Business English Classes

ESL Textbook Review – Business Explorer Series

One of the most common goals students have is to sometime in the future use their English to get a promotion or start a new career. While there are many very good “standard” class textbooks and “discussion” class textbooks I’ve yet to find a business English textbook that I felt comfortable with. In today’s article we’re going to take a look at Cambridge University Press’s Business Explorer series. The Business Explorer series is a three level course designed for students who want to learn business English. The series covers the levels from beginner to lower intermediate and can be used with both group and private classes.

Example Business English Lesson Plan

Missing Sample convo 3 plus instructions to students to read conversation as teams , ect   Type of class Intermediate Business   English level Intermediate   Class time 60 minutes   Teaching key points Telephone English How to give a message How to take a message   Lesson plan Intro Sample Conversation Explanation of Key Phrases and Conversation Simple Practice- Listening and Match Memo Vocab Building-Similar Phrases Role Playing Activity with Cards   Step by step Intro First we are going to tell the class what they are going to study. I will go to the board and write the following: Telephone English How to give a message How to take a message   Sample Conversation #1 We’re going to start with three different sample conversations. Each sample conversation goes...

How to Teach Primary Key Points for English Classes

Most classes are going to have a primary objective that you want your students to learn. We usually call these “key points”. There are many different methods towards teaching these “key points” and today we are going to explain one of the more popular methods. It’s important to remember that simply explaining the sentence structure or the grammar point or whatever the key point is, is not enough. You need to explain it, you need to introduce it in a conversation, and you need to practice it in written form and a speaking form as well. Let’s take a look.   Primary Objective Method Warm Up Sample Conversation (with the key point) Key Point Explanations Key Point Simple Practice (Written) Key Point Spoken Practice Game/Activity (with key point) OR Simp...

Introduction to Business English Classes

Class Intro Business classes are English classes for business people or people who might find themselves in various business related situations. These situations can range anywhere from checking into a hotel on a business trip to sales and contract negotiations. It is common to have these types of classes when you are teaching at a company or a factory and occasionally you will also have these classes at conversation schools. There are a couple of different ways to approach these classes depending upon the students and their respective levels.   Types of Students There are many different types of students that will take this class. If you’re teaching at an English conversation school then more likely than not you’re going to have students who already have a decent amount of Engl...

Teaching Business English Secondary Key Points

Secondary Objective Methods Vocab Builder Listening Exercise Pronunciation Email Activity Telephone Practice Review Role Playing Activity Reading Activity Culture Focus Vocab Builder vocab builders are exactly what they sound like, exercises to build a student’s vocabulary. Generally your textbook should have a variety of different vocab builders within it. If it doesn’t then you can click here (insert link) to get some ideas. Vocabulary builders can be used in a couple of different ways. Occasionally I like to use vocabulary builders as a warm-up. I also like to use vocabulary builders when I need a 5 to 10 minute activity. This could be in the middle of a lesson, or could be at the end of the lesson. Vocabularies are also very useful before you go into any kind of role-playing acti...

An Introduction to Teaching Business English Classes

In this article we are going to go over some various methods that you can use when teaching a business English class. We will try to provide you with some variations to the basic plan and we will also try to provide you information that will help you teach different levels of students business English. It is important to remember that there is not one perfect way to teach any class. The information that you will find here is simply some methods that we have found useful to us when teaching our own business English classes.First let’s talk about some basic objectives for these classes.   Basic Objectives Business related vocabulary Formal English Listening skills Role-playing Business Reading and Writing Skills Grammatical Patterns/ Sentence Patterns   Business related vocab...

Lost Password

Register