The need for Business English is clear—across industries, job functions and countries
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The Business English Index
Since 2009, GlobalEnglish has polled global workers to quantify their Business English proficiency and examine the resulting data in the Business English Index (BEI) study. Today, the BEI has become the benchmark of Business English competency in the global workplace.
2013 Business English Index Report
Two recent groundbreaking studies—the 2013 Business English Index (BEI) and the Globalization of English (GOE) report—confirm the primacy of Business English as the de facto language of business
2012 Business English Index Report
The latest results from the 2012 BEI (based on a survey of 108,000 global employees) illustrate that a lack of Business English proficiency is continuing to threaten global productivity and output.
Learn why Business English is a strategic imperative
Introducing three new perspective papers and the results and analysis of the 2013 Business Impact Study: Global companies report dramatic business gains within days of implementing a new approach to English learning.
Perspective Paper: Classroom Training
You may already offer some of your employees traditional Business English classroom training. But how do you know if all those months in the classroom are paying off? If you suspect traditional classroom training isn’t good enough to meet the demands of global business, your doubts are well founded.
Perspective Paper: Diverse Employee Needs
Your employees could be more productive if they improved their Business English skills. But with most workers unable to carve out time for traditional classroom instruction and others needing more specialized training and support, a rigid, uniform approach to Business English instruction will leave too many employees behind.
Perspective Paper: Limited Budget
Every year, your learning and development budget is shrinking, even as your stakeholders’ expectations are rising. But if your employees lack the Business English competency they need to take full advantage of the leadership, compliance, team building and other skills training you’ve provided them, you’re putting all those essential learning and development investments at risk.
Measuring the Impact of Merging Business English Learning and Working
Review an in-depth analysis of the research, including key findings, success stories and conclusions.
The challenge: Manage talent on a global basis
According to a McKinsey & Company report, fewer than 1 in 5 graduates in emerging markets are suitable for employment at multinational companies. You need to quickly, accurately and cost-effectively identify suitable talent and expand your talent pool—download any of the following reports or white papers to transform your talent management programs.
GlobalEnglish One Assessment STEP+ Whitepaper
The purpose of this paper is to describe the GlobalEnglish One Assessment STEP+, an online, computer adaptive test used by global professionals and international organizations to assess Business English
White Paper: Improve Global Competitiveness by Breaking the Business English Barrier
As more organizations engage in global business, English has become critical to their success. Research shows that 92% of global employees say that English is required to do their jobs, yet only 7% think their Business English is strong enough for work in global business
7 Myths of Language Learning
There’s a good chance you believe at least one thing about language learning that is based on a long-held myth, unsupported by empirical evidence. And as good communication becomes even more critical to global business success, clearing up these myths becomes more important than ever