Business Conversation

English for Business Communications is a short course for learners who need to improve their communicative ability.


Think about the way you speak in your native language. How you talk to your co-workers or fellow students is different from how you talk to your friends or family. You speak differently when you’re in a professional environment and when you’re at a party. Everything from the location, social status and even age can change the way the conversation sounds. The same is true in English. There are many different ways of casual speaking. Some groups include:

  • Slang:
    Slang is the extremely informal “street speak.” Different age groups and locations use different slang, so if you’re interested in learning some slang it’s important to choose a location and stick to your age group. After all, it wouldn’t make much sense to use American teenager slang as a middle-aged person living in Britain, would it?
  • Casual:
    A casual conversation is a relaxed conversation. In casual speech, the grammar doesn’t matter as much as in a more formal setting. The conversation usually flows from one topic to another naturally. You would speak casually to your friends and family, for example.
  • Work-casual:
    Work-casual conversations are the kind you would have with a co-worker during a coffee break. The setting is still a work environment, but the conversations can be more comfortable than if you were speaking to your boss. This kind of speech is somewhere between formal and casual.
  • You can start learning conversational English at any skill level. All you have to do is learn conversational speech along with your regular English. It’s not as much work as it sounds! For every phrase and vocabulary you learn, try to learn how to say the same thing in a real conversation.

    You’ll get a chance to try your new skills, and get real experience using them. You might also make some mistakes, and that’s okay too! Be confident and give yourself a chance. Speaking with a native English speaker is an experience that just can’t be replaced.

    8 Powerful Ways to Learn Conversational English
  • Build confidence with typed conversations online
  • Learn with a language exchange partner
  • Start at the end, with real conversation
  • Write a script
  • Study topics you’re interested in
  • Use slang dictionaries
  • Learn vocabulary based on need
  • Learn to fake it
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