Author: James Schofield, Anna Osborn
Publisher: HARPER COLLINS
Collins English for Business is a new series of self-study skills books which focus on the language you really need to do business in English - wherever you are in the world. Each title includes tips on how to communicate effectively and how to communicate inter-culturally.
Author: Ian Badger
Publisher: Collins English for Life: Skills
English in the real world is constantly evolving, and learners need to move with it. But sometimes the English you can learn from your coursebook just isn't enough for real life. Being able to understand English as it is really spoken will give you the confidence to succeed in any English speaking environment.
Suitable for intermediate to advanced learners of English, this text provides comprehensive coverage of today's business vocabulary. It has been illustrated with thousands of examples of real English from the Bank of English, to help students write, speak and understand English better.
If you use English on a regular basis, but you feel you need to brush up a little on your grammar, Collins' new Business Grammar and Practice is the perfect solution. Well-known EFL experts Nick Brieger and Simon Sweeney guide the user through 72 short, succinct units to explain the structure of the English language. They provide examples of real usage, explanations and then practice exercises to cement your understanding. All of the sample sentences are taken from the COBUILD corpus, ensuring that users don't learn traditional, theoretical language, but rather, they come to understand real, useful, everyday expressions.
Great Business English
Author: Dr Hilary F Moore, Hilary F. Moore Mba
Great Business English uses a unique phrase menu system to combine real business knowledge with the communication and language skills you need to do well at work. If you have intermediate or advanced English and need to do business with international colleagues or customers in English, then Great Business English is perfect for you. Great Business English is written by, Hilary Moore, who has a PhD, a Masters in Business, and is a qualified language teacher. She has years of experience training business managers like you to communicate well in English. The book includes sections on: presenting, negotiating, small talk, making telephone calls, conducting meetings, talking about employees' skills, managing disagreement, and discussing business and sales results. There are also sections which list the most useful business verbs and vocabulary, with definitions and examples. It uses a unique 'phrase menu' method to support your learning. A supporting set of 3 CDs are easily available to purchase online, after ordering the book. The book is quick, practical and portable. It will give you the language that you really need for a successful international business career!
In a business world that spans several continents, it is no longer common for everyone to speak English as a first language. Whether you speak English as a first, second or even third language, intercultural business communication means that getting it right first time has never been more important for you and your organization. English can never be standardized in the global and digital marketplace; instead, we can learn how to customize business English according to our own values and culture and communicate successfully across borders. Improve Your Global Business English creates an awareness in the reader of what to avoid and how to ensure that communications are correctly understood. Very readable and hugely instructive, Improve Your Global Business English provides practical self-study with quizzes, activities and worksheets, helping you to fine-tune your written communication. By mastering the basics, defining your readers and tailoring your message to them, understanding the conventions of different media and understanding cultures, you can enhance your reputation as a truly global, modern player in today's marketplace. If you want your messages to be perceived as you intended, to retain customers or to win new ones, Improve Your Global Business English gives you the background you need. Online supporting resources for this book include supplementary video, self-test questions and answers, templates and a case study on going global
Improve the way you communicate in English when working internationally - it's as much about how you say it as what you say! You need more than just a good level of English to communicate successfully in international business. Collins Effective International Business Communication gives you clear and practical advice to help you to communicate successfully with colleagues and business partners around the world, using the English you already know. Part 1 will help you with speaking and listening, with practical ideas to help you create better understanding with colleagues and business partners. Part 2 covers key interpersonal skills , such as building relationships, networking, influencing, making decisions, managing conflict and building trust. Part 3 considers the challenges of virtual communication with colleagues at a distance, with advice on how to write better emails and manage conference calls. Each unit features tip boxes, model conversations and case studies Work environments today are increasingly complex - with greater demands on time there is more emphasis on choosing the right form of communication at the right time. You need to be able to work with colleagues at a distance and build and maintain relationships with people at home and abroad. Effective International Business Communication will help you to build the relationships you need to be successful. Can be used for self-study or by Business English trainers who want their clients to get results. CEF level B2-C1 / Upper Intermediate - Advanced
Outstanding Business English gives guidance to non-native English speakers on how to communicate clearly and concisely. With case studies and real-life examples that demonstrate how English is used internationally in business, and full of ideas to help you to get your communications right first time, Outstanding Business English sets the scene for describing the benefits of good Business English, ideal for multinational companies where communication is a priority.For intermediate to advanced English speakers, it focuses on the areas that are easy to get wrong. This book draws on the author's wealth of experience, using real-life international business scenarios to develop your skills and provide you with some answers that even your boss might not know. You will learn a system to help you quickly and easily write emails, letters, CVs, social media communications and more. Featuring sections on punctuation and grammar, checklists to help you assess how you are getting on before moving on to the next stage and with a chapter dedicated to how to write effectively for social media, Outstanding Business English has been praised by both native and non-native writers of English as an indispensable resource. "English is illogical, eccentric and complicated by baffling etiquette. This brilliant guide for non-native speakers decodes the world's lingua franca and makes essential reading if you form part of an international team." Ben Walker, editor DialogueReview.com
Author: Anna Osborn
Publisher: Collins Business Skills and Communication
To understand all the documents you come across at work you need to practise reading different kinds of text. This brand new self-study book is the ideal way for business people to refine their reading skills in English. It provides practice reading the kinds of texts that business people come into contact with at work every day, using authentic examples from real business situations. It is aimed particularly at executives who communicate in English frequently or work in foreign or multinational companies. The twenty 4-page units focus on a wide variety of texts, which are useful as a quick-reference guide or for more in depth study and practice: * Section 1: Emails * Section 2: Business documents such as agendas, CVs, job descriptions and annual reports * Section 3: Marketing and advertising, including company websites, brochures and social media such as Twitter * Section 4: Business media, for example reading newspaper reports, financial news and business blogs * Each unit contains practice activities and exercises; key vocabulary and phrases and grammar tips, with notes on American English variants * Includes helpful advice on different reading styles, such as reading for gist and reading for detail * Reference section with advice on how to improve your reading speed, and tips to help you choose the best reading method to find the information you need * Also focuses on useful skills not covered in traditional reading courses, such as 'reading between the lines' or understanding the true meaning behind the message * Includes an answer key, making it ideal for self-study * Powered by COBUILD - using the real language of business English Collins English for Business is an innovative series of self-study skills books which focus on the language you really need to do business in English - wherever you are in the world. Each title includes tips on how to communicate effectively and how to communicate inter-culturally. Other titles in this series are Speaking, Listening and Writing.
This comprehensive resource book contains an easy-to-use set of short activities essential for anyone teaching Business English. Reflecting real-life business activities such as emails, noisy telephone conversations, making excuses, negotiating, handling customer complaints and cultural awareness, Five-Minute Activities for Business English helps teachers mirror the pacey feel of the work environment. This book is also of interest to teachers of general English who are looking for stimulating skills-based activities in meaningful contexts and complements both tailored and coursebook-based materials. The four main areas covered are 'Business topics', 'Business communication skills', 'Language work' and 'Exploiting coursebooks'. These areas feature activities on various topics such as money, finance, meetings, negotiations, telephoning, management, marketing, etc.
Build key business relationships
Work on Your Accent
Author: Helen Ashton, Sarah Shepherd
Publisher: HarperCollins (UK)
Clearer pronunciation for better communication If your English accent is letting you down, this is the perfect book for you. You'll see and hear how to soften the influence of your mother tongue and speak clear English everyone will understand. Professional accent coaches Sarah and Helen show you how to pronounce each sound and when to use them. They will help you recognize why your native language makes you mispronounce certain sounds and which sounds you therefore need to focus on. Collins Work on your Accent features: Thirty-six units on the main consonant and vowel sounds in English "What am I doing wrong?" section looks at the mistakes you are most likely to be making based on your native language Advice on rhythm, stress and pitch Videos, illustrations and photos demonstrating the correct positions to produce accurate sounds A DVD-ROM with video and audio clips providing clear nativespeaker model pronunciation Extra practice sections concentrating on the most problematic sounds CEF level B1-C2 Suitable for self-study and classroom use.
English Grammar Today with CD-ROM
Author: Ronald Carter, Michael McCarthy, Geraldine Mark, Anne O'Keeffe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
A major grammar reference book of modern English, specially written for intermediate learners of English. English Grammar Today is an indispensable reference guide to contemporary English grammar and usage. With extensive corpus research at its core, it provides over 500 entries organised into an easy-to-use A-Z structure. Authentic examples of written and spoken English place the grammar in context and the clear explanations make it ideal for intermediate learners of English at CEF levels B1-B2, including those preparing for IELTS or Cambridge English exams such as Preliminary and First. The book comes with a free CD-ROM that provides the book content and nearly 200 additional entries, plus audio recordings of all the examples and dialogues.
Author: Deborah Capras
Build key business relationshipsCollins Small Talk gives you the confidence to start a conversation and transition into bigger conversation topics so that you are able to build relationships, develop business partnerships and be successful in business. Learn the language to: - Meet people for the first time- Greet people in subsequent meetings - Show and receive hospitality - Deal with remote communication - End a conversation The book includes information on best practice and key phrases for students to refer to and practise saying out loud using online audio. Online audio also includes good and bad examples of authentic recordings of small talk for learners to listen to and assess. Suitable for students whose level of English is Intermediate / CEF level B1 and higher. Small Talk is part of Collins' English for Business range of materials to help business people who need to use English frequently in their work. It is designed for people who are about to or already work for a foreign or multinational company, deal with overseas customers or travel for business. Other titles in the Collins English for Business range: Reading - Writing - Listening - Speaking - Key Business Skills- Business Grammar & Practice - Business Vocabulary in Practice - Effective International Business Communication