparation task, an audio recording and two tasks to check your understanding and to practise a variety of listening skills. Make a start today.
Level 4

  • Are you an upper intermediate (CEFR level B2) learner of English? This section offers listening practice to help you understand extended, standard speech about familiar topics that may contain complex ideas. Situations include broadcasts, reviews, presentations and lectures.
  • Each lesson has a preparation task, an audio recording and two tasks to check your understanding and to practise a variety of listening skills. Make a start today.
Level 5

  • Are you an advanced (CEFR level C1) learner of English? This section offers listening practice to help you understand extended speech about abstract, complex or unfamiliar topics. Situations include job interviews, lectures, talks and meetings.
  • Each lesson has a preparation task, an audio recording and two tasks to check your understanding and to practise a variety of listening skills. Make a start today.