I've added the audio series "English at Work" (from BBC Learning English) to the Business English > "Business Audio" section of ESL Links.
It's a story of people working in an SME (small or medium-sized enterprise) and they talk about a lot of typical business problems and use typical business English vocabulary.
It deals with topics like getting customers, disagreements between coworkers, pleasing the boss, business ethics, competing for promotion, holding meetings, making phone calls, and idioms often used in business.
Each episode is quite short (usually just a couple of minutes). And you can download the MP3 files (so that you can listen to them on your phone or media player) and PDF files with the script of the episode, so that you can also read what they say.
I've also linked to the version for China, which gives extra commentary, vocabulary & explanation in Chinese.
I feel it's a great way to get some practice listening to business English in a way that's interesting and funny (because it's series of stories with actors, not just someone reading business news). It also provides some insight into British business culture.
English is spoken in many places. As a result, it is also spoken in many ways. There are differences in vocabulary, idioms, grammar and accent.
The two main varieties of English are British English (abbreviated BrE) and American English (AmE).
The differences in grammar are minor, but differences in vocabulary and accent can sometimes be a problem, even for native English speakers.
So here are some links to help ESL students.
G.A.L.E.S.L. / joe3
Some tips and links on learning English.