Content Showcase: August 2019

Giving Advice and Making Suggestions

Giving Advice and Making Suggestions
When replying to a letter, email or fax asking for advice, we often discuss what we think might be the cause of the problem which the person enquiring is experiencing. When we... Readmore...
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The Changing Face of India

The Changing Face of India
Much of the media attention in the last few years has been focused on the development of China. But India is going through major changes, too, and the opening of its economy has... Readmore...
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Negotiations: Kicking Off and Outlining Your Position

Negotiations: Kicking Off and Outlining Your Position
Making successful negotiations is an important part of working in a professional context. It is important to remember that you should define your position clearly before you... Readmore...
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The Language of Personal Investing

The Language of Personal Investing
In the past 10 or 15 years, personal investing has skyrocketed throughout the developed world. What used to be an area for experts and people with years of specialized experience... Readmore...
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From the Editor: Writing in Plain English

From the Editor: Writing in Plain English
Dear Readers, If you attend a business writing course, you will almost certainly be taught to write in plain English. To understand why you should write in plain English, you... Readmore...
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Taking Minutes of Meetings

Taking Minutes of Meetings
Minute-taking is often seen as a secretarial job, but this is not necessarily the case as the responsibility can fall to anyone in the modern business workplace. Minutes are... Readmore...
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English Around the World: Canada

English Around the World: Canada
This month we spoke to Michel LeClerk, a 39-year-old French Canadian living in Quebec City, Ontario. Now you might expect everyone living in Canada to be fluent in English. Not... Readmore...
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Business English Grammar and Usage Test

Business English Grammar and Usage Test
The Learning Centre includes many business English tests. Business English tests differ from standard English tests in that they focus on English as it is used in the workplace,... Readmore...
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