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  • 1. Business EnglishBusiness English
  • 2. Methods for TeachingMethods for TeachingBusiness EnglishBusiness EnglishExamining the language used in businessExamining the language used in businessJournals/booksJournals/booksTalking to professionals who run businessesTalking to professionals who run businessesUsing current versions of Microsoft Word toUsing current versions of Microsoft Word tosharpen grammar and spell-check etcsharpen grammar and spell-check etcUsing well known business terminologyUsing well known business terminologyPracticing spoken business English phrasesPracticing spoken business English phrasesUsing internet resourcesUsing internet resources
  • 3. Business developmentsBusiness developmentsLike all languages, English is not static, itLike all languages, English is not static, itchanges constantly, which means, we activelychanges constantly, which means, we activelyfind new and relevant vocabulary for ourfind new and relevant vocabulary for ourstudents to learn. Also; computer technologystudents to learn. Also; computer technologyrapidly improves and develops; allowingrapidly improves and develops; allowingbusinesses to work in new ways. We focus onbusinesses to work in new ways. We focus onfacilitating these needs...facilitating these needs...
  • 4. We can help students studying…We can help students studying…English as a foreign languageEnglish as a foreign languageMathematicsMathematicsQualifications such asQualifications such as– Cambridge ESOL Business English CertificateCambridge ESOL Business English Certificate– Business studies GCSE etcBusiness studies GCSE etc– ICT qualifications (GCSE, A-level etc)ICT qualifications (GCSE, A-level etc)We can provide tailored services that meetWe can provide tailored services that meetbusiness requirements…business requirements…
  • 5. Typical course content…Typical course content…Business communication channelsBusiness communication channelsReading, writing and speakingReading, writing and speakingTiers of business communicationTiers of business communicationCore considerations at core, semi-technical andCore considerations at core, semi-technical andspecific levelsspecific levelsSemi-technical and technical languageSemi-technical and technical languageSpecific business English requirements etcSpecific business English requirements etc
  • 6. Business communicationBusiness communicationFace-to-face meetingsFace-to-face meetingsOne-to-one telephone callsOne-to-one telephone callsThree/four-way TeleconferenceThree/four-way TeleconferenceFifteen-way Web conferenceFifteen-way Web conferenceEveryday emailingEveryday emailingInstant messagingInstant messagingTextingTexting
  • 7. Three tiers of business EnglishThree tiers of business EnglishHighly specificSemi-technicalCore
  • 8. Considerations at a core levelConsiderations at a core levelSpeaking and listening skills - clarity of speech,Speaking and listening skills - clarity of speech,pronunciation and understandingpronunciation and understandingEveryday social, functional and business vocabularyEveryday social, functional and business vocabularyEnglish structure and function; facilitates clearEnglish structure and function; facilitates clearcommunication in speech and writingcommunication in speech and writing
  • 9. Examples of core business EnglishExamples of core business EnglishEveryday telephone languageEveryday telephone languageLanguage for email & messagingLanguage for email & messagingManipulating numbers and figuresManipulating numbers and figuresMaking/changing/cancelling arrangementsMaking/changing/cancelling arrangementsSetting up meetings: virtual and face-to-faceSetting up meetings: virtual and face-to-faceGiving short presentationsGiving short presentationsTalking about home life & home town etcTalking about home life & home town etcPractical language for travellingPractical language for travelling
  • 10. Considerations at aConsiderations at asemi-technical levelsemi-technical levelSpeaking and listening skills to facilitateSpeaking and listening skills to facilitateunderstanding of key aspectsunderstanding of key aspectsBusiness/technical vocabulary and functionBusiness/technical vocabulary and functionrelating to a departmental area such asrelating to a departmental area such aspurchasing and sales etcpurchasing and sales etc
  • 11. Considerations at aConsiderations at asemi-technical levelsemi-technical levelWriting and telephoning, web conferencing andWriting and telephoning, web conferencing andICT skills in accordance with departmentalICT skills in accordance with departmentalresponsibilityresponsibilityEnglish structure appropriate to particular workEnglish structure appropriate to particular workfunctionsfunctionsSocial skills for business functionsSocial skills for business functions
  • 12. Semi-technical language…Semi-technical language…Describing a jobDescribing a jobA tour of the workplaceA tour of the workplaceTools and equipmentTools and equipmentSuppliers and contractorsSuppliers and contractorsBuildings and installationsBuildings and installationsMaintenanceMaintenanceTroubleshootingTroubleshootingSafety in the workplaceSafety in the workplaceEnvironmental mattersEnvironmental matters
  • 13. ‘‘SpecificSpecific’’ considerationsconsiderationsSpeaking and listening skills focussing onSpeaking and listening skills focussing oneveryday needs, e.g. working with foreigneveryday needs, e.g. working with foreigncolleaguescolleaguesBusiness/technical vocabulary and functionBusiness/technical vocabulary and functionrelating to a job function – implementing new ITrelating to a job function – implementing new ITsystems & Finance etcsystems & Finance etc
  • 14. ‘‘SpecificSpecific’’ considerationsconsiderationsWriting and telephoning, web conferencing skills asWriting and telephoning, web conferencing skills asappropriate to job function – working with theappropriate to job function – working with thelanguage used in everyday worklanguage used in everyday workEnglish structure and function as needed to clearlyEnglish structure and function as needed to clearlycommunicate the specifics of daily workcommunicate the specifics of daily work
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