109 episodes

A podcast for people who use English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL/EFL) in their work environment and want to improve their overall language skills. In each episode, hosts Skip Montreux, Dez Morgan, and Samantha Vega discuss Business news making headlines around the world. Through their discussions, Skip, Dez and Samantha introduce English vocabulary & phrases related to business, review grammar, and identify cultural differences found in International business situations. An excellent way to improve listening comprehension skills, keep up with business trends, and advance your career.

Down to Business English: Business News to Improve your Business English Skip Montreux, Dez Morgan & Samantha Vega | Business English Instructors

    • Education
    • 4.7 • 26 Ratings

A podcast for people who use English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL/EFL) in their work environment and want to improve their overall language skills. In each episode, hosts Skip Montreux, Dez Morgan, and Samantha Vega discuss Business news making headlines around the world. Through their discussions, Skip, Dez and Samantha introduce English vocabulary & phrases related to business, review grammar, and identify cultural differences found in International business situations. An excellent way to improve listening comprehension skills, keep up with business trends, and advance your career.

    Facebook under fire ... again

    Facebook under fire ... again

    Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega discuss the recent whistleblower leaks coming out of Facebook.

    Is the social media giant putting profit over people? What is the Facebook news feed algorithm designed to do?

    Listen in for the answers to these questions and more.

    • 23 min
    Vertical Farming

    Vertical Farming

    Skip Montreux and Dez Morgan explore the relatively new concept of Vertical Farming. What are the advantages and disadvantages of farming this way? Is it the future of commercial agriculture?

    • 19 min
    Corporate fraud and criminality

    Corporate fraud and criminality

    Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega discuss two corporate legal cases. The bankruptcy of Purdue Pharma and the fraud trial of Elizabeth Holmes, CEO of the bio-tech company Theranos.

    • 4 min
    Ten years of Tim Cook

    Ten years of Tim Cook

    Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega take a look at Tim Cook’s career. What did he do before he joined Apple? How did he become Apple’s CEO? How has Apple grown under 10 years of Tim Cook as CEO?

    • 21 min
    China's regulation crackdown

    China's regulation crackdown

    Skip Montreux and Dez Morgan discuss the various regulations the Chinese government has introduced over the past year.

    What is behind this trend to regulate different sectors of the Chinese economy?

    • 20 min
    Scarlett Johansson vs. Disney

    Scarlett Johansson vs. Disney

    Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega discuss Scarlett Johansson’s lawsuit against Disney over the release of Marvel’s Black Widow

    Why did she file this lawsuit? What is Disney’s reaction?

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Mockeo ,

Valuable programming

This is not only an excellent ESL program, but an excellent business news analysis program as well - top notch quality. I've lived and worked in the US for more than 30 years with an MBA. Nevertheless, after listening to 3 podcasts I am hooked. The measured pace of speech in the podcast dramatically increased my comprehension of complex business topics: Forex, Google Vs. Apple, etc. I never speak that slow myself. But what a difference it makes to have enough time to reconstruct in my mind what I have just heard.

Thank you.

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