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Business English Writing Skills - Resumes, Letters and Documents

Business English wrting skills practice with practical guides to writing business letters, resumes and a wide variety of commercial documents in a variety of English for Special Purposes settings.

Text Organization
This guide to text organization for English learners provides in detail information on how to effectively organize your texts to help get your point across to your audience.

He Said She Said
It's common to use 'he said she said' in reported speech, but it can become boring after time. This resource focuses on providing vocal verbs and adverbs to improve writing skills and substitute 'he said she said'.

The Practiced Business Writer - An ESL / EFL Handbook - Review
About.com guide review of The Practiced Business Writer - An ESL EFL Handbook by Veronica G. Sardegna and Joanne M. Slutsky published by Briefings Media Group

Persuasive Arguments For and Against
This lesson focuses on learning how to write arguments for and against something. The exercise provides tips to remember when writing persuasive arguments.

Business Writing Resources
Business English writing resources for English learners include standard business letter formating and examples, common business documents and essential job application cover letter and resume examples.

Business English Dictations - Dictations for English for Special Purposes
Beginning to advanced level dictations focusing on different business English sections for use in business English and English for special purposes classes.

Business Letter Writing: Claim Adjustment Letters
Example business letter for a claim adjustment letter for ESL EFL ESP Business English Classes

Business Letter Writing: Claim Letters
Example business letter for a claim letter for ESL EFL ESP Business English Classes

Business Letter Writing: Sales Letters
Example business letter for sales at a company

Business Letter Writing: Responding to Inquiries and Requests for Information
A guide to the basics of writing business letters and responding to inquiries.

Business Letter Writing: Placing Orders
Example business letter for placing an order at a company for ESL EFL ESP Business English Classes

Business Letter Writing: Inquiries - Asking for Information
A guide to the basics of writing business letters focusing on inquiries.

Business Letter Writing: Account Terms and Conditions
Example business letter for opening an account at a company for ESL EFL ESP Business English Classes

Business Letter Writing: Letters of Acknowledgment
Example business letter for Letters of Acknowledgment at a company for ESL EFL ESP Business English Classes

Dictionary Review - Babylon - translation @ a click
Review of Babylon Translation @ a Click Dictionary by the guide to English as a 2nd Language at about.com. This review focuses on the strength of Babylon for ESL learners.

How to Write a Business Report
Examples and discussion of how to write a business report and other important company documents.

How to Write a Business Memo
Examples and discussion of how to write a business memo and other important company documents.

How to Write a Business Email
Examples and discussion of how to write a business email and other important company documents.

Adjusting a Claim
Example business letter for a claim adjustment letter.

Basic Business Letters
A guide to the basics of writing business letters including common salutations, requests and an example letter. By your About.com ESL guide.

Business English Reference
Top business English books for English as special purposes learners and teachers. These books can help you improve your English for specific business situations.

Business and Commercial Letters - Core Vocabulary
150 key words and phrases used for writing business and commercial letters. A must for both teachers and students who are focusing on English for writing business and commercial letters.

How to Write a Business Letter
The basics for most business letters are the same. Use this guide to help you write an effective business letter.

How to Write a Resume
Writing a Resume - curriculum vitae or CV - in English can be quite different than in your native tongue. This "how to" helps you develop a standard English resume.

Making a Claim
Example business letter for a claim letter.

Making a Sale - Sales Letter
Example business letter for placing an order at a company.

Making an Enquiry
Example guide to the basics of writing a letter of enquiry.

Placing an Order
Example business letter for placing an order at a company.

Replying to an Enquiry
Example guide to the basics of responding to a letter of enquiry.

Writing Your Resume
Writing a successful resume depends on many factors. Here is a simple guide to the basics of writing a good resume including an example resume.

Writing a Cover Letter
The cover letter should always be included when sending your resume or CV for a possible job interview. This letter of application serves the purpose or introducing you and asking for an interview. Here is an outline to writing a successful cover letter.

Emphatic Expressions - Strong Collocations
A guide to strong collocating emphatic expressions used in formal written and spoken English for English learners and ESL classes.

Capitalization Rules
Here is a detailed guide to capitalization rules especially created for ESL students. Each rule contains a number of examples.

Paragraph Writing
A guide to basic paragraph construction for use in English as a second language classes focusing on the main components of standard paragraphs.

Cover Letter - Successful Job Application Letters
The cover letter should always be included when sending your resume or CV for a possible job interview. Here is an outline to writing a successful cover letter. Included are examples of well-writen cover letters and useful language formulas.

Formal Letter Structure
A guide to formal letter structure especially written for English learners in ESL or EFL classes. This guide also provides standards formulas for common requests, offers of help and inquiring for information.

Types of Business Letters
This guide to different types of business letters provides a short introduction to some of the most important types of business letters in English for English learners who are interested in English for business purposes.

Business Plans
This overview of business plan writing is intended for English language learners. This overview provides essential elements in business plan writing, as well as a look at important terminology. It is intended as an introduction for English for Specific Purposes or business English classes.

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