Business Express is a self-instructional business English course designed
for students with a basic knowledge of English. The combination of seeing
the live image, hearing the spoken word, reading the written word, and,
most importantly, speaking to your video instructors, powerfully locks
the language into memory. In each lesson, you will be asked questions
by your video instructors about the acted scenes you have just viewed.
Then, you have time to respond verbally and to compare your responses
with professional speakers. This interactive approach guarantees rapid
progress and excellent retention of what you have learned.
Learn Useful Information
Business Express contains three video cassettes and a comprehensive
workbook. As you work through the course, you will follow two young
entrepreneurs as they go from the planning stages of opening a business
to running a successful corporation. The course is divided into ten
lessons covering: general economy, relevant legal and banking considerations,
loans, mortgages, buying and selling real estate, employment, marketing,
advertising, sales, supplies and packaging. Additionally, each lesson
contains a comprehensive vocabulary building section which employs video
screens, graphs, charts, and photographs.
Dedicated to Excellence
Established over fifteen years ago, American Video Language Institute
Inc. has become the leader in the video language learning industry because
of its policy of intensive research and product refinement enabling
them to provide the highest quality and most effective language courses
available. Both Business Express and its basic English course Speak
to Me have received 4 star awards for excellence in content
and quality from ABC-Clio Video Rating Guide for Libraries.
An Excellent Investment
English, the primary language of travel and international business,
will be needed even more than it is today as the global economy increasingly
becomes a reality. A knowledge of business English will increase your
self-confidence and enhance your career and business opportunities.
An investment in learning business English is truly an investment in
The Business Express Package comes with:
- Three video cassettes
- One comprehensive workbook
The following review by Lynda F. Whitton-Henley is taken from the ABC
Clio's Video Rating Guide for Libraries. The review is of the previous
edition of Business Express (2001), which had 7 videos and 4 audiotapes.
The producers of this program have created a multimedia package
for those interested in learning or improving their understanding and
speaking of business English.
The seven videos (45-50 minutes each) and four audio cassettes (60
minutes each) come in a convenient carrying case with two small workbooks.
The workbooks include the video script, vocabulary definitions and exercises,
and a list of vocabulary words. The workbooks are available in Spanish,
Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese. Each lesson is sequenced in a logical
order. The video, audio cassettes, and workbooks break up each lesson
with question periods and time or space to answer them.
Business Express may be used at home, at the office, or as a supplement
to a school or university program. Modern, everyday business terminology
is incorporated into typical steps in opening a business, setting up
a bank account, buying and selling real estate, and employment procedures.
Production qualities are excellent. The settings change appropriately
with the discussion; they are usually simple, with emphasis on the conversations
between the actors and the narrator. The videos enable the student to
visualize the words being learned, while the audio tapes are convenient
and reinforce the videos.
The English as a Second Language (ESL) student or businessperson will
be challenged by this series and benefit from seeing the discussions
take place in appropriate business settings. The international business
person will gain from seeing how business is done in the United States.
This series would be appropriate for high schools, community colleges,
university business colleges, and public libraries providing materials
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