Business English

Discover our collection of video-based Business English lesson plans, tailored for professionals who need effective communication skills in the corporate world. These lessons cover a variety of vital topics, such as business trends, job satisfaction presentations, meetings, marketing, advertising, sales, corporate culture, negotiations, and more, offering practical language skills to excel in the business environment.

Business English video-based ESL lesson plans

christmas basket

Vocabulary: expressions related to employee appreciation (employee morale, job satisfacion, work-life balance, year-end bonus)
Speaking: giving and receiving gifts at work, company policies about receiving gifts, employee appreciation ideas
Video: Best employee holiday gifts for every budget


you are your own brand brand building concept

Vocabulary: personal branding (professional reputation, career advancement, networking, online presence)
Vocabulary: personal qualities (e.g. integrity, professionalism, humility, determination)
Writing: a mission statement


customer making return of parcel and worker in protective gloves

Vocabulary: returning a product, online shopping
Speaking: discussing reasons for returning products, holiday shopping, online shopping, return policies
Video: Returns day: How does it impact the environment?


three women chatting over coffee, engaging in small talk

Vocabulary: small talk, build rapport, talk to strangers, keep the conversation going
Grammar: questions (open-ended questions, yes/no questions, follow-up questions)
Speaking: conversation questions, role-play, discussing photos


an exhausted person resting their head on their keyboard with a stone with "back to work" written on it

Vocabulary: idioms and expressions (to get back into the groove of things, back to the grind, post-vacation fatigue, vacation blues, hit the ground running)
Video: Getting over your post-vacation slump
Speaking: conversation questions, brinstorming, role-play


businessmen running on track to illustrate business competition

Confusing words: competence, competition, and competitor
Vocabulary: collocations ( model, industry trends, profit margin, customer loyalty, market share)
Vocabulary: verb + noun collocations (launch a product, stay competitive, target customers, dominate the market)

a team during a brainstorming session generating ideas

Ford formation: the suffix -ity (novelty, originality, feasibility, creativity, practicality)
Functional language: useful phrases for idea generation (introducing ideas, building on someone else’s idea, introducing alternatives, expressing caution, encouraging participation)
Speaking: games, brainstorming, conversation questions, survey


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Reading: Productivity techniques
Vocabulary: productivity and time management (optimize your workflow, effective task prioritization, overcome procrastination, a state of flow)
Idioms: a game-changer, to do the heavy-lifting, to save the day, at your fingertips


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Here is what to expect from our business English lesson plans

  • Targeted Business Topics: Our lesson plans comprehensively address a dynamic range of Business English topics in order to align with the ever-evolving business landscape. We constantly update the content to ensure it is up-to-date and reflects the latest business trends to help Business English learners feel confident and fully equipped to meet the demands of the fast-paced corporate world.
  • Comprehensive Lesson Plans: Each lesson includes 5 to 8 pages of in-class material with essential vocabulary, a short video, and plenty of engaging activities to facilitate meaningful learning experiences that enhance speaking, listening, and overall language proficiency.
  • Interactive PDFs for Online Classes: Our plans include interactive PDF materials, ideal for online English classes, allowing educators to guide and support remote learners effectively.
  • Conversation Cards: To further enrich your lessons, you can use the printable conversation cards included in each lesson. They are perfect for revising vocabulary and stimulating discussions, fostering a dynamic and engaging learning environment.

By incorporating our Business English lesson plans into your curriculum, you can equip your students with the language proficiency needed to communicate effectively with colleagues, clients, suppliers, and other stakeholders in the professional world.