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Information on teaching ESL business classes

 
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omarfoley



Joined: 23 Jun 2011
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:08 am    Post subject: Information on teaching ESL business classes Reply with quote

Have you any Information on teaching ESL business classes for intermediate adults.

Is the only difference, that you teach business terminology?

Do you drill vocabulary, etc etc etc

Links to known and approved websites would be great


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JamesAtRealize



Joined: 09 Sep 2010
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Location: Kobe, Sanomiya, Japan

PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I teach various business classes.
The lesson style varies greatly depending on the number of students.

Under 10 students I try to keep my speaking time to a minimum and get them speaking as much as possible working over a few useful business phrases, appropriate for their level of course.

Over 10 students it starts to just get too boring for most students to wait their turn, and too much to try to pay attention to all the little groups if I split them up.

Something I like to do to is introduce 2 or 3 business oriented phrasal verbs each lesson, and challenge them to use it during the lesson.
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travelinman



Joined: 02 Sep 2011
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Location: Chile

PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Business English courses will often include the same grammar points as general courses, but will apply them to business functions: telephoning, meetings, presentations, etc. So the biggest differences between the two course types will be in the lexical and functional areas.

Depending on the material to be covered, I usually use the following: warmer, presentation, controlled practice, guided-production, free production, wrap-up or a teach-test-teach.

Generally, my goal is to get a lot of student talk-time and practice in the target material. For large classes pair-work is your friend. It will allow you to achieve a high percent of student talk time(STT), even with very large classes. Pair-work activities also free you up to circulate, monitor, guide and correct.

There are some great materials out there for reinforcing business functions: Business English Activities, Business Communication Activities and Business Roles. The Teacher's books for the major business English text line-ups (B*siness Result, M*rket Lead*r, also contain useful supplementary practice activities.


Business English Resources

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