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Daniela Zallocco - Business in the Making


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  • 1. By Daniela Zallocco [email_address]
  • 2. I couldn´t get a good night sleep last night. Good thing we have English class today.
  • 3. Walking Teaching Quiz:
    • AGREE
    Don´t know
  • 4. What do you think?
    • Learning Business English is serious business.
    • Business English teachers should master the subjects they are teaching.
    • “ Chalk and Talk” is the most efficient way to teach Business English.
    • The most important thing about Business English is vocabulary.
    • There is no right or wrong way to teach Business English.
    • Students' and teachers' private life should be left out of the classroom.
  • 5. F L E X B U S I N E S S B I L I T Y
  • 6. Teaching Adults: What do they need?
    • Real language – UMM (useful, meaningful and memorable).
    • Updated material.
    • Topics that relate to them, to their business (specific vocabulary).
    • Assess their own progress.
    • Recycle, recycle, recycle!
  • 7. Work with what´s happening now Use tech wisely! Use real people to tell real stories Do some coaching!
  • 8. Our life saver: How can we download videos from the web?
    • Google “Commet Bird”
    • Download it into your computer .
    • You are ready to start downloading things from all over the web!
  • 9.
    • What’s happening now?
    With the help of Youtube, find videos on what`s happening now and use them with your students E.g:
  • 10. Business in the making!
    • Find out more about your students´ jobs. Find interesting and even funny videos about their line of business.
    • E.g:
  • 11. 3) Let them say it!
    • Use real stories from real people. This guarantees more a more active use of the language. Why would you say it if they can?
  • 12. Some more clues…
    • He never graduated from college.
    • He had cancer.
    • He is adopted.
    • Who is he?
  • 13. Steve Jobs
    • What does “Connecting the Dots” mean?
    • “ You can't connect the dots looking forward.
    • You can only do it looking backwards”
  • 14.
    • Take a minute and try to connect the dots in your life .
    • If I hadn’t………………., I wouldn`t have…………………………
    • If I hadn’t…………………, I wouldn`t have…………………………
    • If I hadn’t ……………….., I wouldn`t have…………………………
  • 15. Use tech wisely
    • Practise pronunciation and entonation :
  • 16. What does “learning” mean?
  • 17. To learn or not to learn…
    • “ To learn is to increase your capacity to accomplish what you desire, and in order to do so, you need to become aware of what you don’t know. You must know that there is a gap between what you want to accomplish and what you can. Then you must be willing to declare your inability to close that gap. You must always make that declaration to yourself and also to others. Then you have to make the commitment to learn.”
    • Freedy Kofman (Metamanagement)
  • 18. Learning steps:
    • Become aware of what “I don’t know”.
    • Be willing to admit it to yourself and others.
    • Commit to learn.
    • Freddy Kofman (Metamanagement)
  • 19. Becoming a better leader…
    • Look at the word TEACHER. Can you find a better job title to describe your job?
    • E.g.:
  • 20.  
  • 21.
    • Real language: UMM stands for U_________, M_________& M___________
    • You can’t connect the dots looking_______,
    • you can only do it looking__________
    • The three “learning steps” are:
    • a)___________
    • b)___________
    • c) ___________
  • 22. And remember…
    • There’s no failure,
    • there’s only feedback.
    • Don’t be afraid to
    • try new things!
  • 23. Further research
    • Molden, D. (1996) “Managing with the power of NLP” Pearson, London.
    • Sharma P. & Barrett B. (2007) “ Using technology in and beyond the language classroom” Macmillan Publishers
    • Nicholas C. Burbules and Thomas A. Callister, Jr., "Knowledge at the crossroads: Alternative futures of hypertext environments for learning," Educational Theory, Vol. 46 No. 1 (1996a): 23-50.
  • 24. Daniela Zallocco [email_address]