Free Business English Lesson – 15 Misused Words in the Workplace

January 18, 2017
18 January 2017,
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Are you someone who has to communicate a lot via email at work? Or someone who creates a lot of PowerPoint slides? If you are in the world of business, or even academia, chances are you have to present your ideas and/or share knowledge via email and PowerPoint. That is just how modern society works 🙂 Under this free Business […]


17 Canadian Slang words that Confuse even Advanced English Speakers

January 14, 2017
14 January 2017,
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If you’re like many people, you think Canadians are just like Americans, but colder and further north (and possibly housed in igloos). For the most part, Canadian Slang is about the same as American or British Slang, so you’ll have little trouble understanding folks if you head up to Toronto or Vancouver. (Newfoundland might be another story.) But there are a […]


7 Steps to Writing Perfect Business Emails

January 6, 2017
6 January 2017,
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Our Advanced Business English Course teaches students to communicate in English naturally without memorization. We mainly focus on Spoken English but today we want to focus on something different – Writing business emails. Crafting the perfect business email is both an art and the science. You have to use the right tone. That said, most emails sent to a business acquaintance, […]


15 Prepositions that Confuse even Advanced English Language Learners

November 12, 2016
12 November 2016,
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Prepositions connect nouns or pronouns to the rest of a sentence. As they serve a particular purpose, it is important to use them correctly or the meaning of your sentence can be altered. For example, “I went to the dentist” is different from “I went by the dentist.” The first implies that you had your teeth cleaned, the second that […]


25 Sports Idioms that are Commonly used in the American Workplace

October 31, 2016
31 October 2016,
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As a new English speaker, you may often hear idioms, or short phrases, that have a meaning other than their literal one. Many of these idioms are borrowed from sports, and are frequently used in the American workplace these days. It can be confusing to sit in a meeting with colleagues or your boss and hear sports idioms that seem […]