PICTURE yourself doing business with someone who doesn’t speak your language. The chances are you’ll need more than “holiday level” conversation to get by. That’s why Talk Business was developed. It teaches you basic business vocabulary so that you can concentrate on the important stuff and not waste time searching for the right words.
Talk Business is aimed at people who already have some experience of the language. You must feel confident enough to start up a conversation and keep it going.
The specialist phrases in Talk Business are clearly spoken at a speed that you can easily keep up with and copy.
What will I learn?
Talk Business gives you essential vocabulary for the workplace. It covers basics such as “what is your website address?” and “my computer crashed and I lost all my files” as well as more advanced discussion of exchange rates, product guarantees and marketing budgets.
Topics covered are: - Trading, buying and selling - Marketing, advertising and PR - IT, Internet, e-commerce and communications - Banking, finance, stock exchange and accounting - Business meetings - Business travel - Careers - Negotiations - On the phone - General business vocabulary
How does it work?
Watch and learn! See and hear how to speak your chosen language by watching video footage of native speakers.
Build confidence on a computer. Before testing your new speaking skills in the real world, record yourself, then play back to compare your pronunciation with a native speaker. (Note that we don’t use electronic voice analysis: the human ear is usually more accurate.)
Play interactive games. The comprehension quiz prompts you to react to real life situations, while a challenging recording quiz tests your knowledge and pronunciation.
You earn points for every game you play. High scorers can go on to win bronze, silver and gold awards, which you can print out as a record of achievement.
You can learn on the move. Carry on learning in the airport lounge or on the ferry. Just print out the phrasebook sheets included in the program and take them with you.