With hundreds of specialized resources dedicated to the world of work, onestopenglish has all you need to help you develop your students' business skills while keeping your classes engaging and thought-provoking.
In this section you'll find materials and lesson plans to get your students prepared for real work scenarios and introduce them to business-related language and grammar, as well as tips and ideas on a range of teaching techniques used in business English classes. And, if you need to keep your lessons topical, our Business Spotlight series provides the perfect solution: based on articles from Business Spotlight, it covers a range of stimulating professional topics, from honesty in job interviews to the challenges of self-employment – and we add a new one every month!
Latest from Business Spotlight
This lesson, which is based on an article from Business Spotlight, focuses on the American Dream and life in the USA. Students can study a text about the American Dream, discuss whether they would consider moving to the US, and complete fact files about the US and their own country.
This month it's all about problems and advice.
In this lesson by Rosemary Richey, students practise describing a colleague’s difficult behaviour and making suggestions on how to deal with it. Exercises include: listing positive and negative adjectives, writing action points and a role-play dealing with problems at work.
Mandeep Locham’s winning lesson is a modern, interactive method of practising the imperative and common phrasal verbs used in business.
In this lesson, which is based on two articles from Business Spotlight magazine, a former recruitment director and a director of a top employment website offer differing views on whether candidates should lie in job interviews. Teacher's notes cover strategies for staging complicated tasks. Student activities include summarizing the text and writing and answering comprehension questions.
Inside Business English
Practical materials from our expert authors, covering essential business skills such as emailing, telephoning, meetings and presentations.
A series of self-contained lesson plans by Karen Richardson that you can use in a business English class with pre-service or in-service students, in one-to-one teaching situations or to focus on a particular topic, business skill or area of business-related language.
In this 20-part series, Adrian Doff provides a comprehensive set of worksheets covering functional language in business, along with business-related grammar practice and language development.
Advice for teachers on a range of teaching techniques used in business English (needs analysis, one-to-one teaching, using simulations, etc.). Includes lesson plans and worksheets.
A series of step-by-step lesson plans by Rosemary Richey designed for elementary-level students of Business English.
Looking for ’serious games’ to inject some fun into your business-English classes? We have worked with Winning Moves, creators of the world-famous Top Trumps card game, to develop an original set of Business Top Trumps cards, written by Karen Richardson especially for Business English students! Meet the employees of our fictional company, compare your cards with those of your colleagues – and win!
In this series, published in conjunction with the Learning English section of the Guardian Weekly, Mark Powell, author of In Company, presents a snapshot of everyday business language.
There is a wealth of material on onestopenglish for teaching Business English. A lot of it is obvious as you’ll find it here, within the Business section of the site. However, there are many other great resources elsewhere on the site which are suitable and relevant for use in your Business English classes. In this article, Adrian Tennant takes a look at some of the other materials available and suggests how they can be integrated into your teaching.