Business Partner

The new course that teaches business English and business skills

Business Partner gives students the practical training they need to bridge the gap between the classroom and the world of work. It helps learners to make measurable progress in learning English while helping to make them more employable.

Authors: Margaret O’Keeffe, Lewis Lansford, Ros Wright, Mark Powell, Lizzie Wright, Madeleine Williamson, Evan Frendo, Robert McLarty, Iwonna Dubicka, Marjorie Rosenberg, Bob Dignen, Mark Hogan, Irene Barrall
Subject: Business English
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Building business skills with real life business content

The new course that teaches business English and business skills

Business Partner gives students the practical training they need to bridge the gap between the classroom and the world of work. It helps learners to make measurable progress in learning English while helping to make them more employable.

Business Partner does not assume any knowledge of the workplace, and is designed for students with no work experience. It also provides many suggestions and alternative ways to use the material for those students already in work.

Real life business content

  • Authentic video content introduces unit topics, exposing students to real English and the sorts of issues they may encounter in their careers. 
  • Financial Times articles provide reading practice to build on the topics discussed in the videos, further exposing students to authentic English.
  • Students work on case studies that allow them to practise their business and communication skills in realistic professional contexts.

Building communicative and business skills

  • The course builds two sets of skills - communication and practical business skills - which students practise together in the business workshop case studies. 
  • Practical skills training includes negotiating, presenting, building relationships and small talk.
  • An innovative video-based training programme helps build the communication skills, including supporting teamwork, listening actively, collaborating, solving problems, and influencing.

Building language skills

  • Students acquire functional language and practise all the skills, including writing, grammar and pronunciation.
  • The task-based approach incorporates presentation and practice, with a lot of communicative pair and group tasks and projects.
  • There are multiple opportunities for writing practice across all the lessons, with a full writing lesson in each unit.

Videos
The authentic video content features real-life business stories, providing information and key language relating to business topics.

The dramatised videos of real work situations feature a range of accents and demonstrate dealing with professional challenges to help students develop communication skills, such as influencing and listening actively.

Margaret O’Keeffe

Margaret O’Keeffe is a freelance writer, teacher and course designer specializing in Business English and ESP. Based in Barcelona since 1991, she has written online English language materials for the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya in Spain and is an online tutor with the university. She is co-author of English for International Tourism (Pre-Intermediate) and she has recently written the Market Leader Advanced course book along with Iwonna Dubicka. When she isn’t working, she enjoys cycling in the hills.

Lewis Lansford
Ros Wright
Mark Powell

Lizzie Wright

Madeleine Williamson

Evan Frendo
Robert McLarty

Iwonna Dubicka

Iwonna Dubicka has over 15 years’ experience as a Business English trainer, including teacher training and six years as Director of Studies of English at In Company Languages in Barcelona. She has also worked as an online tutor for the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Catalonia’s Open University. She is the co-author of various English language titles together with Margaret O’Keeffe, including English for International Tourism Pre-Intermediate and the new Advanced level of the successful Market Leader (Pearson).

Marjorie Rosenberg
Bob Dignen

Mark Hogan

Irene Barrall

Irene Barrall has enjoyed a successful career as a teacher, author and teacher trainer and has worked in a variety of interesting countries. Prior to teaching, she gained valuable business insight through her work in marketing and banking. Publications for Pearson include the award winning Intelligent Business series and the Lifestyle series. She has also written material for electronic media and graded readers as well as prize winning fiction and is a school governor in charge of literacy development.

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Business Partner A1 | Student Book w/ Digital Resources (12 months) 9781292233512 X 12 months $50.95
Business Partner A1 | Student Book w/ MyEnglishLab (12 months) 9781292248615 X 12 months $40.95
Business Partner A1 | Workbook 9781292190846 X $29.95
Business Partner A1 | Student eText - Access code (12 months) 9781292300801 12 months $38.95 Buy
Business Partner A1 | Student eText + MyEnglishLab (12 months) 9781292362571 12 months $40.95 Buy
Business Partner A1 | Presentation tool - Access code (24 months) 9781292190792 24 months $129.95 Buy
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Business Partner A2 | Student Book w/ Digital Resources (12 months) 9781292233529 X 12 months $50.95
Business Partner A2 | Student Book w/ MyEnglishLab (12 months) 9781292248608 X 12 months $54.95
Business Partner A2 | Workbook 9781292190938 X $29.95
Business Partner A2 | Student eText - Access code (12 months) 9781292300818 12 months $40.95 Buy
Business Partner A2 | Student eText + MyEnglishLab (12 months) 9781292362588 12 months $43.95 Buy
Business Partner A2 | Presentation tool - Access code (24 months) 9781292190884 24 months $129.95 Buy
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Business Partner A2+ | Student Book w/ Digital Resources (12 months) 9781292233536 X 12 months $50.95
Business Partner A2+ | Student Book w/ MyEnglishLab (12 months) 9781292248592 X 12 months $54.95
Business Partner A2+ | Workbook 9781292191027 X $29.95
Business Partner A2+ | Student eText - Access code (12 months) 9781292300825 12 months $40.95 Buy
Business Partner A2+ | Student eText + MyEnglishLab (12 months) 9781292362595 12 months $43.95 Buy
Business Partner A2+ | Presentation tool - Access code (24 months) 9781292190976 24 months $129.95 Buy
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Business Partner B1 | Student Book w/ Digital Resources (12 months) 9781292233543 X 12 months $50.95
Business Partner B1 | Student Book w/ MyEnglishLab (12 months) 9781292248578 X 12 months $54.95
Business Partner B1 | Workbook 9781292191119 X $29.95
Business Partner B1 | Student eText - Access code (12 months) 9781292276489 12 months $40.95 Buy
Business Partner B1 | Student eText + MyEnglishLab (12 months) 9781292362649 12 months $43.95 Buy
Business Partner B1 | Presentation tool - Access code (24 months) 9781292191065 24 months $129.95 Buy
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Business Partner B1+ | Student Book w/ Digital Resources (12 months) 9781292233550 X 12 months $50.95
Business Partner B1+ | Student Book w/ MyEnglishLab (12 months) 9781292248561 X 12 months $54.95
Business Partner B1+ | Workbook 9781292191201 X $29.95
Business Partner B1+ | Student eText - Access code (12 months) 9781292276496 12 months $40.95 Buy
Business Partner B1+ | Student eText + MyEnglishLab (12 months) 9781292362601 12 months $43.95 Buy
Business Partner B1+ | Presentation tool - Access code (24 months) 9781292181936 24 months $129.95 Buy
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Business Partner B2 | Student Book w/ Digital Resources (12 months) 9781292233567 X 12 months $50.95
Business Partner B2 | Student Book w/ MyEnglishLab (12 months) 9781292248585 X 12 months $54.95
Business Partner B2 | Workbook 9781292191294 X $29.95
Business Partner B2 | Student eText - Access code (12 months) 9781292276502 12 months $40.95 Buy
Business Partner B2 | Student eText + MyEnglishLab (12 months) 9781292362618 12 months $43.95 Buy
Business Partner B2 | Presentation tool - Access code (24 months) 9781292191331 24 months $129.95 Buy
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Business Partner B2+ | Student Book w/ Digital Resources (12 months) 9781292233574 X 12 months $50.95
Business Partner B2+ | Student Book w/ MyEnglishLab (12 months) 9781292249001 X 12 months $54.95
Business Partner B2+ | Workbook 9781292191386 X $29.95
Business Partner B2+ | Student eText - Access code (12 months) 9781292300832 12 months $40.95 Buy
Business Partner B2+ | Student eText + MyEnglishLab (12 months) 9781292362625 12 months $43.95 Buy
Business Partner B2+ | Presentation tool - Access code (24 months) 9781292191249 24 months $129.95 Buy
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Business Partner C1 | Student Book w/ Digital Resources (12 months) 9781292233581 X 12 months $50.95
Business Partner C1 | Student Book w/ MyEnglishLab (12 months) 9781292248622 X 12 months $54.95
Business Partner C1 | Workbook 9781292191478 X $29.95
Business Partner C1 | Student eText - Access code (12 months) 9781292300849 12 months $40.95 Buy
Business Partner C1 | Student eText + MyEnglishLab (12 months) 9781292362632 12 months $43.95 Buy
Business Partner C1 | Presentation tool - Access code (24 months) 9781292191423 24 months $129.95 Buy

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