Real life business content: Authentic video content introduces unit topics, exposing students to real English and the sorts of issues they may encounter in their careers.
Financial Times articles provide reading practice to build on the topics discussed in the videos, further exposing students to authentic English.
Students work on case studies that allow them to practice their business and communication skills in realistic professional contexts.
Building language skills: Students acquire functional language and practice all the skills, including writing, grammar and pronunciation.
The task-based approach incorporates presentation and practice, with a lot of communicative pair and group tasks and projects.
There are multiple opportunities for writing practice across all the lessons, with a full writing lesson in each unit.
Flexibility for teachers and learners: The course allows teachers to pick and choose lessons to suit their students. While units are linked by theme, each lesson stands alone and can be taught independently.
Additional resources, such as the Reading Bank, Writing Bank and Functional Language Bank, provide extra support for students, while teachers can use a range of extra activities to extend and add variety to a class.
Business Partner is a blended course where the coursebook works as a standalone component with signposts to a range of supplementary digital materials.