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Effective Business English Communication

Posted on in Improve English speaking, Learn English Advice, Real English practice

Effective Business English Communication

Business English Communication is a very big field and can be looked at from many angles. The main thing to bear in mind is that the aim is not necessarily or not only to be really fluent or to use beautiful and complex English words and grammar structures. That would be very good, but is not always necessary and could be a bad thing sometimes, for instance when your business partner doesn’t speak fluent English. The reason for learning Business English is so that you can communicate accurately and you can talk in English with people of different English language abilities. This means that you should be able to say what you want to say and be confident that both sides have understood clearly what needs to be done. This could be difficult even for English native speakers, and usually when there is a serious matter to be discussed, people tend to speak very plainly, using structures and verbs which cannot be misunderstood easily. Also, with globalisation, international trade and foreign clients, it really makes sense to speak English in a simple, accurate and clear way.
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Free GEW Event – Learning English for Business

Posted on in English language tips, Learn English Advice, Link School of English, London for free

Get Confidence in Business Communication!

Learning English for Business

Link School of English in London will be hosting a free event for non-native speakers of English planning to start or growing a business. This event has been featured in top ten events of Global Entrepreneurship Week UK 2013.

Communication is the heart of any business. Successful communication starts with good language skills. Is your English good enough to represent the business well, connect with business partners, promote your product, manage employees, to network, research the market, check industry regulations, gain information to take good decisions?

The way you express yourself matters. It influences how you show up and how others judge you. Did it happen to you that your other skills were underestimated because of your English language skills? Insufficient language skills may limit your career progress, promotion opportunities, confidence in starting own business, confidence in talking to clients, work colleagues, networking etc.
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Learn English: connect to or with

Posted on in Common mistakes in English, English language tips, Improve English grammar, Learn English Advice

What is correct: connect to or with?



Actually both may be correct depending on the context. Each of them collocates with different words.


‘Connected to’ usually means a physical connection. E.g. ‘Your computer is connected to a printer’.

‘Connected with’ someone or something means a relationship. E.g. ‘He is still connected with his school colleagues’, ‘symptoms connected with kidney stones’.

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