BBE is all about improving your confidence, vocabulary, grammar and fluency in Business English. You’ll find tips, strategies, and tools to grow your English skills, as well as vocabulary episodes aimed at giving you new, advanced, professional vocabulary around a specific theme. We explore how you can express yourself better and build better professional relationships with your colleagues, customers, and clients. If you’re interested in working with me in one-on-one, personal Business English coaching sessions then go to www.breakoutbusinessenglish.com/start and let’s get to work!
STARTING A JOB at an English speaking company - Tips and Vocabulary
Starting a job at an English speaking company can be a challenge. So much new information, meeting new people, and lots of conversations. Although listening is important, knowing what to say when you speak is important too. So for people who speak English as a 2nd language, today we're going to discuss some tips and vocabulary that we can use to make starting work at an English speaking employer as easy, simple, and stress free as possible. We'll hear some idioms, phrasal verbs, and more formal ways to express your ideas, to ask questions, to clarify information, and to introduce yourself. At the end we'll have a vocabulary quiz to see if you can remember what you learned, and a speaking challenge to get you talking!Support the show
28/02/2024 • 25 minutes 23 seconds
How to GIVE FEEDBACK to your colleagues at work - Business English lesson
Let's talk today about how to give feedback at work, especially if you use English as a second language in the workplace and are not a native English speaker. Giving feedback to your colleagues, your staff, and your managers, is an essential part of a great team. However, so few people actually do it! We often think of feedback as a scary thing that is reserved for end of year performance reviews and appraisals. However, the best teams in the world make both negative and positive feedback a key part of their company culture.Today we’re going to hear some tips and ideas for how to give feedback to your colleagues. We’ll hear some great natural and native sounding vocabulary that we can use to do this, and then we’ll finish off with some challenges for you. Including a speaking challenge and a vocabulary quiz to see what you’ve remembered from today’s podcast. As always, if you find this podcast useful and helpful please feel free to leave a review on A
20/01/2024 • 27 minutes 10 seconds
Ep 9. How to disagree at work in English - Business English lesson
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27/07/2023 • 29 minutes 45 seconds
Ep8. How to ask for help and support at work in English - Business English lesson
It can be difficult to ask for help or support at work in English, especially if English is your second language. However, we all need advice and assistance sometimes, so let's practice speaking about this difficult topic. In this Business English class and lesson we'll look at how to ask your colleagues and your managers for help, how to thank people for their help, and how to decide who is the best person to ask for help. We'll hear some natural and native vocabulary that you can use in these situations, including some phrasal verbs and idioms, and we'll finish off with a quiz and a challenge to get you speaking.The international English speakers I coach and tutor every day tell me that it can be difficult to ask for help at work. If you're new to a job, role, or position, then you might need more help than someone who is a little more experienced. Learning about and understanding the best ways to talk to your colleagues about things that you fi
01/07/2023 • 26 minutes 25 seconds
Ep 7. Teamwork and how to work better with your colleagues! - Collaboration tips - Business English class.
Teamwork and collaboration are two of the most important topics in Business English. Today let's listen to some vocabulary, grammar, phrases, idioms and ideas for speaking about this in English. As an international professional you are always collaborating with colleagues from around the world, working together to complete projects and deliver great work. Learning and understanding how we can work together better, build better teams, and have better relationships with our team mates is key to being the best professional possible. If you're listening on Apple podcasts please don't forget to leave a review, it really helps me out! For non-native English speakers, and people who speak English as a 2nd language, (second language speakers), working in teams can be challenging. Listening to what your colleagues have to say, and also expressing your own ideas, making as few mistakes as possible, and creating great sentences can be a challenge that many people find
01/06/2023 • 29 minutes 35 seconds
Ep 6. Speaking in meetings. How to become more confident!
Today's topic is, how to be more confident when speaking in meetings.Some of you might know this already but my full time job is working with non native English speakers one to one on video calls to improve their’s confidence and ability when using English at work. And the number one thing that people tell me they need to improve is their confidence in meetings. How can I become more confident in meetings, how can I express my ideas better, how can I make my meetings easier. This is what we’re going to discuss today. For non-native English speakers, speaking in meetings can be a challenging and daunting task. Whether you’re presenting in front of a large group or just participating in a small discussion, it can be difficult to feel confident in your ability to express yourself. However, with a few simple tips, you can start speaking more confidently in meetings sooner rather than later.At the same time, we’re going to look at some useful vocabulary
23/03/2023 • 25 minutes 27 seconds
Ep. 5 - Job interview vocabulary
Today we're talking about job interviews. We’re going to look at some vocabulary that you can use to improve how you perform in your next job interview. Or, if you’re writing a CV, cover letter, or a resume, these are words and phrases that you should think about including. Whether you're a student, a graduate, or someone with a lot of experience, job interviews can be scary. Especially if you're not a native English speaker. Hopefully today we can make them a little easier for you! I work with people from all over the world to improve how handle job interviews and hopefully you will find some of that in today's podcast.If you want to work with me as your personal English coach to improve your English then feel free to contact me at www.breakoutbusinessenglish.com/contact
04/11/2022 • 25 minutes 15 seconds
Ep 4. How to talk about planning at work.
Whether you work for a small company, a large company, you're a student, or you're looking for your next job, planning is an essential part of our work days. Today we're going to look at some important vocabulary that we can use to communicate our ideas when planning out our days. We've got a bunch of vocabulary here, including two phrasal verbs and an idiom. Don't forget that I'm a full time English coach and tutor right here on iTalki so if you're interested in working together to improve the way that you communicate at work then please feel free to send me a message!
24/07/2022 • 22 minutes 7 seconds
Ep 3. Practice speaking when you're alone (How to)
Speaking practice is one of the most important parts of improving your English, but can also be one of the most difficult things to figure out how to do! Don't worry, I've got you covered! In episode 3 I go for a deep dive into how to practice speaking when you're alone. How to make it effective and how to make the habit stick!
05/06/2022 • 19 minutes 28 seconds
Ep 2 - Business English vocabulary for presentations
So when I was deciding which topic to focus on for our second episode I really only needed to look at what the people I work with are actually asking for. One of the most common topics that I discuss with people is presentations. Presentations can be great opportunities to use those English skills that you work so hard on, but they also have their own stresses and challenges. Today we’re going to look at some vocabulary that you might hear when watching a presentation and some that you might want to use when giving your own. At the end we also have our 'big discussion question' to help you with your speaking practice. You can find the vocabulary from this podcast in the vocabulary sets on my profile. I hope you enjoy today's podcast and I look forward to meeting you on a call very soon!BOOK A CALL WITH ME: www.italki.com/teacher/8060216
13/03/2022 • 19 minutes 5 seconds
Ep 1 - Vocabulary for talking about meetings
Meetings can be intimidating for a lot of people, even to native speakers! Especially if you’re meeting with people who you don’t know very well, if at all. Today we’re going to look at a few pieces of vocabulary that you might hear in meetings and that you might be able to use yourself. At the end we also have our 'big discussion question'. I hope you enjoy today's podcast and I look forward to meeting you on a call very soon!Vocabulary bank for this episode:collaborateholdminutesconfidentialaddressconsensusthe elephant in the roomto pencil into follow upRemember, I'm an online business English coach and tutor! If you would like to book a call with me then you can do that at www.breakoutbusinessenglish.com