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Unit 1

Business Vocabulary – Writing: Drafting Notices, Agenda, and Minutes – Reading: Business news, Business articles.

Unit 2

Writing: Style and vocabulary – Business Memorandum, letters, Press Releases, reports – proposals – Speaking: Conversational practice, telephonic conversations, addressing a gathering, conducting meetings.

Unit 3

Active Listening: Pronunciation – information gathering and reporting – Speaking: Cross-Cultural Issues, Group Dynamics, negotiation& persuasion techniques.


Case studies & role-plays.

Text Books

  1. Jones, Leo & Richard Alexander. New International Business English. CUP. 2003.
  2. Horner, David & Peter Strutt. Words at Work. CUP. 1996.
  3. Levi, Daniel. Group Dynamics for Teams. 3 ed. Sage Publications India Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi, 2011.
  4. Owen, Roger. BBC Business English. BBC. 1996.
  5. Henderson, Greta Lafollette & Price R Voiles. Business English Essentials. 7th Edition. Glencoe / McGraw Hill.
  6. Sweeney, Simon. Communicating in Business. CUP. 2000.


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