Real-world language for business skills

Business Partner is an eight-level business English course that teaches real-world language and business skills. With this course, students will learn through authentic up-to-date business content, innovative video-based communication training and effective language and skills development. Business Partner offers a flexible, modular approach to personalise what students learn.

  • Authentic videos with expert commentary on key business

    Business Partner’s engaging video clips introduce key business topics such as brands and marketing, problems and solutions, logistics, working abroad and entrepreneurship, exposing students to authentic English and real business issues.
  • Innovative video-based communication skills training
    Through video-based communication skills training lessons, Business Partner develops awareness of different communication styles and how to deal with various situations, including supporting teamwork, listening actively, collaborating, solving problems and influencing.
  • Practical training in functional business skills
    Business skills lessons offer practical training in using functional business skills such as presentations, negotiations, building relationships, and small talk.
  • Financial Times content on a wide variety of topics
    Authentic Financial Times articles build on the topics discussed in the video and offer additional insights into the business world.

Bob Dignen
Iwonna Dubicka
Evan Frendo
Mike Hogan
Lewis Lansford
Margaret O’Keeff e
Marjorie Rosenberg
Ros Wright

8 levels
CEFR: A1 - C1

Levels B1 & B2
available in
summer 2018

Business Partner Workbook

Real life business content

  • Authentic video content introduces unit topics, exposing students to real English and the sorts of issues they may encounter in their careers. 
  • Financial Times articles provide reading practice to build on the topics discussed in the videos, further exposing students to authentic English.
  • Students work on case studies that allow them to practise their business and communication skills in realistic professional contexts.