Move into the world of teaching business English with IH London

 

The course explores the challenges and opportunities of teaching Business English, working with business clients and using business resources. The course looks at teaching main Business Topics and Business Skills and explores the most suitable approaches, methodology and techniques in teaching Business English. We will also outline some of the latest trends in Business English teaching and give participants the opportunity to try these new methods.

 

This course takes place online.

 

Who is this course for?

The course is ideal for qualified teachers who want to move into teaching Business English or who are already teaching some Business English and want to expand their ideas.  It is also suitable for ESP teachers who are interested in specialising in business English.

 

What will you achieve?

By the end of this course you will have:

  • A clear understanding of the main differences between General English and Business English and this impacts on your teaching practice
  • Developed an understanding of the main areas of Business English teaching, including assessment, business skills, developing materials, and designing a course around the needs of your students
  • An understanding of how to select and adapt suitable authentic materials, and incorporate them into your classes in an impactful way
  • An awareness of a wide range of Business English resources at your disposal as a Business English teacher
  • Explored a range of teaching methodologies, as well as new trends in Business English teaching

 

Course outline

During the course you will discuss the following:

  • Business English teacher, students, resources;
  • Business topics: Management, Marketing, Finance, etc.
  • Business skills: Presentations, Negotiations, Email writing, etc.
  • Lexical approach, TBL, case studies, etc.
  • Latest trends in Teaching Business English.

Sample Timetable

 

Saturday 1

 

–       Brief students’ introductions and discussion of their teaching experience

–       Business English: main characteristics of students, language, teachers, and resources

–       Needs analysis: programme negotiation

 

Saturday 2

 

–       Teaching methodology

–       Teaching lexis, using tasks and case studies

 

Saturday 3

 

–       Main Business topics: approach, techniques and resources

–       Main Business skills: approach, techniques and resources

–       Using authentic materials

 

Saturday 4

 

–       Language feedback and error correction

–       Assessment; main BE exams

–       Latest trends and directions for self-development.

 

Progress to

If you would like a longer course with an assessment and a recognised qualification, consider the Cert IBET.

 

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