English for Business and Entrepreneurship - Online Course | Alison

English for Business and Entrepreneurship

Improve your English language skills in business and entrepreneurship with this free online course.

Free Course
This free online English language course is designed to teach non-native English speakers about doing business and entrepreneurship through English. In this course you'll learn about entrepreneurship, identifying business opportunities, conducting market research, creating business plans, and a range of other important skills through readings and video lectures to help you achieve your English language and business goals.





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This free online English for Business and Entrepreneurship course will enable you to learn the English language skills necessary to succeed in the international workplace. You will explore business English through authentic readings and video lectures, while learning about business vocabulary and concepts. The course begins by providing an introduction to the concept of entrepreneurship by examining business ideas, products, and opportunities. You will also learn about the basics of market research, including how to identify an opportunity as an entrepreneur.

Next, you will focus on business plans, why they are important, and you will practice creating your own business plan. In the final part of the course, you will be presented with the basics for funding a business, the various means of sourcing funds as an entrepreneur such as debt-financing, equity-financing, and crowdfunding. You will learn how to create a persuasive presentation, or pitch, based on your business plan and the art of creating an effective hook to be used in making a great pitch.

This course is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in learning more about the global business economy. It will also be of interest to students and researchers who are seeking ways to develop and communicate effective business plans and source funds for business ideas in the world of entrepreneurship. So why wait? Start this course and improve your English language skills today!

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Develop effective reading strategies
  • Use comparative language
  • Outline the listening strategies
  • List the key steps in conducting market research
  • Discuss the basic components of business plans
  • Compare ways to obtain funding for a start-up
  • Identify vocabulary to discuss plans and goals for funding a business


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