BBC Business English

Building Business English Fluency Faster

The most innovative Business English training solution using video on any device -
for students, language schools, colleges and companies

The BBC Movie

Follow and learn from the fun and dramatic story of Bibury Systems, a high-tech company designing and launching a new product.

Fun Oral Practice

Accelerate fluency by speaking with video characters in business simulations, comparing pronunciation on camera, plus many more fun video activities.

Essential Skills

Gain practical business English skills with topics on presentations, telephoning, meetings, sales, negotiations, customer service and social networking.

Awesome Feedback

Students can receive motivating video feedback, while automated progress reports for students/managers/teachers keep everyone up to date.

BBCBE Video Tour

Many solutions claim to integrate video into the learning experience, but rarely go beyond traditional watch and learn approaches.

BBCBE uses mobile devices and HD cameras to create a truly unique learning experience through real video interactivity enabling students to build fluency faster, improve pronunciation, increase confidence and express themselves more dynamically in work situations.

Watch the video to see how!

How It Works

Students learn by watching clips of the 2-hour BBC movie along with video tutorials, then practise speaking through engaging activities such as business simulations and pronunciation activities using their mobile or desktop cameras.

Scenarios require students to solve real business problems and to communicate even personal work related issues; requiring them to think in English and not just listening passively.

The system automatically records student dialogues allowing self/instructor assessment and viewable progress over time. While most activities are auto-marked, video feedback can also be given for recorded business simulations and presentations.

Interacting with tablets

The Course

BBC Business English is divided into two parts, Episode One and Episode Two. Each episode contains 10 module topics with up to 3-4 hours of exciting learning activities and dramatic movie storyline.

You can review the module topics below. Please contact us for detailed course objectives and module units.

Episode One
  • 1 Socializing, networking & describing your company
  • 2 On the phone: common phrases, apologies & selling
  • 3 Making arrangements & giving reports
  • 4 Meeting visitors & giving recommendations
  • 5 Describing products & giving presentations
  • 6 Making travel arrangements
  • 7 Staying at a hotel & dining out
  • 8 Describing a company’s services & facilities
  • 9 Explaining how something works & solving technical problems
  • 10 Arranging meetings & changing plans
Episode Two
  • 11 Analysing your competitors
  • 12 Making a convincing argument
  • 13 Travelling on business
  • 14 Advanced presentation & effective powerpoint techniques
  • 15 Entertaining clients
  • 16 Dealing with problems & complaints
  • 17 Negotiations & developments
  • 18 Negotiating tactics
  • 19 Meetings: persuasive language & chairing
  • 20 Managing employees & resolving issues

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BBC Business English is developed by a team of corporate instructors and instructional technology designers at WebSwami, a leader in language learning platforms, in cooperation with the BBC language services incorporating a million pound budget movie - produced specially for business English learners with well-known TV actors.

We felt that current business English solutions with an emphasis on watch-and-repeat methods are not effective in developing fluency. They also fail to use video technology innovatively, while often lacking practical corporate language. Therefore we've produced a course that lets students interact with video naturally, ensuring students get enough realistic and relevant conversation practice conveniently on any modern device.

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Try out some the fun activities in the BBC Business English course in our free demo lesson. You'll see how the course helps to improve accent, pronunciation, business vocabulary, and fluency - more effectively and faster than any other solution, and why our language learning platform is used by top institutions, corporations and governments around the world.

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