English for Professionals


Business English

For upper intermediate level learners who need to use English in their day-to-day work. All four language skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing – are developed through a variety of tasks that closely reflect the world of work.

Topic-based units in Business English provide learners with numerous opportunities for discussion and cover a wide range of subjects, including face-to-face business skills and techniques, telephone skills, international trade, marketing, meetings, and sales and negotiations.

Human Resources

English for Human Resources is the definitive course for learners who need to use English in a human resources environment. It covers a wide range of topics of concern to Human Resources and Personnel Development, from the essentials of resourcing and outsourcing through to strategic HR.

There are ten standalone units allow learners to focus on the area’s most important to them. As well as teaching the specialist vocabulary and theory of HR, the course develops job-specific skills such as coaching, appraisal systems and managing conflict. The complete listening material is included in the Audio CD.

English for Science

English for Science develops the communication skills and specialist English language knowledge of science students and professionals, enabling them to communicate more confidently and effectively in their work or study environment. Uniquely, this course focuses on both spoken and written communication, with each of the ten units relating to a case study based on real, published research. This makes the course ideal for scientists from a wide range of scientific backgrounds.

English for Scientists also develops the learners’ language skills with practical reading and writing skills – such as applying for research funding or writing for publications – as well as with speaking and listening skills including ‘Describing and Reporting Problems With Experiments’ and ‘Presenting at a Conference’.

English for Management

A must have for aspiring management students and professional managers who need to use English at work. This book offers management vocabulary reference and practice for learners of intermediate level and key MBA topics, including Leadership, Change Management and Finance are presented through real business case studies. The course ensures that the language taught is up-to-date and frequently used.

Primarily designed as a self-study, the book can also be used for classroom work and one-to-one lessons. This book is a must for both students of MBA or other Business programmes and professionals who need management English.

English for Pilots

Flightpath is the definitive course for pilots and Air Traffic Controllers who need an ICAO4 level of English to work in the industry.

Flightpath is the only Aviation English course to offer a thorough grounding in the full range of communication skills needed by aviation professionals to communicate in non-routine situations. With regular focus on ICAO criteria, learners are given full support in reaching industry standards, including case studies, analysis of their own communication skills, exposure to authentic in-flight communication, and communicative tasks. Flightpath is the most accurate preparation course available for any ICAO4 language test, and includes authentic industry training video. Flightpath has been reviewed and endorsed by a panel of leading aviation communication and safety professionals.

English for Marketing

English for Marketing uses practical tasks and realistic scenarios to develop the specialist language and communication skills needed for a career in marketing. This course covers a wide range of marketing topics, from understanding the role of marketing in an organisation through to launching a new product.

Ten standalone units allow learners to focus on the areas of marketing most important to them and as well as teaching specialist vocabulary and marketing theory, the course also develops job-specific skills such as carrying out marketing audits, preparing marketing campaigns, organising events and developing digital marketing strategies.

English in Use Engineering

Professional English in Use Engineering presents and practises over 1,000 words and phrases to help you function in English in your everyday working life. Using the highly successful format of presentation on the left hand page and practice on the right hand page, Professional English for use in Engineering presents essential vocabulary in context to help you use the words more easily.

This course will be invaluable for anyone needing to use English for their professional lives. It is suitable for one-to-one classroom use and self-study at home.

English for Sailors

Safe Sailing prepares sailors for communicating safely at sea by providing thorough practice of the International Maritime Organisation’s Standard Marine Communication Phrases (SMCP). This standardised set of English phrases is essential to overcoming language barriers at sea and avoiding misunderstandings which can cause accidents.

Through a variety of interactive exercises, this CD-ROM gives seafarers the practice they need to use these phrases confidently and effectively. It covers areas such as Standard engine orders, Handing over the watch, Fire protection, and Cargo care.

English for the Media

English for the Media develops the communication skills and specialist English language knowledge of media students and professionals, enabling them to work more confidently and effectively.

Covering a range of media-related fields including newspapers, television, radio and marketing, the eight standalone units enable students to concentrate on the areas that are most relevant to them. As well as teaching specialist language, the course also develops job-specific skills such as writing headlines, producing advertisements and preparing a pitch. Authentic teaching materials such as newspaper articles and blogs help prepare learners for real working life.

English for Nursing

A short self-study or classroom course for nurses who need to use English in the workplace. The course features online activities which focus on the latest advances in nursing technology. These help to keep nurses up-to-date and confident when faced with unfamiliar equipment in new environments.

English for Nursing is also designed to improve the communication skills and specialist English language knowledge of healthcare professionals, enabling them to work more confidently and effectively. With an emphasis on listening and speaking, the course covers core areas of nursing such as patient admission, taking medical specimens, patient handover, post-operation assessment and discharge planning. Authentic tasks and activities based on everyday nursing scenarios – from dealing with patients in pain to discussing lifestyle changes – make the course relevant and motivating.

English for the Financial Sector

English for the Financial Sector helps learners to prepare for a career in finance and enables those already working in the industry to improve their financial English.

This course builds financial language and teaches students about key financial concepts. It also focuses on the communication skills necessary for working effectively within the industry. It covers a wide range of financial topics, including retail and investment banking, accounting, trade finance, and mergers and acquisitions.

English for Medicine

Good Practice is a course for doctors and medical students who need to communicate with patients in English; the course can be used in the classroom or for self-study. Good Practice focuses on the language and communication skills that doctors need to make consultations more effective, through a focus on five elements of good communication: verbal communication, active listening, voice management, non-verbal communication and cultural awareness.

The course teaches learners how to handle a range of situations sensitively, such as taking a patient history, breaking bad news, examining a patient and describing treatment options, as well as preparing doctors for dealing with different types of patients, from children to the elderly. With reference to numerous medical communication experts, and through exposure to authentic clinical scenarios, the course demonstrates the impact of good communication on the doctor-patient relationship and enables students to become confident and effective practitioners in English.

English in Medicine for the Medical Practitioner

English in Medicine is a course for doctors, medical students and other medical professionals who need to communicate with patients and medical colleagues. Each of the seven units focuses on one area of doctor-patient communication, from history-taking and examination to diagnosis and treatment. The course develops all four skills through a wide variety of activities. The learning material is now in full colour and has been updated to take account of developments in medicine and the impact of new information technology.

Professional English in Use Medicine

Professional English in Use Medicine contains 60 units covering a wide variety of medical vocabulary. topics include diseases and symptoms, investigations, treatment, examining and prevention. The book also introduces general medical vocabulary related to parts and functions of the body, medical and para-medical personnel, education and training, research, and presentations.
Professional English in Use Medicine has been carefully researched using the Institute for Applied Language Studies medical corpus and is a must for teachers of medical English and for medical practitioners who need to use English at work, either in their own country or abroad.

English for the Hotel Industry

Be My Guest is a language course for pre and in-service students of English in the hotel industry at the elementary to lower intermediate level. This course is ideal for both in-service and pre-service students. It deals with the many situations in which hotel employees meet guests, including reception, restaurant and bar work, answering the phone, giving directions, dealing with guests’ problems, writing short e-mails and letters, suggesting places to visit and explaining how things work.

 

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