What Every Teacher of Business English Needs to Know

What Every Teacher of Business English Needs to Know

Susan Verner
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Business English is a unique but rewarding subject to teach.

Students have specific needs and look for a very practical application of their newly learned language skills. When it is your job to get your business English students comfortable and fluent and ready for the working world, these articles may help you in the process.

Teaching Business English? Here’s What You Need to Know

  1. 1

    8 Tips on Becoming a Successful Corporate Teacher

    Whether a school or a private business employs you, students of business English have certain expectations for their teachers. This article will give you the keys you need to be successful as a teacher of business English.

  2. 2

    Business English Lessons: Successful Activities

    The time has come and you find yourself in front of a classroom full of business English students. What now? Here are some suggestions for where to start when business is the business of the day.

  3. 3

    How to Teach Business English: Employment

    Business students may have some stark differences from the typical ESL student, but teaching business is not very different from teaching general ESL classes. The main goal in either case is proficiency in a second language. This article walks you through the steps you can take when teaching business material to your class, and you may find that you already do many of them.

  4. 4

    Top Ten Websites for Business English Teachers

    Whether you teach ESL in a classroom, one on one, with academic students, children or business clients, the internet is one of your best resources. Here are some websites that are particularly useful for the business English teacher.

  5. 5

    Teaching English One-On-One: Tips and Tricks for a Perfect Lesson

    Many ESL teachers working with business English students have the advantage of working with students individually rather than in a classroom setting. If this is where you find yourself, check out these tips on being the best one-on-one teacher you can be.

  6. 6

    It’s Just Business: 4 Great Business Activities You Can Do With Your ESL Class

    Talking about business is one thing, running a business is something entirely different. Give your students a chance to try some real business moves with these activities for your business ESL classroom.

  7. 7

    15 Activities that Your Business English Students Will Love

    The business English student may be different from many other types of ESL students, but they still want class to be interesting and they also want to have fun once in a while. Here are some activities you can do with your business English students that will bring a little fun into the classroom without being childish.

  8. 8

    How to Teach Correspondence to Your ESL Students: Writing Business Letters

    One of the most important skills any businessperson needs is the ability to write an appropriate letter in English. This article will walk you and your students through the process of writing that oh so important business letter.

How to Teach Your ESL Students Job Application Skills

You may be teaching a business English class, but all students who do business in English will benefit from learning about and walking through the job application process. The following articles make up a series that will walk your students through that process from start to finish.

  1. 1

    The Job Hunt

    Help your students look for and find the job that is a perfect to their skills and experience.

  2. 2

    The Resume

    Teach your students what information human resources directors are looking for and how to give them just that.

  3. 3

    The Cover Letter

    A cover letter is not just like any other letter. Learn what makes this letter different and how to write one perfectly.

  4. 4

    The Interview

    How confident are your students in their speaking skills? This lesson will help them feel prepared when their speaking skills are put to the test in an interview for the perfect job.

What are the keys to your success as a business English educator? What do you know now that you wish someone had told you before the first day? Share your thoughts below. We want to know.

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