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jools230575



Joined: 30 Apr 2006
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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2006 3:54 pm    Post subject: Help with business English Reply with quote

Hi there

I am just coming to the end of my TESOL course and I was thinking about business English as a possible teaching ground.

Could anyone out there offer any advice as to the pitfalls of this area of EFL?

Also. Are there any good books out there on business English with model lesson plans or other such material Question

Before my training as an EFL teacher I worked in local government for 7 long years so I am hoping this might provide a good start with how to teach BE

Thanks for any help!

Jools
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emile



Joined: 31 May 2004
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Location: SE Asia

PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2006 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your work in local government will be of use if you were involved in meetings, interviews, project planning and all that kind of stuff that comes up in Business English.

A lot of people prefer to teach general English first, since BE is more specialised, but on the other hand I've heard others say BE is a larger market (because most adult learners need BE for their jobs).

Pitfalls? I find a lot of companies send their staff for a 'business writing course' when their actual complaint is lack of grammatical accuracy. Then later after you've taught them how to write effectively and format documents properly, the HR complains that they still make grammar errors.

Try any of the Cambridge press books for starters.

7 'long' years ... I like that. Very Happy Welcome to teaching.




my site: www.roadtogrammar.com
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adamjdaen



Joined: 21 Jun 2006
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 2:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try the Market Leader text books - I have used them in Korea and China and they are great.
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michael drummond



Joined: 24 Jun 2006
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 6:45 am    Post subject: teaching resource for mid level to established students Reply with quote

reetings,

I would like to bring to everyone's attention a very interesting and powerful resource: http://www.democracynow.org/.

What you will find is that they present a discussion of current social topics with the complete transcript in the same page.

On this site on the homepage, look on hte left column that says 'archives' and then click on 'browse archives by date'. Once there, click, for example, on May 2006, then click on Headlines for May 31, 2006. You will then find that the day's news is read with all the transcripts below...

This site's host is Amy Goodman. Her pronunciation of English is slow, clear and perfect for more advanced students...

The site is full of these transcripts and video files. I would greatly appreciate any feedback on the use of this resource.

Best regards.

Michael
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