A course for pre-work students who are studying for a career in commerce.
Commerce teaches pre-work students to communicate in English, within the context of a career in commerce.
- Part of: Oxford English for Careers
- Language Level: Pre-Intermediate to Intermediate
Mid A2 to mid B2
Commerce is ideal for pre-work students, studying at pre-intermediate to intermediate levels, who will need to use English in work situations.
Commerce develops the vocabulary, language, and skills that students need to communicate effectively in both formal and informal scenarios in the workplace. These include taking part in meetings, giving presentations, and socializing with colleagues.
- Student's Book
- Teacher's Resource Book
- Class Audio CD
- Authentic and up-to date information in every course, written and checked by industry insiders
- Clear and straightforward structure, with each unit containing a menu of learning outcomes, and an end-of-unit checklist with 'Can do' tick boxes
- Teaches English in context, so students practise the language and skills they need for the job in real work situations
- Real-world profiles from genuine professionals in the 'It's my job' section offer authentic and engaging insights into the industry
- Extra facts, figures, quotations, and specialist terminology included in the top margin of unit pages
- Additional activities and tests in the Teacher's Resource Book make the course suitable for mixed-ability classes
- The Teacher's Resource Book provides specialist background to the industry for every unit, as well as industry tips to support non-expert teachers
- Project work in the Student's Book, additional activities on the Student's Site, and a Key words list of essential vocabulary at the end of every unit provide extra opportunities for revision
'It's my job' sections offer students an insight into the lives of real people who work in commerce. The profiles are based on authentic interviews and sources, and teach students about the various skills required for different business environments.
The '9 to 5' section presents and practises functional and situational language in simple business contexts. The 'Business Know-How' section uses engaging activities to develop key interpersonal skills for business, such as teamwork, self-motivation, leadership, and organisation.
Listening, reading, speaking, and writing activities throughout the course give realistic and communicative practice of the language skills needed in commerce. Students then develop these skills through project work, which encourages them to take an active role in the learning process.
Commerce 2 is suitable for those who are studying for a career in commerce. It prepares students for a range of business situations, develops communication skills, and provides background to key business concepts.
'It's my job' sections offer students an insight into the lives of real people who work in commerce. The profiles are based on authentic interviews and sources, and teach students about the skills required for different business environments.
The 'Meeting Room' section presents functional language that students need to interact effectively in formal business scenarios, such as meetings. Listening tasks help students to analyse the interaction, and role-plays allow them to practise the language in meaningful contexts.
The 'Small Talk' section addresses informal social and conversational 'micro-functions' between colleagues. These are essential for effective communication in a professional environment, and include socializing at work, making requests, and raising suggestions.
Listening, reading, speaking and writing activities throughout the course give realistic and communicative practice of the language skills needed in commerce. Students then develop these skills through project work, which encourages them to take an active role in the learning process.