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Help: Business English Textbooks

Posted: 21 Jan 2009, 09:57
by soozywilmott
Hello, I was wondering if anyone could give me advice, or let me know of a website or forum, to recommend good Business English Textbooks?

I have to choose a textbook from the OUP catalogue which doesn`t give me much information. I used Business Venture last year and didn`t like it very much. Business Objectives: International Edition looks good but I can`t seem to find anyone who has ever used it.

Any help would be much appreciated, thanks!

Re: Help: Business English Textbooks

Posted: 23 Jan 2009, 19:32
by matthew156
Market Leader

Re: Help: Business English Textbooks

Posted: 07 Mar 2009, 12:25
by gec
I really like International Express Elementary. I haven't seen the other International Express books, but this is really enjoyable to use, has a good focus on skills such as telephoning, and emailing, and deals with grammar very well. The workbook is also excellent, giving plenty of practice to students. I haven't seen the teacher's guide.
Market Leader assumes that the students are high-flying business people, or people with an academic interest in business, which is great for certain groups of students, but for office workers who don't have a business degree/aren't interested in high finance, cashflow, brand management etc. then I would recommend International Express.
In a related matter I put a question on the Market Leader discussion forum (http://forums.longman.com/DB_Topics.aspx?fid=8) back in October and there has been no response from Longman. I can't believe that they have nobody moderating/monitoring the discussion forums.
Finally, I have the teacher's guide for Market Leader Upper Intermediate and think that it is very good (despite a few errors). There are lots of newspaper articles at the back, complete with exercises. Perfect for homework, broadening vocabulary etc.

Re: Help: Business English Textbooks

Posted: 27 Mar 2009, 09:44
by systematic
For an almost complete overview of available coursebooks, here are some links to get you started:

http://www.cambridge.com.mx/mexico/prof ... ourses.php

http://www.businessenglishonline.net/books.htm

http://www.pearsonhighered.com/educator ... 77,00.html

http://www.cambridge.org/elt/catalogue/ ... asp?cid=10

Re: Help: Business English Textbooks

Posted: 31 Mar 2009, 11:01
by systematic
BTW: looking through my archives, I found that I have worked successfully with the OUP Business Objectives and Business Opportunities series, with adults in middle management in Thailand.

Here also is a link to the complete CUP catalogue:
http://www.cambridge.org/elt/catalogue/ ... asp?cid=10