English at Work: Find and Fix your Mistakes in Business English as a Foreign Language Paperback

299.00

This Grammar Guru will solve the world’s problems. Or, at least, help you figure out when to use an Oxford comma. – The New York Times

Put your English skills to work for you! This book is ideal for intermediate and advanced (C EFR B1-C 1) nonnative speakers of English seeking to increase their communication confidence and effectiveness in the workplace. Improve your precision and professionalism so your ideas shine!

The book consists of 50 short quizzes which include the most common English errors made by nonnative speakers in professional environments. This fun format allows you to find your own frequent errors and fix them. You will test your skills quickly, daily, and build your language awareness and accuracy in writing and speaking English.

Short, clear explanations after each quiz help you improve your knowledge of the grammar rules. C omplementing the quizzes are Ellen says boxes with the same practical advice on good communication etiquette and habits that Ellen has been sharing for years with large corporate clients in New York C ity and beyond. Witty and humorous drawings illustrate confusing language and common misunderstandings.

The focus of the exercises is on fixing your grammar and word-choice problems. Examples are pulled from every industry: finance, law, consulting, publishing, real-estate, retail, technology, energy, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, education, advertising, government, insurance, non-profit, and more. Whatever your profession or interest, you will benefit from the exercises contained in this book. If you are just looking to sharpen your English, this book is for you, too.

This India-specific edition includes a special section of the most common English errors made in the Indian workplace and their standard equivalents, as well as a downloadable reference guide of frequently confused and misused words and expressions.

You will be learning from a professional writer with two decades of experience teaching executives in a business setting. A language-learner herself who has studied some two dozen languages, Ellen Jovin has written this book to help motivated working adults advance their business English on their own time and at their own pace.

About the Author

Ellen Jovin is a co-founder and principal of Syntaxis, a communication skills training firm based in New York C ity. She has taught business writing, email etiquette, and grammar at companies throughout the U.S. in all major industries. Previously she worked as a professional writer, creating marketing and advertising materials for corporate clients, and before that as a freelance journalist specializing in business, finance, and technology. Ellen earned a B.A. in German studies from Harvard University and an M.A. inn comparative literature from UC LA.

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Additional information

Dimensions 23.5 × 15.5 × 1.5 cm
ISBN

9781529386233

Language

English

Format

Paperback

Publisher

Teach Yourself

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