PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS ENGLISH
Add the following links to your browser’s favourites (Firefox, Internet Explorer etc ). These sites are for anyone who wants to improve their business English, or for people who want to improve their language skills in the context of a specific profession, for example: legal English.
- Professional Business English: The British Council
- Cambridge Professional English Support
- The Conversation:If you are an advanced learner, then this website is a must. The topics are inspirational, and it´s easy to improve your vocabulary and review grammatical structures and phrases in context.
Inglés Málaga offers business English courses and workshops to help you achieve your professional goals.
Despite the fact that I´m usually pretty active, nothing gives me greater pleasure than bumming around, especially when it´s boiling hot outdoors.
The ability to understand how a language is constructed definitely has it´s merits. However, from my point of view, this only tells me that you can follow some rules and join a lot of dots together; seriously, how dull is that?!
What´s the point of using a colour by numbers book when you could allow your imagination to take you on journey without rules and without limitations.
OK, having said all that – here you go:
According to a well-respected international business magazine, the most important abilities that employers want from their employees are transferable skills. For example, employers want people who:
- Can work in a team structure
- Can make decisions and solve problems with little supervision
- Can communicate verbally with people inside and outside an organisation
- Can plan, organise and prioritise work independently
- Can obtain and process information
- Can analyse quantitative data
- Can use computer software programmes
- Can create and/or edit written reports
- Can sell and influence others
- Can think for themselves
- Can adapt to new ideas, systems and processes
So, what do you think? Do you agree with the opinions of this magazine? And, as importantly, do you have any of the above abilities?
Experientially speaking, I can’t work in a team structure, I’m brilliant at making decisions but they aren’t always the right ones, I’m hooked on planning and organising, but I couldn’t sell an igloo to an Inuit. So, in a nutshell, it’s a good job I’m self-employed.
The passive voice is often used by politicians because:
- They don´t know what they are talking about?
- They are making things up?
- They don´t want to take responsibility for the words they use?