Best Business English podcasts — English language tips for business people (Updated July 2017; image)
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Business English Pod :: Learn Business English Online
 
Business English Pod provides MP3 Business English podcast lessons and online learning tools for intermediate and advanced Business English learners. The lessons cover a comprehensive range of business language skills for meetings, presentations, telephoning, negotiating, socializing, travel, etc.
 
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Business English Pod :: Learn Business English Online
 
Business English Pod provides MP3 Business English podcast lessons and online learning tools for intermediate and advanced Business English learners. The lessons cover a comprehensive range of business language skills for meetings, presentations, telephoning, negotiating, socializing, travel, etc.
 
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The Business Spotlight Podcast
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Europe's number one current affairs magazine for learners of business English
 
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Down to Business English: Business News to Improve your Business English
 
A podcast for people who use English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL/EFL) in their work environment and want to improve their overall language skills. In each episode, hosts Skip Montreux, Dez Morgan, and Samantha Vega discuss Business news making headlines around the world. Through their discussions, Skip, Dez and Samantha introduce English vocabulary & phrases related to business, review grammar, and identify cultural differences found in International business situations. An excellen ...
 
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English with Kirsty
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A podcast for busy people who want to improve their business English. For further information, see www.englishwithkirsty.com/podcast
 
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Workplace English Podcast - Workplace English Training E-Platform
 
Learn Business English Online!
 
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Business Skills 360 Podcast for Business English
 
Business Skills 360 podcast lessons provide essential tips and language for communicating in English. Free transcripts and PDF downloads are available on the website: www.myBEonline.com
 
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Being Professional in English
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We believe that the English language is just another instrument that you use to reach your professional objectives at work. Just like your computer, your phone, your car, etc and not a linguistic pursuit. If you cannot understand the words being spoken or written, then understanding grammar counts for nothing. BPiE stresses comprehension and relevant lexis. That is why every course is written from scratch. All BPiE elevation courses which aim to increase the level of English used, have third ...
 
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Business English Ace Radio
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Your English is our business!
 
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I wanted to do something special to celebrate 100 episodes of the English with Kirsty podcast.Some people do interviews, or talk about what they've learned whilst making the other 99 episodes – but my listeners aren't here to learn about podcasting! They want to learn English!Therefore I decided to put together a resource to help people with th ...…
 
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Business English Pod :: Learn Business English Online
 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/bizpod/BEN39-India.mp3 Emerging markets have been through a lot over the past few years: The oil-price drop in 2014; China’s botched devaluation of its currency in 2015; and India’s bungled “demonetization” in late 2016. This year, however, seems to be putting all that in the past, particularly for India. The BRIC nati ...…
 
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Business English Pod :: Learn Business English Online
 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/bizpod/BEN39-India.mp3 Emerging markets have been through a lot over the past few years: The oil-price drop in 2014; China’s botched devaluation of its currency in 2015; and India’s bungled “demonetization” in late 2016. This year, however, seems to be putting all that in the past, particularly for India. The BRIC nati ...…
 
We know that in English words, the same group of letters can be pronounced in different ways. This is particularly true of place names. It's impossible to write a complete guide to place names because there are so many, but here is a quick guide to some words that are often mispronounced by tourists and even native speakers!Find the full list o ...…
 
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The Business Spotlight Podcast
 
The podcast for 11 July 2017 looks at the topic of "green burials". Listen to a short news item and try to answer this question: what percentage of Americans said in 2015 that they would be open to a green burial?
 
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Business English Pod :: Learn Business English Online
 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/bizpod/BEP310-Innovation2.mp3 Welcome back to Business English Pod for today’s lesson on English idioms we use to describe innovation. The world is changing at a faster rate than at any other time in history. The way we work and the tools we use today were hardly imaginable 25 years ago. At that time, the average worke ...…
 
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Business English Pod :: Learn Business English Online
 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/bizpod/BEP310-Innovation2.mp3 Welcome back to Business English Pod for today’s lesson on English idioms we use to describe innovation. The world is changing at a faster rate than at any other time in history. The way we work and the tools we use today were hardly imaginable 25 years ago. At that time, the average worke ...…
 
When we think about people who don’t enjoy taking part in conversations in another language, we often think of people who are nervous about speaking. However, for some people, speaking isn’t the problem – it’s listening. They worry that they won’t understand the other person well enough to continue the conversation.If you feel like that, there ...…
 
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Workplace English Podcast - Workplace English Training E-Platform
 
Introduction Small talk is essential in business. Whether you’re speaking to a colleague, a client or a customer, a little social chat will help to strengthen the relationship you have with them. Small talk doesn’t need to be limited to informal situations such as over lunch or dinner. It is most effectively used when meeting someone for the fi ...…
 
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Business English Pod :: Learn Business English Online
 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/bizpod/BEP309-Innovation1.mp3 Welcome back to Business English Pod for today’s lesson on English idioms for describing innovation. In the 21st century, companies that fail to change will likely fail to survive. For this reason, corporate leaders are constantly thinking and talking about change and “innovation.” Of cour ...…
 
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Business English Pod :: Learn Business English Online
 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/bizpod/BEP309-Innovation1.mp3 Welcome back to Business English Pod for today’s lesson on English idioms for describing innovation. In the 21st century, companies that fail to change will likely fail to survive. For this reason, corporate leaders are constantly thinking and talking about change and “innovation.” Of cour ...…
 
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Down to Business English: Business News to Improve your Business English
 
Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega talk about the WannaCry computer virus that played havoc on the Internet in May. Is this the beginning of a cyber crimewave? Free audio script available at downtobusinessenglish.com Be sure to visit iTunes to subscribe to Down to Business English, rate the show, and leave a comment. Feel free to visit our website ...…
 
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English with Kirsty
 
Today I'm going to talk about a guest article that was written for my blog by Cara from Leo Listening. In the article, Cara talks about how you can make listening to English a habit, so it becomes part of your day, rather than something that you have to think about and make sure that you do.You can find further information and the link to Cara' ...…
 
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The Business Spotlight Podcast
 
Our podcast for 27 June looks at the topic of risk management. In this listening exercise, you will hear a statement and get a moment to decide whether you agree or disagree with what you have heard. You can then find out what our expert, Bob Dignen, says about risk management in his latest Business Skills article.…
 
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Business English Pod :: Learn Business English Online
 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/bizpod/360.62-Conferences2.mp3 Welcome back to the Skills 360 for today’s lesson on getting the most out of a conference. Some people see conferences as a way to get away from the office for a few days and take a break. And sure, it’s helpful to step back from the daily grind and learn something, or reflect on your wor ...…
 
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Business English Pod :: Learn Business English Online
 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/bizpod/360.62-Conferences2.mp3 Welcome back to the Skills 360 for today’s lesson on getting the most out of a conference. Some people see conferences as a way to get away from the office for a few days and take a break. And sure, it’s helpful to step back from the daily grind and learn something, or reflect on your wor ...…
 
Sometimes people just don't read things properly, and there's not much you can do about that. However, there are some other reasons why people don't do what you've asked them to do, and we're going to look at them in today's episode.For further information, visit https://englishwithkirsty.com/podcast/episode96…
 
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Down to Business English: Business News to Improve your Business English
 
Skip Montreux explains the Made in China 2025 program to Dez Morgan. Free audio script available at downtobusinessenglish.com Be sure to visit iTunes to subscribe to Down to Business English, rate the show, and leave a comment. Feel free to visit our website or Facebook page to ask a question, post a comment, and sign up for the Down to Busines ...…
 
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The Business Spotlight Podcast
 
Our podcast for 20 June 2017 is about talking clearly and convincingly to your line manager about your performance at work. In this listening exercise, you will hear a number of statements and get a moment to decide whether you agree or disagree with what you've heard.
 
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Business English Pod :: Learn Business English Online
 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/bizpod/360.61-Conferences1.mp3 Welcome back to the Skills 360 for today’s lesson on how to get the most out of a conference. The digital age has changed the way we communicate and build relationships. And while it’s great to be able to connect with someone on the other side of the world by email, phone, or chat apps, f ...…
 
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Business English Pod :: Learn Business English Online
 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/bizpod/360.61-Conferences1.mp3 Welcome back to the Skills 360 for today’s lesson on how to get the most out of a conference. The digital age has changed the way we communicate and build relationships. And while it’s great to be able to connect with someone on the other side of the world by email, phone, or chat apps, f ...…
 
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Workplace English Podcast - Workplace English Training E-Platform
 
Introduction The ability to understand verbal instructions is a necessary requirement in most workplaces across all industries. Giving verbal instructions is often the quickest and most effective way to communicate ideas. Having said this, verbal communication can often leave room for error and confusion. In this podcast lesson, we’re going to ...…
 
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English with Kirsty
 
This week we're talking about dog idioms! I have 15 phrases to share with you that have something to do with dogs!For further information, or to request your handout with explanations and examples of these phrases, visit https://englishwithkirsty.com/podcast/episode95
 
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Business English Pod :: Learn Business English Online
 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/bizpod/BEP308-Projects3.mp3 Welcome back to Business English Pod for today’s lesson on English for project management meetings. In this lesson, we’re going to look at delivering an initial test build to the client. In our last lesson, we looked at how important it is to set clear expectations with a good project kickof ...…
 
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Business English Pod :: Learn Business English Online
 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/bizpod/BEP308-Projects3.mp3 Welcome back to Business English Pod for today’s lesson on English for project management meetings. In this lesson, we’re going to look at delivering an initial test build to the client. In our last lesson, we looked at how important it is to set clear expectations with a good project kickof ...…
 
Here are eight things that you can do to improve your English in your free time whilst attending a language course, studying at an English university or doing a work placement in the UK.Visit the show notes page:https://englishwithkirsty.com/podcast/episode94
 
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The Business Spotlight Podcast
 
Our podcast for 6 June 2017 looks at the vocabulary of business travel. Do an exercise and be careful to avoid false friends.
 
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Down to Business English: Business News to Improve your Business English
 
Skip Montreux tells Dez Morgan about the history of Airbnb and how it opened up the peer to peer (P2P) marketplace Free audio script available at downtobusinessenglish.com Be sure to visit iTunes to subscribe to Down to Business English, rate the show, and leave a comment. Feel free to visit our website or Facebook page to ask a question, post ...…
 
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Workplace English Podcast - Workplace English Training E-Platform
 
Introduction When you call a customer on the telephone to makes a sales pitch, you are essentially cold calling, and the customer is not likely to know what your call is about until you explain why you are calling. It is important to explain and ask for the customer’s permission to continue with your pitch, but also to present the information i ...…
 
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Business English Pod :: Learn Business English Online
 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/bizpod/BEP307-Projects2.mp3 Welcome back to Business English Pod for today’s lesson, which continues our look at a project kickoff meeting. Anyone who’s been involved with projects should know just how important it is to have good communication with a client. And good communication starts right at the beginning, at a p ...…
 
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Business English Pod :: Learn Business English Online
 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/bizpod/BEP307-Projects2.mp3 Welcome back to Business English Pod for today’s lesson, which continues our look at a project kickoff meeting. Anyone who’s been involved with projects should know just how important it is to have good communication with a client. And good communication starts right at the beginning, at a p ...…
 
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Business English Pod :: Learn Business English Online
 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/bizpod/BEP306-Projects1.mp3 Welcome back to Business English Pod for our new series on English for project management. For our first lesson we’re going to look at a kickoff meeting at the start of a project. Whether or not you’re a project manager, you surely know that every project is a unique and complex process. See ...…
 
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Business English Pod :: Learn Business English Online
 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/bizpod/BEP306-Projects1.mp3 Welcome back to Business English Pod for our new series on English for project management. For our first lesson we’re going to look at a kickoff meeting at the start of a project. Whether or not you’re a project manager, you surely know that every project is a unique and complex process. See ...…
 
You may have checked the grammar and the spellings, but how about the tone of your message? Is the style appropriate for your audience? Today I talk about 10 mistakes that I have seen in relation to this, and how you can avoid making them!Find out more on the show notes page:https://englishwithkirsty.com/podcast/episode93…
 
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The Business Spotlight Podcast
 
With our podcast for 23 May 2017, you can practise some grammar relating to multi-word verbs. You'll hear a sentence with a multi-word verb and then two options. Decide which option refers to the meaning of the multi-word verb.
 
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Down to Business English: Business News to Improve your Business English
 
Dez Morgan explains the economic conditions hitting the global shipping industry and how they contributed to the bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping Free audio script available at downtobusinessenglish.com Be sure to visit iTunes to subscribe to Down to Business English, rate the show, and leave a comment. Feel free to visit our website or Facebook p ...…
 
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Business English Pod :: Learn Business English Online
 
In today’s 925 English lesson, we’re going to learn how to disagree with ideas in English. People disagree with each other’s ideas all the time. In fact, disagreement isn’t just natural, it’s necessary. How else can we sort out the good ideas from the bad ones? But disagreeing with people isn’t always easy. If you’re not careful, you can make p ...…
 
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Business English Pod :: Learn Business English Online
 
In today’s 925 English lesson, we’re going to learn how to disagree with ideas in English. People disagree with each other’s ideas all the time. In fact, disagreement isn’t just natural, it’s necessary. How else can we sort out the good ideas from the bad ones? But disagreeing with people isn’t always easy. If you’re not careful, you can make p ...…
 
In today's podcast episode, I talk about 10 summer weather idioms, explain what they mean, and give you an example of how each one is used. You can find the show notes here:here: https://englishwithkirsty.com/podcast/episode92
 
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Business English Pod :: Learn Business English Online
 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/bizpod/BEP305-Emphasizing2.mp3 Welcome back to Business English Pod for today’s lesson on business English collocations for emphasizing a point. Speaking English well isn’t just about speaking correctly. It’s about choosing words that make an impact, and about influencing people’s thoughts and feelings. And if you stud ...…
 
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Business English Pod :: Learn Business English Online
 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/bizpod/BEP305-Emphasizing2.mp3 Welcome back to Business English Pod for today’s lesson on business English collocations for emphasizing a point. Speaking English well isn’t just about speaking correctly. It’s about choosing words that make an impact, and about influencing people’s thoughts and feelings. And if you stud ...…
 
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Down to Business English: Business News to Improve your Business English
 
Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega discuss Canada’s proposed law to legalize marijuana and the new industry it is creating Free audio script available at downtobusinessenglish.com Be sure to visit iTunes to subscribe to Down to Business English, rate the show, and leave a comment. Feel free to visit our website or Facebook page to ask a question, ...…
 
I love listening activities that I can do on my own. I enjoy listening to audio books or podcasts and I don't need other people around me to do these things.If you're someone who is motivated more by social interaction, some of the more traditional ways of improving your listening skills might not seem that appealing. I have good news for you! ...…
 
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The Business Spotlight Podcast
 
In our podcast for 9 May 2017, you can listen to a short news item from Britain about the amounts that office staff spend on work parties, etc. As you listen to our story, try to answer this question: according to a British study, how much does the average office worker spend on such expenses over a 40-year career?…
 
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Workplace English Podcast - Workplace English Training E-Platform
 
Internal disputes may arise in your workplace when two people are hostile toward each other’s opinions, or if they cannot work out a disagreement. When handling a serious disagreement between two people, you should ensure that you listen to each person’s point of view, and try to arrive at a consensus that will be agreeable to both of them. You ...…
 
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Business English Pod :: Learn Business English Online
 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/bizpod/BEP304-Emphasizing1.mp3 Welcome back to Business English Pod for today’s lesson on business English collocations used to emphasize a point. If you want to make an impact when you speak, you need to learn the importance of emphasis. I mean, if sales increased, that’s great. But what if they increased a lot? Or yo ...…
 
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Business English Pod :: Learn Business English Online
 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/bizpod/BEP304-Emphasizing1.mp3 Welcome back to Business English Pod for today’s lesson on business English collocations used to emphasize a point. If you want to make an impact when you speak, you need to learn the importance of emphasis. I mean, if sales increased, that’s great. But what if they increased a lot? Or yo ...…
 
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Workplace English Podcast - Workplace English Training E-Platform
 
Discussing someone’s performance refers to analysing their strengths and weaknesses. Managers often have to discuss the performance of those in their team. This is usually because a manager’s appraisal goes on an employee’s record and also helps to identify if an employee is ready for a promotion. When discussing someone’s performance, remember ...…
 
Some people love it - others hate it! If you hope the teacher won't ask you a question in class, this episode should give you some tips. First of all, see whether you identify with any of the learners that I discuss in the episode, then see whether any of the solutions will help you.The show notes page is here:https://englishwithkirsty.com/podc ...…
 
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Business English Pod :: Learn Business English Online
 
In this lesson, we’ll look at business English vocabulary related to agile project management and the scrum framework of product development. Scrum involves working in sprints, or short cycles, to develop a product rapidly. Key roles in scrum include the scrum master along with the product owner, as well as product teams, which create the produ ...…
 
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