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  • Walking the talk – part two

    Posted by on July 19, 2011

    Teacher, teacher trainer and author John Allison returns to the topic of small talk & the Business English language learner, listing the most challenging aspects of maintaining or in fact leaving a social conversation. __________ For the non-native speaker, the most obvious obstacle to socializing is lack of vocabulary. Business meetings, conference calls, interviews and […]

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  • Walking the talk – part one

    Posted by on July 13, 2011

    July is all about small talk and we continue to explore the topic with a guest post by John Allison about small talk & the Business English language learner. John Allison is a teacher, teacher trainer, and lead author of The Business. John also enjoys writing music and speculative fiction, evidence of which you can […]

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  • When is Business English General English?

    Posted by on May 23, 2011

    Business English month brings you a guest post by John Allison, a teacher, teacher trainer, and lead author of The Business. John also enjoys writing music and speculative fiction, evidence of which you can see on his blog  ‘John’s words and music’. ___________ There was a time, not so long ago, when Business English (B.E.) […]

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