Business English Vocabulary: Learn Essential Business Words
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Business English Vocabulary: Learn Essential Business Words

Improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening in English and improve your business communication skills
4.2 (232 ratings)
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2,830 students enrolled
Last updated 4/2019
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This course includes
  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 49 downloadable resources
  • Access on mobile
  • Certificate of Completion
What you'll learn
  • Understand the meaning of, and how to use, 150 words related to Business English
  • Speak English more naturally, using a variety of words and structures

  • Understand a wider range of business letters, emails, reports, presentations and discussions in English

  • Improve your English Writing skills by using a wider variety of Business English
Requirements
  • A desire to improve your English
  • At least a pre-intermediate level of English
Description

This online Business English course will help you to understand and use over 150 words essential for doing business in English.

This course is designed for people who use Business English and want to improve their ability to speak, write, read and listen in English.

This course uses my unique language learning technique, used by thousands of students worldwide. It shows you how the words are actually used and it gives you the opportunity to use these words using quizzes and practice activities

Each word is explained through a video presentation in which you will:

  • learn word meanings
  • hear how to clearly pronounce each word
  • see how each word is used through example sentences 
  • learn how to naturally use the words through common collocations (words that frequently go together)
  • discover the different forms and derivatives of each word
  • get to know synonyms of each word 

The course also comes with:

  • PDF of each video, to help you revise these words
  • a printable vocabulary record with activities - turn this into your own vocabulary booklet 
  • multiple choice quizzes to help you learn each word

Together, this information will help you develop a deep knowledge of each word

Master essential words for business, improve your Business English vocabulary and improve communication with your clients.

By the end of this course, your confidence using Business English will soar. You'll have a thorough understanding of some words essential in business, and be able to speak and listen, read and write with a lot more confidence.

About the instructor:

Charles Cornelius comes from England. He has has been teaching English all over the world for 20 years, most recently at the British Council where he taught Business English.

He has been teaching English online since 2008 and now has over 6,000 happy students on Udemy. He has a Masters degree in education and is a fully-qualified English language teacher.

He is the author of two bestselling books and runs websites for both English language teachers and English language students.

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Who this course is for:
  • English language learners who need to use English in a business context
  • English language learners at any level
Course content
Expand all 25 lectures 04:47:37
+ Topics
7 lectures 01:28:21

Learn some words related to engineering. After watching this video, and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • analogue
  • automate
  • hydraulic
  • hydroelectric
  • laser
  • prototype
  • optical


Preview 10:46
Engineering
7 questions

Learn some words related to companies. After watching this video, and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • enterprise
  • entrepreneur
  • found
  • franchise
  • merge
  • restructure
  • subsidiary

Preview 15:19
Companies
7 questions

Learn some words related to finance. After watching this video, trying out the quiz and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • audit
  • compensate
  • reimburse
  • revenue
  • turnover
  • creditor
  • debtor
Business Finance Part 1
11:47

Learn some more words related to business finance. After watching this video, doing the quiz and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • gross

  • net

  • liquidate

  • quarter

  • return

  • tariff

  • quota

Business Finance Part 2
13:36
Business Finance
7 questions

Learn some words related to economics. After watching this video, and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words: 

  • boom
  • slump
  • GDP
  • deficit
  • surplus
  • macroeconomic
  • microeconomic
Economics
12:25
Economics
7 questions

Learn some words related to the environment. After watching this video, and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • biodiversity
  • ecosystem
  • fossil fuel
  • landfill
  • refuse
  • unspoiled
  • green belt
Environment
12:24
Environment
7 questions

Learn some words related to government. After watching this video, and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • autonomy
  • constitution
  • coup
  • dictator
  • monarch
  • legislature
  • regime
Government
12:04
Government
7 questions
+ Business Law
2 lectures 20:12

Learn some words related to business law. After watching this video, and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • advocate
  • abide by
  • enforce
  • invoke
  • jurisdiction
  • litigate
  • prosecute
Law
09:50

Learn some words related to business law. After watching this video, trying out the quiz and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • clause
  • comply
  • exempt
  • ratify
  • sanction
  • uphold
  • violate
Law Part 2
10:22
Law
14 questions
+ Describing Trends
4 lectures 44:38

Learn some words for describing upward trends. After watching this video, and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • rise
  • increase
  • soar
  • leap
  • rocket
  • climb
  • peak
Upward Trends
12:44

Learn some words for describing downward trends. After watching this video, and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • fall
  • decrease
  • plunge
  • plummet
  • decline
  • drop
  • dip
Downward Trends
11:41

Learn some adjectives and adverbs for describing trends. After watching this video, and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • dramatic
  • steady
  • sharp
  • rapid
  • steep
  • modest
  • sudden
Adjectives and Adverbs for Describing Trends
10:31

Learn some more words for describing trends. After watching this video, and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words: 

  • fluctuate
  • remain steady
  • stabilize
  • stagnate
  • overall
  • upwards
  • downwards
More Trends Vocabulary
09:42
Trends
12 questions
+ Functional Language
7 lectures 01:28:04

Learn some words for describing cause and effect. After watching this video, and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • attribute
  • chain reaction
  • derive
  • initiate
  • interdependent
  • interrelate
  • repercussion
Cause and Effect
11:42
Cause and Effect
7 questions

Learn some words for comparing and contrasting. After watching this video, trying out the quiz and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words: 

  • complement
  • converse
  • differentiate
  • diverse
  • mirror
  • resemble
  • synonymous
Comparing and Contrasting
12:29
Comparing and Contrasting
7 questions

Learn some words related to describing changes. After watching this video, and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • acclimatize
  • merge
  • restore
  • amend
  • deviate
  • distort
  • divert
Describing Change Part 1
11:46

Learn some more words for describing changes. After watching this video, and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words: 

  • manipulate
  • refine
  • transition
  • enlarge
  • deteriorate
  • diminish
  • eradicate

Describing Change Part 2
12:45
Changes
14 questions

Learn some words for giving opinions. After watching this video, trying out the quiz and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • assertion
  • conjecture
  • contention
  • dogma
  • stance
  • sceptic
  • speculation
Expressing Opinions
12:17
Expressing Opinions
7 questions

Learn some words for describing time. After watching this video, and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words: 

  • consecutive
  • successive
  • penultimate
  • intermittent
  • periodic
  • concurrent
  • coincide

Time
11:56
Time
7 questions

Learn some words related to thought processes. After watching this video, and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • anticipate
  • appreciate
  • comprehend
  • conceive
  • envisage
  • infer
  • recall
Thought Processes
15:09
Thought Processes
7 questions
+ Describing Qualities
2 lectures 22:23

Learn some words for talking about positive qualities. After watching this video, trying out the quiz and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • compelling
  • constructive
  • credible
  • groundbreaking
  • integrity
  • optimum
  • rigorous
Describing Positive Qualities
10:44
Positive Qualities
7 questions

Learn some words for talking about negative qualities. After watching this video, trying out the quiz and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • abnormal
  • adverse
  • deficient
  • deprived
  • negligent
  • shortcoming
  • volatile
Describing Negative Qualities
11:39
Negative Qualities
7 questions
+ Business Literature
2 lectures 23:53

Learn some words related to research methods. After watching this video, trying out the quiz and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • collate
  • correlate
  • empirical
  • hypothesis
  • theory
  • qualitative
  • quantitative
Research Methods
13:48
Research Methods
7 questions

Learn some words related to texts. After watching this video, and using the downloadable resources, you will understand and be able to use the following words:

  • abstract
  • bibliography
  • commentary
  • footnote
  • paper
  • periodical
  • précis
Texts
10:05
Texts
7 questions
+ Word List
1 lecture 00:06

Download a complete list of the words in this course

Complete Word List
00:06