Online Dictionaries and Language Tools

Target Audience: Secondary, tertiary.

Language Proficiency: Variable, according to task.

Learning Focus: Language support for other Business English activities.

Technology Needed: Web browser software.


The Internet offers a useful array of dictionary, reference, and language tools at no cost. Following are examples of some that may be of use in a Business English context.

Media-Based Activities and Lesson Plans for Business English

Business-Specific Reference

Business-Specific Dictionary and Thesaurus Tools

Countries and Maps



Business Writing Resources

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