142 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

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    • 4.7 • 27 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.

    The Commonwealth

    The Commonwealth

    Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega talk about The Commonwealth.

    What is the history of this intergovernmental organization?
    What are its goals?
    What does the future hold for The Commonwealth now that Queen Elizabeth II has passed?

    Listen in to learn the answers to these questions and more.

    • 26 min
    The Dismissal of Lisa LaFlamme

    The Dismissal of Lisa LaFlamme

    Samantha Vega and Skip Montreux report on the dismissal of Canadian News Anchor Lisa LaFlamme.

    Who is Lisa LaFlamme?
    Why did CTV dismiss her when she was at the top of her game?
    Is this a case of ageism in the workplace or was it a good business decision?
    How is the Canadian public and businesses reacting to her departure?

    Listen in to learn the answers to these questions and more.

    • 28 min
    The Metaverse

    The Metaverse

    Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega talk about the Metaverse.

    What is the metaverse?
    Who is building the metaverse?
    What changes will the metaverse bring to the way we use the internet and do business?

    Listen in to learn the answers to these questions and more.

    • 23 min
    Hayabusa2 & Asteroid Mining

    Hayabusa2 & Asteroid Mining

    Skip Montreux tells Samantha Vega about the Hayabusa2 space mission to retrieve a sample from a near-earth asteroid. They also report on the very new industry of asteroid mining.

    What did the Hayabusa missions accomplish?
    Is it possible to mine gold, platinum, and other metals from an asteroid … and make a profit?
    What is the business model around this idea?

    Listen in to learn the answers to these questions and more.

    • 9 min
    Job shortages in the airline industry

    Job shortages in the airline industry

    Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega discuss the labor shortage in the airline industry.

    Why are airlines and airports so short staffed?
    What problems are travelers facing in Europe and the US?
    Is there an end in sight to all of these issues?

    Listen in to learn the answers to these questions and more.

    • 7 min
    Economic crisis in Sri Lanka

    Economic crisis in Sri Lanka

    Skip Montreux and Dez Morgan look at the causes of the economic crisis in Sri Lanka.

    What caused this crisis?
    How are international organizations trying to help?
    Will the country be able to recover from this turmoil?

    Listen in to learn the answers to these questions and more.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Loan_K ,

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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