Business Speaking B1 is designed for intermediate learners who want to improve their spoken communication skills in a variety of business contexts. It can be used across a range of devices, allowing for seamless mobile study.
Level: CEFR B1
Number of Lessons: 30
Lesson Duration: Approx. 45 mins
Key Content: Meetings and discussions; Negotiations and sales; Presentations and Q/A; Problems and complaints; Projects and plans; Small talk and networking; Telephoning and conference calls

About Business Speaking (B1)

Business Speaking offers focused, effective practice of English skills in many different common business settings. Those who are willing to study 2-3 hours a week over several months will see a significant improvement in their level and in international exam test scores. Students are exposed to a variety of key business expressions in natural contexts that feature speakers from 6 different countries including the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Singapore and India.

The language that is taught can be easily applied across industries making this a highly practical course in Business English.

Building Fluency

Business Speaking provides practice of key language in both formal and informal business settings. Students will practice vocabulary and common expressions through a variety of speaking and listening activities in order to communicate more confidently in the workplace. Each lesson ends with a test in a dynamic, role-play format to assess if students are able to use new language appropriately in the given context.

On completion of the course, students will have a much broader range of vocabulary, and be able to use new language effectively to interact with clients and co-workers.

  • 30 content-rich lessons at B1 level presenting language in many of the most common business situations.
  • Coverage of a variety of key expressions that are transferable across different industries and work settings.
  • A wide range of exercise types including comprehension and practice activities that develop both micro and macro level skills in listening and pronunciation.
  • Interactive roleplays that offer realistic conversation practice in everyday business situations.
  • A useful Language Study cycle that summarises key phrases, and explains how and when they should be used.
  • Material that includes a variety of accents to help prepare learners for interactions with native and non-native speakers of English in the work-place.

Lessons follow a systematic structure, and are broken down into short modules. Students can begin a lesson, take a break and simply pick up where they left off. An end-of-lesson, dynamic format test helps consolidate the language learned and provides an immediate benchmark of progress made.

  • A short listening introduces the lesson theme in a specific business context to help orientate students.
  • Students practice key language points through focused gap-fill exercises, and are given clear feedback.
  • Listening skills are practiced twice - first for gist, and second for specific information.
  • A unique test ends the lesson in a dynamic, role-play format which asks students to respond to a natural dialog.