Business English for the 21st Century

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9780132271653: Business English for the 21st Century

Appropriate for Courses in Business English and Business Communication with a grammar focus.  

 

Reorganized and streamlined for this edition, Business English for the 21st Century, Fourth Edition equips readers with the basic tools and techniques needed to be an effective writer. Using a simple yet comprehensive approach, it begins with the basic building blocks of English, moves through ordinary sentence structure to more sophisticated writing and self-editing skills, and encourages readers to learn more about the system of language. New to this edition are chapters clustered into thematic units, unit reviews, integrated author’s comments, PowerPoint slides, and proofreading exercises designed to prepare students for the challenges of business communication.

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Business for the 21st Century 4e by Ellison and Barry

 

The ability to communicate effectively is one the most critical skills needed in one's personal and professional life.  The first edition of this classic text, published over three decades ago, has improved the communication skills of thousands of students.  This edition continues in the same tradition by providing a straightforward approach to learning business English fundamentals.

 

Popular Retained Features:

  • Concise chapters concentrate on one topic at a time, thereby enabling students to master material before attempting to learn new material.
  • The Impact of Language, When Bad Grammar Happens to Good People, and A Word Tip from the Real World boxes supplement chapter discussions.

Features New to this Edition:

  • NEW streamlined text organization with 34 chapters grouped into 10 units, allowing instructors to easily pick and choose.
  • NEW end-of-unit Review and Post-tests identify learned material and material that needs additional review.
  • NEW Proofreading Exercise in each chapter

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