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  1. economics
    science dealing with the circulation of goods and services
    This is the VOA Special English Economics Report.
  2. jargon
    technical terminology characteristic of a particular subject
    For example, he tells his students to avoid jargon and other specialized terms that people might not know in their own language.
  3. involve
    contain as a part
    But effective communication involves more than just words.
  4. source
    the place where something begins
    Or, as she puts it, to "off- source."
  5. entry
    the act of going in
    The students learn about writing market entry studies.
  6. institute
    set up or lay the groundwork for
    The Institute of International Education in New York says engineering is the second most popular field, in case you were wondering.
  7. factor
    anything that contributes causally to a result
    KAY WESTERFIELD: "While cost remains a major factor in decisions about where to off-source, the quality of the labor pool is gaining importance, and this includes English language skills."
  8. seek
    try to locate, discover, or establish the existence of
    At the University of Richmond, teams of graduate students work with companies seeking to enter the American market.
  9. ability
    the quality of having the means or skills to do something
    Still, Kay Westerfield says the ability of local workers to speak English is becoming more important to companies looking to move operations to other countries.
  10. provide
    give something useful or necessary to
    Also, she says English skills often provide a competitive edge for business students when they seek jobs.
  11. major
    greater in scope or effect
    KAY WESTERFIELD: "While cost remains a major factor in decisions about where to off-source, the quality of the labor pool is gaining importance, and this includes English language skills."
  12. labor
    any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
    KAY WESTERFIELD: "While cost remains a major factor in decisions about where to off-source, the quality of the labor pool is gaining importance, and this includes English language skills."
Created on January 23, 2011

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