Business English Vocabulary

General Business Vocabulary in English

General usage of Business English on a day-to-day basis is the best way for anyone to learn any vocabulary. Relevance and need create motivation.

Students of Business English should try to study the vocabulary that is most directly tied to their area of work, be it accounting, finance, international trade – or even hospitality. For actually USING language though, you should learn to put your vocabulary into the functions in the Lessons and Activities section of this website. Functions are the best way to learn to use your new language skills. Functions give purpose to the language.

Teachers of Business English need to focus clearly on the needs of their students and work with them in their specialties in terms of vocabulary. This can be a problem for many teachers if they have had no experience in the business world or in their students’ specialty area. Not to worry – that’s what this website is for – and the lessons in the functions section of the website {Lessons and Activities section} – to add relevance and motivation to your lessons.

This website was written and developed by an experienced EFL teacher with an MBA, a Masters Degree in Education and some good experience in business as well as 20+ years experience in the international EFL classroom with students working in international business, accounting, hospitality, tourism and yes, even a manufacturer of squid chips and vegetable oils!

General Business English will be found in the FUNCTIONS and SKILLS area of this website where students are taught how to use English to accomplish specific goals or to satisfy certain needs or wants.

Business English Vocabulary Specialty Areas

Get a grasp on the vocabulary and then work on using it in the functions section – with the lessons and activities presented on the website.

Business English and the sub-specialties of Business English are often known as ESP – or English for Special [or Specific] Purposes – or Business ESP.

Business English Vocabulary