ENGLISH LESSONS FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS
Companies
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Learn about successful companies from around the world

Starbucks Coffee - Beginner

Inspired by their favorite shop, Peet’s Coffee and Tea, three young entrepreneurs, Jerry Baldwin, Zev Siegel, and Gordon Bowker decided to pursue their dream of owning a coffee-store, and in 1971, Starbucks was born. They chose to name their new company after Captain Ahab’s first   Read more...

Amazon.com Online Shopping - Intermediate

Jeff Bezos founded Amazon.com in 1994. Like a lot of the wildly successful businesses today, Amazon.com began as a small garage-company in Seattle. The company started off as a bookselling website that grew at an incredible speed. With the promise to deliver any book anywhere   Read more...

Apple Tech Company - Intermediate

With a vision to make computers widely available to the public, Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne founded Apple on April 1, 1976. Wayne drafted the company’s partnership agreement and created the original logo. With his 10 percent stake to Jobs’ and Wozniak’s 45   Read more...

Nintendo Video Games - Intermediate

Today, Nintendo is one of the biggest names in the world of video games, but the company had very humble beginnings. Established in 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi under the name “Nintendo Koppai,” the company began making and selling playing cards called Hanafuda in Kyoto, Japan. Hanafuda means flower card   Read more...

Red Bull Energy Drink - Intermediate

Red Bull is an energy drink sold worldwide made with caffeine, taurine, B-vitamins, and sugars. In 2017 the company sold 6.3 billion cans in 171 countries and employed nearly 12,000 people. The company’s logo is of two charging red bulls in front of a yellow sun. Their motto is   Read more...

Microsoft Computers - Advanced

The computer software company known as Microsoft was started by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4th, 1975. Paul quit his job and Bill dropped out of Harvard University to start the company. They made $16,000 in sales in their first year of business. In 1978, just three years later,   Read more...

Rolex Timepieces - Advanced

In 1905, Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis created the Swiss luxury watch company Rolex in London, England that is today estimated to be worth around $8 billion. To understand the beginnings of the company one must first understand the different parts of a watch. The   Read more...

Nike Sports - Intermediate

The story of Nike begins with war. Nike was the Greek Goddess of Victory who, according to mythology, flew around battlefields rewarding worthy combatants with glory and fame. This name is now associated with the most valuable sports brand in the world. And it just   Read more...

Ferrari Cars - Beginner

If you like fast cars then you probably know about Ferrari. The company is known as a symbol of speed, luxury and excellence. Their colors are red and yellow and their logo features a black horse. This Italian sports car company currently based out of   Read more...