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The Business of English Series

The Business of English

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About The Business of English

The Business of English is a 15-part series for intermediate to advanced English language learners, looking at the language used in everyday business situations such as meetings, presentations and negotiations.


Meet our presenter:

Brenton Whittle

Brenton's career in television spans more than 28 years and includes drama, panel shows, compering, children's programs, puppeteering, educational programs and commercials.

For 10 years he was co-presenter of 'The Book Place', a television program dedicated to instilling in young children the love of books and reading. Awards include the 1994 Asian Broadcasting Union award for Best Children's and Bronze Award winner at the 1998 New York Festivals.

He has also appeared in many motion pictures, including 'Shine' and 'Napoleon', and in documentaries and mini-series. He has won numerous awards for his advertising work as a writer and creative director, and a silver logie as an actor.

Brenton is also sought after for voice-over and compering work, and his clear and resonant speech makes him a perfect choice for presenting a program aimed at learners of English as a second language.

Meet the cast:

  • Dung Tran (Victor Tang)
    Sales Representative: Asia-Pacific Region Oceanwide Imports Ltd
  • Eliza Lovell (Denise)
    Managing Director: Acme Appliances Pty Ltd
  • James Edwards (Tan)
    Marketing Manager: Acme Appliances Pty Ltd
  • Lana Jones (Tammy and Sue)
    Legal Adviser: Oceanwide Imports Ltd (also Receptionist, Wilson and Wilson)
  • Linh Chung (Lin Chan)
    Sales Manager, Eriks Imports Ltd also: Sales Manager, Acme Appliances Pty Ltd
  • Patrick Duggin (Walter)
    Regional Manager: Oceanwide Imports Ltd
    Accounts Manager: Acme Appliances Pty Ltd
  • Patrick Frost (Sam Eriks)
    Chief Executive Officer: Eriks Imports Ltd
    Dr Sam Eriks: Professor of Fruitology, Dubbo University