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Specs, specs, and specs! It's quite common for international business negotiators to use lots of numerical details. Each of these details must be precisely communicated for both sides of the negotiation to make a good working deal. It makes sense that a business English class should have at least one such activity of working with lots of technical numbers. "The Tractor Deal" certainly gives this kind of practice.
The Most Useful American Business Words: Here's a list that will come in handy for any student enrolled in an English as a Second Language (ESL) School.
"Increase & Decrease" pioneers ELT training in one very important aspect: its high emphasis on numbers English. By numbers English, we are not just referring about stating numbers correctly. Instead, we are talking about the words around the numbers: what are they, how they are used, what do they mean.
I recently overheard a conversation between a trainer and one of their participants, who was asking how the trainer had got into the role. I was a little shocked when the participant said, "It just surprises me a little as you're not particularly dynamic are you?" Putting aside that individual's perception of the trainer, the comment begged the question, "What makes a great trainer?"
We should start by asking what is English for finance? It is the learning of English specifically geared towards accounting, finance, auditing or whatever area of finance you need to learn. The next question could be how is learning English for finance different from learning general English or business English?
Our student is a little nervous about the course he’s about to start. English is all very well, and he can see why the boss has insisted he go to these lessons, but it’s so complicated. He’s heard it on the TV and even at the cinema, and there are words that are familiar to him: coca-cola, Microsoft, Tony Blair, Love, Yes, No and some swearing! But he’s heard that there’s a lot of irregularity in the language – it’s not as structured and formal a