Why is it so important to learn English for use in business?

English has been firmly established as the universal language of business. Initially, this may have been due in part to the dominance of English as the language of computers and of the Internet. A common business language makes doing business on an international scale seamless. And, given the number of languages from various countries doing business, communication without a common language would be a challenge.

For interesting statistics on English-speaking countries view the chart at

Top Ten English-Speaking Countries.

Why choose Essential Business English for corporate training?

First, Essential Business English (EBE) has a unique and proven method of teaching (see EBE method) that will allow for immediate improvement in English language writing proficiency. The methodology is based on nine years of teaching Business English to adults in a college environment. Second, the training is in seminar format with direct instruction and interaction. Third, the instructor is a Business English teaching specialist .

Why not use one of the many affordable Internet-based training programs available?

These programs are not necessarily put together by qualified, certified teachers with college-level teaching credentials. Also, these programs may not be as affordable as they appear, considering what you are getting for your money. Often these so-called educational institutions are really in the business of selling software and Internet-based programs. There is no substitute for an experienced professional instructor in front of a seminar group conducting a thoroughly customized learning program that meets the immediate needs of the group. With direct instruction, the opportunity for one-on-one assistance is ever-present, and there is immediate feedback for practice exercises.

Do employees have to lose valuable work time to participate in a training seminar?

Typically these seminars are considered professional development, and thus time away from work to partake in this training is viewed as time well spent. However, seminars can be arranged outside of work hours or segmented within the work day to minimize work interruption.

Is the Essential Business English program expensive?

This is a value-for-money program and very affordable. The client gets direct instruction from an experienced, academically qualified instructor. The cost of the program will vary according to the size of the seminar group, the frequency of instruction, and the type of program given. In addition, each participant receives a complimentary copy of The Essential Handbook For Business Writing and The Business Writing Skills Book.

Does the EBE program include TESL teaching?

No. Although the Essential Business English training is designed for both native and nonnative speakers of English, trainees must have a solid working level of English proficiency.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is their a discount for a bulk purchase of The Essential Handbook For Business Writing?

Yes. Any purchase of over 30 copies will receive a discount of 20% per unit.

What is the price of The Essential Handbook For Business Writing?

$25.00 is the purchase price of the handbook. Shipping and taxes are extra.

Is customization of The Essential Handbook For Business Writing an option with a bulk purchase?

The Handbook can be customized many ways. For example, the covers can be customized to include a corporate logo and corporate colours. The inside covers are available for corporate messages or promotions.  In essence, full ownership of The Handbook by a company can be arranged, including content changes.

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