Business English

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Business English is, quite simply, English geared towards the conduct of business and international trade. It is generally taught to non-native English speakers who want to do business with English-speakers, and is thus a purely functional category of English aimed at preparing learners for effective communication. On the other hand, it can also be learned by native English speakers who are more habituated to casual use of the language and are not sure of their footing when it comes to formal, office-environment talk.

The focus in Business English is on the language and skills required for regular business communication: the vocabulary of trade and finance, presentations, negotiations, meetings, everyday conversation, networking, correspondence, report writing etc. The strict rules of grammar are sometimes ignored or sidestepped for these purposes.