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Business English One-to-One... any tips?

 
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pigletdoglet



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:11 pm    Post subject: Business English One-to-One... any tips? Reply with quote

As per the title! Am about to embark on a fairly intensive one to one tuition course with an Italian business man who wants to study business English as well as a load of grammar. I've not done much in the way of this before so just after any tips the more experienced among you might have!

It will be 12 hours a week (on top of my regular schedule which is currently at around 26 hours a week). Two two hour sessions during the week and two 3 hour sessions at weekends. I've never taught a 3 hour session before!! Eeek!

Look forward to hearing your suggestions and recommendations and tips and everything else you can say to me! Smile

Cheers,
Lizzie.
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kirstindijon



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:44 pm    Post subject: One on One teaching Reply with quote

Hi there,

I've been teaching one on one business English for just under a year now, and sometimes it can be more demanding on your energy as the students don't feed off of each other's contributions if they're alone. But I think it's great that it really gives yan opportunity to help the student where they need it. Definitely have some goals that you'd like to achieve with each class, but be flexible - if you notice a reoccurring problem, take the time (especially when you have a 2-3 hour time-slot) to really iron it out with them.

You might like to check out my blog at http://eslteachingtales.wordpress.com/ - it has some of my reflections on business teaching, and one on one ideas
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silencedobetter



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Teaching adults can be a challenge especially business English. You may divide the lessons to writing, conversation and presentation- some of the basic skills necessary int he business setting. Teach him how to write and how to respond to a business letter. Prepare common business dialogues. And guide him in preparing a business presentation in English.
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Sally Olsen



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All my business students wanted to know slang and swear words so they could deal with the after hours meetings.
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