Useful Business English videos, articles and other links


IATEFL BESIG YouTube channel

A great link to Mission Possible: Polishing Presentations to Sparkle & Shine. a presentation by JoAnn Salvisberg, our former president, on assessing business presentations. JoAnn gave it at the IATEFL BESIG and TEASIG 2015 Pre-Conference Event in Lucerne.

Marjorie Rosenberg on Language, Culture and Business (IATEFL Conference, Brighton, UK, 2011)

TESOL France member Csilla Jaryay-Benn interviews Roy Bicknell about his talk at the TESOL France Annual Colloquium 2011


Aspects of Business English, by Helen Mehta, British Council/BBC: TeachingEnglish

Thirty Years of Business English 1986-2016, by Paul Emmerson, November 2016. A personal look at the history of British English up to the present day.

Freelancers: Doing the Math, by Charles Rei, Business English Ideas, June 2012

Phil Wade Interviews: Akos Gerold, EFL Magazine, November 2016. An instructive read on presentations.

Other links

IATEFL BESIG, the Business English Special Interest Group of IATEFL, is a truly professional body representing the interests and serving the needs of the international business English teaching community.

International House Barcelona‘s link to Websites for Business English Teachers

British Council‘s English for business webpage

The Japan Association for Language Teaching Business Communication Special Interest Group has been very active in the past few years. Here’s a link to their newsletters (2016-present).

Ian McMaster’s blog. Ian McMaster is the editor-in-chief of Business Spotlight, a journal for those who want to improve and practise their English reading skills with business-related articles and who also speak German.

Evan Frendo’s blog webpageEnglish for the workplace

Chia Suan Chong’s blog with lots of articles and entries on business English teaching, training and related topics

English teaching professionalblogposts by Chia Suan Chong

Paul Emmerson’s website Ideas Bank for Business English Teachers