What Every Teacher of Business English Needs to Know
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Susan likes to enjoy every day to its fullest whether she is freelance writing, teaching homeschoolers, or developing her special talent of instigation. When she is not imagining sand castles or catching others off balance, she cooks, sings, reads and takes walks in the sunshine. She earned an M.A. from the University of Delaware in Linguistics and an M.A. from Trinity School for Ministry in Youth Ministry. She currently lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her wonderful husband and her three cheepy cockatiels.
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