ITDi Breaking into Business
English
Final assignment
Theodora Papapanagiotou
Student description
The student is a Greek teacher working at the
American college, teaching Greek as a foreign
language t...
The student has to deal with:
• Parent communication in oral and written
form (mostly e-mails, telephone calls and face
to...
Sources
American college site (student evaluation and
class projects):
• http://www.pinewood.gr/index.php/school-
services...
Sources
• Advice on parent-teacher relationships:
http://www.readingrockets.org/article/19308
• Advice on teacher meetings...
Sources
• Presentation skills:
http://vimeo.com/44267609
http://www.slideshare.net/kumar_vic/presentat
ion-skills-18978161
Teaching approaches
• Project Based learning
• Lexical approach
• Corpora Approach
• Genre Approach
Project based learning
• Discuss with student what she needs in order
to make a presentation.
• Let the student make a dra...
Lexical approach:
• Give student texts on teacher-parent and
teacher-teacher communicationi.g.
http://teaching.about.com/o...
Corpora Techniques
• Student has to find meaning of words and try
to use them in a sentence
i.g. coherent
performance
flue...
Genre Approach
It is crucial that the student can understand
what kind of language she should use in the
different forms o...
Genre approach
• Role play is also a great way to make your
student feel nervous in various situations:
http://childparent...
More to consider
• A wonderful source of articles on teaching and
dealing with possible problems is this:
http://www.pinew...
Final notes
I didn’t get into detail on the specific vocabulary
and exercises my student will use, but on a more
general w...
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  1. 1. ITDi Breaking into Business English Final assignment Theodora Papapanagiotou
  2. 2. Student description The student is a Greek teacher working at the American college, teaching Greek as a foreign language to students of other languages.
  3. 3. The student has to deal with: • Parent communication in oral and written form (mostly e-mails, telephone calls and face to face) • Communication with Teacher stuff and director (meetings, memos, e-mails) • Presentations (of class projects and celebrations )
  4. 4. Sources American college site (student evaluation and class projects): • http://www.pinewood.gr/index.php/school- services/school-communication/written- communication • http://www.pinewood.gr/index.php/school- services/school-communication/personal- communication
  5. 5. Sources • Advice on parent-teacher relationships: http://www.readingrockets.org/article/19308 • Advice on teacher meetings http://www.ascd.org/publications/books/10708 8/chapters/Planning-and-Preparing-for-Faculty- Meetings.aspx
  6. 6. Sources • Presentation skills: http://vimeo.com/44267609 http://www.slideshare.net/kumar_vic/presentat ion-skills-18978161
  7. 7. Teaching approaches • Project Based learning • Lexical approach • Corpora Approach • Genre Approach
  8. 8. Project based learning • Discuss with student what she needs in order to make a presentation. • Let the student make a draft of a presentation and have her perform • Try to note vocabulary (synonyms) and terms she might change • Work on voice, posture etc • Homework: Improved version of presentation
  9. 9. Lexical approach: • Give student texts on teacher-parent and teacher-teacher communicationi.g. http://teaching.about.com/od/pd/a/Communi cation-Policy.htm • Student has to answer questions on the texts ( Reading comprehension activities) or put paragraphs into correct order or write an e- mail to a parent about a possible problem
  10. 10. Corpora Techniques • Student has to find meaning of words and try to use them in a sentence i.g. coherent performance fluency There are numerous online dictionaries the student can use
  11. 11. Genre Approach It is crucial that the student can understand what kind of language she should use in the different forms of communication like for example : e-mails to parents or how to talk face to face Here are some samples: http://www.weac.org/professional_resources/n ew_teacher_resources/beg_handbook/letters.as px
  12. 12. Genre approach • Role play is also a great way to make your student feel nervous in various situations: http://childparenting.about.com/od/schoollearn ing/a/parent_teacher_communication_dos_don ts.htm http://www.humanviewpoint.com/images/Exerc ise_- _Role_play_scripts_for_parent_meetings.pdf
  13. 13. More to consider • A wonderful source of articles on teaching and dealing with possible problems is this: http://www.pinewood.gr/index.php/school- services/media-a-technology-center The student can read on her own or the teacher could find more material to bring in the lesson – create activities (gap fills or crosswords or questions for discussion)
  14. 14. Final notes I didn’t get into detail on the specific vocabulary and exercises my student will use, but on a more general way, how I would approach my student and her needs. Using a foreign language for work is not that different from general English, just a little more emphasis on communication skills.

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