business calls in English

Business Calls in English: 8 Tips for Mastering the Art of Telephoning in English with a Business purpose

Business calls in English can run the gamut from routine to very serious from friendly to hostile.  How you handle a business call will obviously depend on who, what, where, when and why you are communicating with the other person or persons. Under normal circumstances, when people make business calls in English (or any other … Continue reading Business Calls in English: 8 Tips for Mastering the Art of Telephoning in English with a Business purpose

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English Punctuation Marks: Vocabulary for English language learners

ENGLISH PUNCTUATION MARKS English is loaded with punctuation. But, of course, so are other languages. Whether you are interested in Legal English or Business English, Academic English or General English (or English for children!) you might be interested to know the English terms for common English punctuation marks. This compendium, by the way, is just … Continue reading English Punctuation Marks: Vocabulary for English language learners

ENGLISH RESUME

How to write an English resume: 10 Tips for crafting the Perfect English CV

On Writing an English Resume There are tons of reasons why having an English resume is a smart idea these days, not the least of which is globalization. Need I say more? As part of your Legal English or Business English education, you may be thinking that in addition to your CV you want to create … Continue reading How to write an English resume: 10 Tips for crafting the Perfect English CV

writing effective business emails

The ABCs of Writing Effective Business Emails in English

WRITING EFFECTIVE BUSINESS EMAILS IN ENGLISH Writing effective business emails in English is an art. Emails are probably the most common way that business people communicate today.  Gone are the days when managers, managing attorneys, and executives spent significant chunks of time dictating letters to their secretaries. Many just send a quick text or email instead. … Continue reading The ABCs of Writing Effective Business Emails in English

10 things not to say when you are socializing with American colleagues and business partners

On Socializing with American Colleagues So you are taking an intensive English course in order to prepare for an important business meeting in America with your American colleagues who you have never met even though you have been colleagues for years. You are excited and nervous at the same time. But you think you are … Continue reading 10 things not to say when you are socializing with American colleagues and business partners

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10 English Modal Verbs to Improve Your English Communication Skills

English Modal verbs are basically helping verbs or auxiliary verbs. English Modal verbs are needed not only in standard English but also in Legal English such as with Contracts, Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration scenarios to express duties, obligations, expectations, ability, permission and intention. The importance of modal verbs in the English language cannot be over-stated. … Continue reading 10 English Modal Verbs to Improve Your English Communication Skills

MAKE OR DO

MAKE OR DO? WHY Do some ENGLISH LEARNERS HAVE TROUBLE CHOOSING BETWEEN THE VERBS “TO MAKE” OR “TO DO”

MAKE OR DO?   Make or do: Different English learners from different geographic and linguistic regions have particular trouble with these two verbs.  French people, for example, seem to have trouble deciding when to use “make” and when to use “do” in their English communication. At first blush, this can be incomprehensible for an English mother tongue … Continue reading MAKE OR DO? WHY Do some ENGLISH LEARNERS HAVE TROUBLE CHOOSING BETWEEN THE VERBS “TO MAKE” OR “TO DO”

ENGLISH VOCABULARY FOR INTERNET USERS

ENGLISH VOCABULARY FOR INTERNET USERS

ENGLISH VOCABULARY FOR INTERNET USERS ENGLISH VOCABULARY FOR INTERNET USERS is definitely a specialized vocabulary. It is necessary  to learn it because the Internet speaks English and knowing the English vocabulary specific to the Internet is the first step to being a successful business person today. Globalization is here to stay and one of the great … Continue reading ENGLISH VOCABULARY FOR INTERNET USERS

For, Since, During, While: What is the Difference Between These English Puppies? + QUIZ

Use “For” when: You are talking about a duration of time that is non-specific. For example: “I lived there for five years.” In this sentence, the speaker does not specify which five years he or she is talking about. Is it from 2001 – 2006? Is it five years during his or her teens? Was … Continue reading For, Since, During, While: What is the Difference Between These English Puppies? + QUIZ

Business Lunch English: All the Common Phrases for Invitation, Small Talk, Starting Conversations, Ending the Lunch

Let’s talk Business Lunch English Business Lunch English is the type of English you speak at a business lunch. Obvious, right? So, imagine you have a power business lunch scheduled with a business colleague, business partner or potential business partner.  Whether you are the host or the guest, if your first language is not English … Continue reading Business Lunch English: All the Common Phrases for Invitation, Small Talk, Starting Conversations, Ending the Lunch