Business English

Business in the media

  • The Economist is a leading business and news magazine. They have some excellent online resources, including audio and video. They also have interesting publications you can buy.
  • The BBC’s Business and Money news service. Go to BBC news and click "Business"
  • Dragons' Den is a popular programme in which business people make presentations to successful entrepreneurs in the hope of getting investment for their companies. You can borrow series 1 and 2 of Dragons' Den on DVD from the Library. Or you can look at clips online: (1) go to the BBC homepage and search for "Dragons' Den"; (2) you could also search YouTube for “Dragons' Den” or (3) you can go to BBC iPlayer (online TV & radio service) and search for programmes.
  • The Apprentice is a reality TV show in which young people compete for a job with a famous entrepreneur’s company. There is a similar show where the competitors are teenagers. You can borrow The Apprentice on DVD from the Library. Again, you could search YouTube for clips and episodes or search BBC iPlayer (online TV & radio service) for programmes.
  • The Money Programme This is a 30-minute TV documentary series with a huge archive of online articles. Go the BBC homepage and then search the site for "Money Programme". Again, you could search YouTube for clips and episodes or search BBC iPlayer (online TV & radio service) for programmes.
  • In Business This is a 30-minute radio documentary series. Again, you could search YouTube for clips and episodes or search BBC iPlayer (online TV & radio service) for programmes.
  • Stephanomics In this programme top economists discuss topics such as the global financial crisis and the future of the Chinese and US economies.
  • The Bottom Line An excellent business discussion programme in which business leaders talk about management issues. This page also has nice video clips of individual business leaders giving advice - and an archive of past radio programmes.

 

Business vocabulary and grammar books

 

Learning English for Business - websites & books

 

Finding a job

  • If you're looking for casual work (in a restaurant, for example) or work within the University, you can register with our YSJ Jobs & Internships portal.
  • If you're looking for a serious career move, you can get help from Careers Advice at the Phoenix Centre near the Students' Union - and you'll find the CIPD's advice on CVs and interviews helpful (this is free - just open a free account when you click the link - it takes 2 minutes). And make use again of YSJ Connect.

 

 

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