Authentic Communication: What is Business English? What’s the Difference from General English?

Business English is polite. But when you’re writing an email, a report, or starting a meeting… it’s also simple and direct.

39 Power Words: What They Are and How to Use Them in Your Resume or Interview

Talk about your job experience more effectively by using power words on your resume (or CV) or during your interview. When English learners study business English, knowing just a few of these strong verbs makes you sound powerful as a job candidate.

How to Start Your Emails (aka, Stop Worrying About Your Email Intros)

For too many people, writing emails takes far too much time. Most of that time is spent re-reading your introduction and sign off, trying to decide if it is too formal, or informal, or boring, or not professional enough. Fortunately, I’m here to help you write your emails in much less time. Just like whenContinue reading “How to Start Your Emails (aka, Stop Worrying About Your Email Intros)”

You’re wrong. (Or: How to disagree without being rude.)

When people who think differently work together, we end up with better solutions – but this means you will eventually find yourself disagreeing with someone in the workplace. It might also mean you need to tell a coworker they forgot to do a task or need to try a different idea.     Before youContinue reading “You’re wrong. (Or: How to disagree without being rude.)”

7 Pop-Culture, Language, and Interview Podcasts for General English Listening Practice

If you’re looking to level-up your English language listening skills as an ESL student, try out these 7 podcasts.

Business English Idioms: Call It a Day (And other ways to tell coworkers you’re going home.)

Idioms can be intimidating. If an idiom has been extremely common for years, will it be old fashioned by the time you feel comfortable to start using it? Luckily, Business English trends change slowly. This is one very popular Business English idiom that isn’t going away: Call it a Day. Meaning: To stop doing orContinue reading “Business English Idioms: Call It a Day (And other ways to tell coworkers you’re going home.)”