This course is for anyone who wants to learn business English and how to communicate better with American business people. The course uses interview questions to introduce vocabulary useful for business situations, whether you want to get a job or to just be able to speak more easily with American businesses.
You will learn two things in each lesson:
How best to answer this type of question in an American business setting; and
How to use the right words and phrases to say what you want in a professional situation.
This course answers six of the most often-asked interview questions in American business. Each lesson addresses one of these questions, with important information about the best way to answer them and the language you need to do so. Each lesson begins with important tips, advice, and suggestions on what the question is really asking and the best way to answer it. These suggestions are practical and detailed, and can be used in any type of professional interview or conversation.
After giving advice on how to answer the question, the lesson includes two sample answers to the question, using the tips and advice you have just learned. Each answer contains important business vocabulary related specifically to answering this question, but that are useful in many other professional situations. That vocabulary is explained and a glossary with sample sentences is provided in the written Learning Guide. Finally, you will hear these answers at a native-speaker rate.
Whether you plan to interview in English or not, this course covers important business vocabulary useful for anyone wanting to communicate better in an English-speaking professional setting.
Audio for Each Question:
Part 1 – Listen to the tips on how to answer this question
Part 2 – Listen to sample answer one to this question (slow)
Part 3 – Listen to an explanation of the answer and vocabulary
Part 4 – Listen to sample answer one at native-speaker rate (fast)
Part 5 – Listen to sample answer two to this question (slow)
Part 6 – Listen to an explanation of the answer and vocabulary
Part 7 – Listen to sample answer two at native-speaker rate (fast)
Learning Guide for Each Question:
Part 1 – Summary of the tips on how to answer this question
Part 2 – Text of the two sample answers
Part 3 – Glossary:
a) Definitions of vocabulary in the sample answers
b) Sample sentences using vocabulary from the sample answers
Part 4 – Transcript of the entire lesson with every word spoken in the lesson
The Six Frequently-Asked Interview Questions:
Question 1: “Tell me about yourself.”
Question 2: “Why did you leave your last job?”/”Why are you looking for a new job?”
Question 3: “Why do you want to work here?”
Question 4: “Where do you see yourself in five years?”
Question 5: “What are your strengths?”
Question 6: “What are your weaknesses?”