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Valentine's Day

Roses are red, violets are blue, and a Valentine’s lesson is coming to you! Happy Valentine’s Day! We have a special Valentine’s Day lesson today. We hope you’re celebrating the holiday because today you’ll what you need to do before Valentine’s Day....

Host: John, Cynthia

Published: February 14, 2014

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Finding a Career Mentor

Feeling like you need someone help getting to the next level of your career? Maybe you need a career mentor? Well, in today’s lesson find out who can be your potential mentor and how to ask them....

Host: John, Cynthia
Grammar: Using_Even_if

Published: February 07, 2014

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Exhibiting at a Conference

Do you have a product or service that you want to exhibit at a conference? In today’s lesson learn how to reserve an exhibition booth for a conference!...

Host: John, Cynthia
Grammar: Usage_of_May

Published: February 05, 2014

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Voicemail Messages

The phone is ringing but there's no answer! Don't give up. Just learn how to leave a simple message in today's beginner lesson....

Host: John, Cynthia
Grammar: prepositions

Published: February 03, 2014

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Employee Retention

Having an employee leave the company can be a good thing, but losing a good employee can be tough. In today's lesson learn how to retain the valuable employees....

Host: John, Cynthia
Grammar: Usage_of_Nor

Published: January 31, 2014

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Print and Scan

An office worker needs to scan and print everyday. Find out how to get help scanning and printing your document in today's lesson....

Host: John, Cynthia
Grammar: Just

Published: January 27, 2014

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RSVP and Dress Code

There's a dinner party and you're invited! But the invitation says to RSVP. What should you do? What should you wear?It's all in today's elementary lesson....

Host: John, Cynthia
Grammar: RSVP

Published: January 22, 2014

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Congratulations

A friend has good news to share! Find out what the good news is and what to say in today’s beginner lesson....

Host: John, Cynthia

Published: January 20, 2014

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Corporate Training Programs

Is your corporate training program dull and outdated? Well, in today’s lesson we‘ll discuss some ideas on how to improve your training program, so listen up!...

Host: John, Cynthia
Grammar: Using_gamify

Published: January 17, 2014

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Getting a Credit Card

What do you do if you need money but don’t have any? That’s right, apply for a credit card! Find out how in today’s intermediate lesson....

Host: John, Cynthia
Grammar: Clauses

Published: January 15, 2014

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22 Immutable Laws of Branding

Have you heard of the 22 immutable laws of branding? In today's lesson you'll hear about what a few of those laws are, and how to use them to create a globally recognized brand....

Host: John, Cynthia
Function: summarizing

Published: January 13, 2014

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Meeting a New Client

A new potential client just walked in the door! Are you ready to greet her? Will you get the sale?Be ready to meet a new client at any time after listening to today's intermediate lesson....

Host: John, Cynthia

Published: January 10, 2014

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Making a Bank Transfer

Time to go to the bank again in today’s elementary lesson. Our friendly banker will help you make a bank transfer and much more!...

Host: John, Cynthia
Grammar: Make_or_do

Published: January 08, 2014

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Non-Compete Clauses

Signing a non-compete clause? In today's lesson we'll hear a conversation between an HR director and the new senior level employee they just hired....

Host: John, Cynthia
Grammar: Usage_of_Non

Published: January 03, 2014

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Office Christmas Party

It's that time of year again, Christmas! In today's lesson, we have three colleagues discussing their Christmas plans during a Christmas party. One of them is from a country that doesn't celebrate Christmas, so she's learning about what do during the Christmas holiday....

Host: John, Cynthia
Grammar: Me_vs._Mine

Published: December 25, 2013

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Big Numbers

Today's lesson is a chocolate lover's dream come true! Learn how to talk about hundreds, thousands, even millions of pieces of chocolate....

Host: John, Cynthia
Grammar: How_many?

Published: December 23, 2013

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Negotiation Skills

Do you want to improve your negotiation skills? In today’s lesson, we’ll hear a professor give a lecture on negotiation skills. So listen and learn how to become a good negotiator!...

Host: John, Cynthia
Grammar: Usage_of_Tend

Published: December 20, 2013

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Opening a Meeting

In part one of this two-part subject, learn some important phrasesto help you open your business meeting....

Host: John, Cynthia

Published: December 18, 2013

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Time Zones

Hello? What time is it there? If you have to call someone in a different time zone, today’s elementary lesson is for you!...

Host: John, Cynthia

Published: December 16, 2013

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Market Entry Strategy

Entering a new foreign market? In today’s lesson, you’ll hear a dialogue between two executives who are considering expanding their business into Latin America. Listen to this lesson and learn what marketing strategies you should consider....

Host: John, Cynthia

Published: December 13, 2013

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Cash Flow Report

In today’s lesson we have a finance manager and the boss going over the latest cash flow statement. Listen to this lesson and learn how to walk your boss through a cash flow statement....

Host: John, Cynthia

Published: December 04, 2013

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Wi-Fi

In today’s lesson we are at a coffee shop and want to use the free Wi-Fi. What question do you need to ask? Hint: the answer is “I love coffee!”...

Host: John, Cynthia

Published: December 02, 2013

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Renting a Car

Decisions, decisions! In today’s elementary lesson, see how to get the car you need (but maybe not the one you want!) at the car rental company....

Topic: rent, car, travel
Host: John, Cynthia

Published: November 29, 2013

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Attending a Conference

Attending a conference can feel overwhelming. It is necessary that you connect with fellow attendees, look your best and learn something important. In today’s lesson, you’ll learn about attending a business conference and how to get the most out of it....

Host: John, Cynthia

Published: November 27, 2013

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Credit Card Problems

You are at the shopping mall ready to buy something. But will your credit card work? Find out what to do if you have credit card problems in today’s lesson. ...

Host: John, Cynthia

Published: November 25, 2013

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Business Trip to London

Your coworker is back from an important business trip! Find out how to ask him about it in today's elementary lesson....

Host: John, Cynthia

Published: November 22, 2013

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Discussing Employment Contract Renewal

Have you had much experience in discussing your contract renewal? Today you’ll hear all about it. In this lesson, you’ll hear an employee and his employer talk about the contract renewals. Get ready to jot down some notes!...

Host: John, Cynthia

Published: November 20, 2013

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Airport Announcement

Ready for take-off? Not quite. There’s a delay in your flight. Get all the details by listening to the airport announcement in today’s lesson....

Host: John, Cynthia

Published: November 18, 2013

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PowerPoint Presentation Tips

Are your PowerPoint presentations not what they could be? In today’s lesson, you’ll learn how to improve on your PowerPoint presentation and you’ll get some suggestions on how to captivate your audience....

Host: John, Cynthia

Published: November 15, 2013

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360-Degree Feedback

Have you heard of the 360-degree feedback review? Listen to today’s lesson and find out what it is, how to use it and how it can improve your performance. Also, we’ll hear some tips on what to stay away from when using this method....

Host: John, Cynthia
Grammar: Whom_vs._Who

Published: November 13, 2013

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IPO

Did you hear about Facebook’s valuation increasing? Or Dell’s massive buy-out? Well if you haven’t we’ll keep you up-to-date on current events in today’s lesson. We’ll clarify what all this Wall Street jargon means!...

Host: John, Cynthia
Grammar: Using_Due_To

Published: November 08, 2013

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Product Diversification

Product diversification! Is it a good thing or a bad thing? In today’s lesson, we’ll hear two execs talk about diversification strategy. Listen to what some of the pros and cons are. Hopefully you’ll learn to make the best possible decision when it comes to product diversification....

Host: John, Cynthia

Published: November 06, 2013

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Considering an MBA Program

Are you considering getting an MBA? If you are, then listen to today’s lesson. In the dialogue, we have two friends talking about MBA programs. One person is considering getting an MBA and the other already has one....

Host: John, Cynthia

Published: October 30, 2013

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Automated Phone Message

Are you ready to fly? Listen to today’s beginner lesson, and get ready to travel with American Airlines....

Host: John, Cynthia
Grammar: Imperative

Published: October 28, 2013

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Scheduling a Fed-Ex Pickup

Sending a document by Fed-Ex will be easy after listening to this lesson!...

Host: John, Cynthia

Published: October 25, 2013

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Housekeeping

In today’s dialogue, we have a housekeeper knocking on the door of a hotel room. She wants to clean the room, but someone is inside.  In this lesson, you’ll learn how to tell the cleaning lady to come back later....

Host: John, Cynthia

Published: October 23, 2013

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Booking a Taxi

In today’s dialogue, a man is booking a taxi through the phone. The other person asks him when he needs the taxi, where it should get him and at what time. You’ll learn words and phrases on how to book a taxi in advance....

Host: John, Cynthia

Published: October 21, 2013

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Showing the Client Around the Office

In today’s lesson, you’ll learn how to give a client a tour around the office. An important client just flew in.  After spending the night in town, he comes into the office for a tour....

Host: John, Cynthia

Published: October 18, 2013

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Formatting a Word Document

Figuring out how to format a Word document can be tricky. But today you’ll learn how! In this lesson, we have two people talking about how to format a Word document. So if you don’t already know, take some notes....

Host: John, Cynthia
Function: giving_advice

Published: October 16, 2013

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Promoting Corporate Diversity

What do executives really talk about behind closed doors? Find out with today’s lesson as we overhear three executives discuss how to shake things up around the office....

Host: John, Cynthia

Published: October 14, 2013

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Managing Conflicts at the Workplace

Never have a bad Monday again! In today’s lesson listen to a corporate trainer explain how to avoid negative situations at work and just get along with everybody already....

Host: John, Cynthia

Published: October 11, 2013

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Account Management Skills

Where have all the clients gone? That's a question no manager wants to face! In today's lesson, one manager tackles this important topic with the company CEO and learns how to provide better account management....

Host: John, Cynthia

Published: October 09, 2013

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Formal Apologies

In today’s lesson, we’ll learn how to write a formal apology. We have an email from a company warning us that their store will be closed during the holiday....

Host: John, Cynthia

Published: October 07, 2013

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Brainstorming Tips

Today’s topic is brainstorming! If you want to know how to carry out a successful brainstorming session, then listen to this lesson. We have someone presenting to us tips on how to get the most out of your brainstorming sessions....

Host: John, Cynthia

Published: October 04, 2013

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Project Management Skills

Stressed out managers, unite! In today's lesson, you'll listen to a senior manager giving a junior manager some practical tips. See how to take control of your team, delegate, and gain some respect!...

Host: John, Cynthia

Published: October 02, 2013

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Can I Borrow Your Car?

In today’s dialogue, we have two friends talking. One person wants to borrow a car and the other is lending the car. Today, you’ll learn words and phrases for asking someone to borrow their car....

Host: John, Cynthia
Function: lending, borrowing

Published: September 30, 2013

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Effective Business Writing 2

This is the second part of a two-part presentation. In this presentation we hear more about writing effectively. Towards the end of the presentation Diana tells us about how to write short and simple emails. So listen up and learn how to improve your writing!...

Host: John, Cynthia

Published: September 27, 2013

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Clarifying a Client's Requirements

Ask the right questions, and you’ll get the right answers! Learn in today’s intermediate lesson how to keep your customer satisfied and keep their business....

Host: John, Cynthia

Published: September 25, 2013

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How Many Children Do You Have?

There are two co-workers talking about how big their families are. One person has four children and the other has one.  In today’s lesson, you’ll learn how to ask, “how many children do you have?”...

Host: John, Cynthia

Published: September 23, 2013

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Negotiating Service Contract Renewal

In today's lesson, you'll see how an IT sales rep closes the deal with a big client. Learn negotiating skills for your next sale!...

Host: John, Cynthia

Published: September 20, 2013

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