"Business English means different things to different people. For some, it focuses on vocabulary and topics used in the worlds of business, trade, finance, and international relations. For others it refers to the communication skills used in the workplace, and focuses on the language and skills needed for typical business communication such as presentations, negotiations, meetings, small talk, socializing, correspondence, and report writing." [Source: Wikipedia]
I've spent most of my career teaching in a French business school, so I'm very familiar with this area of English. Over the years I've built up a long list of Business English resources, and created many myself. The following are some of the those I've found to be the most useful.
BEhereBEthere — A fun and free e-learning website for Business English.
Blair English — 30-minute free online Business English exercises/lessons.
Business English Conversation Course — 200 short conversations with transcripts and quizzes.
Business English Pod — Provides free weekly MP3 podcast ESL lessons and audio/ebook courses for intermediate and advanced Business English learners. Read my review here.
BusinessEnglishSite.com — A collection of grammar and vocabulary exercises for ESL students.
English at Work — This archived BBC audio series features 63 episodes with PDF transcripts.
English at Work — Intermediate-level animated BBC series that focuses on English communication in the office.
Essential Business English — One of four courses on the free SmartEnglish by EM Normandie app. Created by yours truly (that's me!).
50 Business English Crossword Puzzles — All my own work! Download sample pages here.
LearnEnglish - Business & Work (British Council) — Podcasts and articles on a range of business and professional topics, all accompanied by language practice activities.
Newsmart — Learn business English with lessons based on articles from The Wall Street Journal.
Postscript Business English Magazine —Linguarama's self-study magazine for learners of English. Each issue has a theme, for example Sales, Personnel or Banking. There are exercises on reading, writing, grammar, pronunciation, style, vocabulary and usage. Excellent!
Serendipity Business English Course — Features 20 units and is downloadable as a PDF. Highly recommended.
Talking Business — This BBC course gives you useful language and phrases to improve your spoken communication skills in different business situations.
The Business of English — 15-part series for intermediate to advanced English language learners, looking at the language used in everyday business situations such as meetings, presentations and negotiations.
Video Vocab — YouTube channel with business English lessons by Business English Pod.
FluentU Business English Blog
Learn Hot English Blog — Free Business English lessons
The English Blog — 684 posts categorized "Business English" from my blog.