Business English Lesson Plans

More On Business English Try these lessons to brush up on your English and learn some business vocabulary.

There are readings, listening, speaking activities, vocabulary, writing, role plays, online quizzes and lots more.

Business English teachers are a bit of an unusual species in the ELT jungle you might say.

They don´t spend their time with four year olds singing songs about what they like to eat nor do they usually have to prepare teenagers for rigorous Cambridge exams, instead they teach adults, often in the companies where they work, and these adults are often stressed out, short on time and frequently on the move.

This is often also true of your typical business teacher as well. For me the most helpful definition is Clarke´s interpretation of reflection as a “process of internal dialogue.” It has to start from within us, but can manifest itself through external, physical artefacts such as a teaching journal, lesson report or action research project.

We are under pressure to look as professional as the CEOs we might teach, deliver just in time and just right training, while making the lessons sufficiently “fun” that the students will actually want to continue having lessons with us. Without thinking about what choices you have made within your teaching practice and why and considering what the outcomes of those choices are, there can be no teaching journal entry or lesson report.

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No matter how busy you are, you can always tune into your inner dialogue and you´re likely to see the benefits of doing that right away.

Even if they don’t know much about the topic, you can just instruct them to be as creative as possible and come up with some interesting things to talk about.

Here are the topics they can choose from: You can have students do research on the internet if they have access.

Business English students, it’s important that ESL lessons are based on the needs of their day to day work.

They want to practice situations taken from their real professional lives.

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