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Pepping Up Your Business English Coursebook
Pepping Up Your Business English Coursebook
Pepping Up Your Business English Coursebook
Pepping Up Your Business English Coursebook
Pepping Up Your Business English Coursebook
Pepping Up Your Business English Coursebook
Pepping Up Your Business English Coursebook
Pepping Up Your Business English Coursebook
Pepping Up Your Business English Coursebook
Pepping Up Your Business English Coursebook
Pepping Up Your Business English Coursebook
Pepping Up Your Business English Coursebook
Pepping Up Your Business English Coursebook
Pepping Up Your Business English Coursebook
Pepping Up Your Business English Coursebook
Pepping Up Your Business English Coursebook
Pepping Up Your Business English Coursebook
Pepping Up Your Business English Coursebook
Pepping Up Your Business English Coursebook
Pepping Up Your Business English Coursebook
Pepping Up Your Business English Coursebook
Pepping Up Your Business English Coursebook
Pepping Up Your Business English Coursebook
Pepping Up Your Business English Coursebook
Pepping Up Your Business English Coursebook
Pepping Up Your Business English Coursebook
Pepping Up Your Business English Coursebook
Pepping Up Your Business English Coursebook
Pepping Up Your Business English Coursebook
Pepping Up Your Business English Coursebook
Pepping Up Your Business English Coursebook
Pepping Up Your Business English Coursebook
Pepping Up Your Business English Coursebook
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Pepping Up Your Business English Coursebook

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Presentation slides from a workshop 28 March 2009 held at the VHS Ludwigsburg. …

Presentation slides from a workshop 28 March 2009 held at the VHS Ludwigsburg.
For links to sites mentioned and photos of participants, visit my blog: http://kalinago.blogspot.com - Pepping Up Your Business English Coursebook - 02 April 2009

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  • 1. Pepping Up Your Business English Course Book March 28, 2009 www.kalinago-english.com ©Karenne Sylvester Kalinago English http://kalinago.blogspot.com
  • 2. Why do Business English Textbooks need pepping?
  • 3. VHS Teacher Training Workshop 11.45 – 13.15 • Supplementing from the 10.00 – 11.30 Publishers – Books • Multiple Intelligences – Websites • Learner Styles 14.00 – 15.30 • Supplementing with authentic materials • What do your students want to learn? 15.45 – 17.00 • Creating materials yourself March 28, 2009 www.kalinago-english.com © Karenne Sylvester Kalinago English http://kalinago.blogspot.com
  • 4. What is intelligence?
  • 5. Who’s Who? (game)
  • 6. arn? ple le pe o w do Ho
  • 7. What Business skills do your students need to learn?
  • 8. What Business skills are you teaching? What language skills are you practising? How are you teaching them?
  • 9. If these men were your students and you had to teach them BE, how would you teach them?
  • 10. It’s not how smart you are, it’s how you are smart! Howard Gardner interview Common Miracles ABC 1993
  • 11. VHS Teacher Training Workshop 14.00 – 15.30 11.45 – 13.15 • Supplementing with authentic materials • Supplementing from the Publishers – Books 15.45 – 17.00 • Creating materials – Websites yourself • SWOT analysis March 28, 2009 www.kalinago-english.com © Karenne Sylvester Kalinago English http://kalinago.blogspot.com
  • 12. Supplementary Materials: Publishing Houses • BOOKS (http://tiny.cc/KEbks) InCompany Case Studies, Macmillan – Business English Pairwork, Penguin – Business Communication Games, OUP – Business English Teachers Resource Book, Pearson Longman – In Business, CUP – Business English Frameworks, CUP – Decisionmaker, CUP – Business Builder, Macmillan – Five Minute Activities for Business English, CUP –
  • 13. Supplementary Materials: Publishing Houses • WEBSITES – Macmillan – Pearson Longman *(Penguin) – Cambridge University Press – Oxford University Press – One Stop – Guardian Weekly
  • 14. Supplementary Materials: The Internet • Blogs Jamie Keddie (youtube & activities & more) – Kalinago English (lesson tips, worksheets & more) – Strictly4myteachers (grammar tips, ideas) – Sixthings.net (methodology, interviews, tips+++) – 24 minutes a day (tech-tips) – The Spelling Blog – Movie Segments to assess grammar goals – • Sites Breaking News (news articles & activities) – ESL Teachers Board – Handouts online – Teachit – BBC Learning English – • ??? What other sites have you downloaded stuff from?
  • 15. Supplementary Materials • Analyzing materials Strengths Weaknesses – Intelligence – Learner style – learner appeal Opportunities Threats – Business skills set – Language skills practice (activity)
  • 16. Educational psychologists point to three major sources of motivation in learning: •Learners’ natural interests =intrinsic satisfaction •Teacher/institute/employer’s approval =extrinsic satisfaction •Success in the task =satisfaction and reward Fisher, 1990
  • 17. VHS Teacher Training Workshop 15.45 – 17.00 14.00 – 15.30 • Creating activities & • Supplementing with materials yourself authentic materials – Why? – What? – How? – When? • Using the Internet to find materials for class March 28, 2009 www.kalinago-english.com © Karenne Sylvester Kalinago English http://kalinago.blogspot.com
  • 18. Authentic Materials • What is realia ? • Usage of realia: – Why? – What? – How? – When?
  • 19. Why should you use the Internet to source realia?
  • 20. Video: Teacher Tube: Pay Attention
  • 21. Authentic Materials For Business English students • Internet Options – Online Newspapers – Blogs – Company websites – YouTube – TED talks – I-tunes • What are you using with your students?
  • 22. Looking at some examples: Podcasts: The Economist, FTD, etc • Listening: The Patterns in Music + Personal MBA blog • Songs: The History of the Internet • Watching: Blogs: Seth Godin, Chris Brogan, Lifehacker, • Reading: Customer is not always right, DumbLittleMen and many, many, many, many, more…. Slideshare: Financial Crisis, Death by Powerpoint • Talking: Students’ blogging and twittering + other web2.0 • Writing:
  • 23. Authentic Materials • What are the key differences between material from the Publishers, materials from the ‛net and authentic materials? • Which do you use with whom? Why?
  • 24. Engage students in authentic tasks, assist students with producing knowledge bases that promote the application of information and diversity of thought; build learning communities that promote substantial, applicable learning. Brandt, 1992
  • 25. VHS Teacher Training Workshop 15.45 – 17.00 • Stuff you've made • SimplyConversationsTM • Principles for creating materials yourself and gettting your students creating: an action plan • Presentations & Reflection March 28, 2009 www.kalinago-english.com © Karenne Sylvester Kalinago English http://kalinago.blogspot.com
  • 26. Share: What have you made for your students?
  • 27. Kalinago English • SimplyConversationsTM • SimplyQuestsTM
  • 28. An Action Plan: How will you be pepping up your Business English courses in the future?
  • 29. VHS Teacher Training Workshop For conversation materials to support Business English classes: www.kalinago-english.com To purchase supplementary books for Business English classes: http://tiny.cc/KEbks For regular tips and lesson plans; information on workshops and tech-tips for ELT teachers: http://kalinago.blogspot.com For links to authentic materials and more: http://www.delicious.com/kalinagoenglish *simplyc:+++ © Karenne Sylvester Kalinago English
  • 30. Photo credits: Slide30 • www.flickr.com – Nassim Nicolas Taleb by Agathe B – Charging Bull by David Prior – Cosmos vs Diablas by Mike Baird – World's Best Boss by Kumar Appaiah

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