Get serious about improving your business English. This two-part course helps you learn commonly used words and phrases that you need to succeed in English at work. In each lesson, you’ll learn common and useful vocabulary for everyday situations found in an office.
The course includes two sets of five detailed lessons (10 lessons total in the two-part course) that describe each part of a typical workday. Learn vocabulary related to arriving at work, checking mail and email, attending office meetings, going to business lunches, handling computer problems, scheduling a meeting, meeting with your boss, and socializing with coworkers.
After listening to Using English at Work, you will be better able to speak and write business English. Get it right with this complete course in daily English for businesspeople like you!
Course Length (Part 2) -- 2.25 hours (1.75 hours video + text)
(Note: Be sure to get Part 1 before starting on Part 2)
Lesson 1 – Having Computer Problems
Almost no one works without a computer anymore, and almost everyone has computer problems! Learn the most common ones and how to describe them in this lesson. Included in this lesson:
Lesson 2 – Scheduling a Meeting
If you're not in a meeting every day, you're probably planning one. Learn how to talk about scheduling a meeting with a co-worker, customer, or client in this lesson. Included in this lesson:
Lesson 3 – Meeting with the Boss
Will your boss say good things to you at your next one-to-one meeting or bad things? Find out how to tell the difference in English in this lesson. Included in this lesson:
Lesson 4 – Leaving Work
It's quitting time! But don't relax until you've learned some commons phrases and terms for getting ready to leave your desk and go back home. Included in this lesson:
Lesson 5 – Socializing with Coworkers
Okay, so you're not going home right away. You want to go out and enjoy life with your fellow employees. This lesson takes you to your local bar or restaurant for some after-work drinks. Included in this lesson:
Be sure to get Part 1 of this course as well!
All our courses are created by Dr. Jeff McQuillan and Dr. Lucy Tse, two former university professors with Ph.D.s in applied linguistics and education.