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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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