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Communicating in Business English - my favourite textbook

Oct 24, 2019

Please allow me to share with you Communicating in Business English, by Bob Dignen.I have tried quite a few textbooks and English resources with my students, but this is the one we have found to be the most productive and enjoyable, it is very clear and easy to understand, while also providing a suitable challengefor students of all levels.
About half of my regular students like to use this textbook, for those students I ask them to read and answer four pages between each lesson, then during our meeting we will have a look at those pages, checking our answers and discussing any interesting or challenging points we have highlighted.
This textbook is available on Amazon now.

With all my students I also set extra homework to write about something that they have been doing in the week since we last spoke, or about any topic they are interested in. This gives you the opportunity to practice your writing, and then when we have our next lesson you can read what you have written aloud, giving you the chance to practice speaking. After you have finished reading we can talk about pronunciation and flow, before having a look at the writing itself and discussing any editions we can make to grammar or vocabulary.
This is entirely optional, but I strongly recommend it as it has proven to be a hugely successful exercise which we often have a lot of fun with, you can write as much or as little as you would like!
You can also use any material that you have written for work, some of my students like me to have a look at their presentations or emails before they finish them.
If you are interested in improving your English in a professional setting, please have a look at my lessons and consider ordering Communicating in Business English today.
If you would like to speak to me before ordering the book, please feel free to book my Consultation lesson, or just send me a message or email any time, I would be happy to hear from you!
There is a new edition, available now!
Thank you for your time and effort, and I hope to hear from you soon.
Happy studies!
Lewis B

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