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!
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This lesson, which is based on an article from Business Spotlight, focuses on the well-known comic figure, Superman, and the creators’ daring decision to kill him off to improve sales. Students can study a text about Superman, discuss comic books, superpowers and related merchandise, and give a presentation.
This month it's all about sales.
In this lesson by Rosemary Richey, students practise language related to describing products and services in a sales context. Exercises include: completing information from an IT website, asking and answering questions, and writing a service profile.
Students practise and expand vocabulary and phrases associated with basic sales contact and promotion strategy
This lesson, which is based on an article from Business Spotlight, is about how to brand and sell yourself at work. Teacher’s notes include advice on setting homework tasks. Student activities include exercises on key words, expressions and question word order.
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.