esl-book.com - Business English http://esl-book.com/?q=taxonomy/term/44/0 en Teaching Business English is slow to turn professional http://esl-book.com/?q=business-english-article <div id="main-article-info"> <p>Lack of qualifications and a recognised trade body trap practitioners in low-status and pay cycle</p> </div> <ul class="article-attributes b4"> <div id="article-wrapper"> <div id="article-body-blocks"> <p>The debate surrounding professionalisation of the ELT industry has recently been reignited on the business English teaching community's discussion forums. 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Weaker Business English students will find the format comfortable. 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This book argues no - nor should there be. The enclosed CD showcases a wide diversity of voices and accents tell stories in .... English? Or is it Englishes? Communication breaks down.<br /> Yet this book also documents how international English speakers can do work together in imperfect English!</p> http://esl-book.com/?q=world-englishes-implications-international-english-language-teaching-book-review#comments Business Communication Business English International English Mon, 09 Feb 2009 21:13:30 +0000 Mark 20 at http://esl-book.com Preparing for TOEIC? Words Matter http://esl-book.com/?q=toeic-english-test-preparation-600-words-matter <div class="field field-type-asin field-field-product-id"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="amazon-item amazon-item-book amazon-item-default"> <img src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51LpEcfAWzL._SL75_.jpg" alt="Image of 600 Essential Words for the TOEIC Test (Barron&amp;#039;s Essential Words for the Toeic Test)" title="600 Essential Words for the TOEIC Test (Barron&amp;#039;s Essential Words for the Toeic Test)" height="75" width="55" /><div><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Essential-Words-TOEIC-Barrons-Toeic/dp/0764175386%3FSubscriptionId%3D0CD9RCQYM0TBVH55NB82%26tag%3Dhowdoyouknow-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D0764175386" rel="nofollow">600 Essential Words for the TOEIC Test (Barron's Essential Words for the Toeic Test)</a></strong></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p>Do you just want to memorize the most important vocabulary words? 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The authors introduce each chapter with illuminating photographs to provoke discussion. The listening statements describing each picture also exposes students to a wider range of realistic descriptions. This segment stands out compared to the usual &quot;drill and kill&quot; TOEIC test preparation books.</p> <p><a href="http://esl-book.com/?q=target-score-toeic-test-preparation-book-audio-cd-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://esl-book.com/?q=target-score-toeic-test-preparation-book-audio-cd-review#comments Business English English Testing ESL Target Score Testing Preparation TOEIC Sat, 10 Jan 2009 20:25:51 +0000 Editor 12 at http://esl-book.com