Tag Archives: business English

(authentic) resources for an HR English course

I’ve recently finished teaching a one-to-one HR English course (which lasted, on and off, about 18 months), and I feel it would be good to share some materials I’ve been choosing, using and sometimes creating. The situation The course started … Continue reading

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Intermediate+ speaking and reading worksheet:How to learn a new language: 7 secrets from TED translators

If you ask me, I like to reflect (and inspire my students to do the same) on learning languages and what works and what doesn’t, so I’m always happy to offer to my students such opportunities. Here is a worksheet … Continue reading

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business&office buzzwords: article and worksheet

Last year I came across a real gem of an article – at least it looks like one from an ESL teacher’s perspective. I am sure it was not the use the author of the article had in mind, but … Continue reading

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the most (?) unusual place to teach English

Have you ever taught English (or any other language) in the middle of a field? I have – now I can put a tick in “ELT experiences list” 😉 it’s been some time before I published anything here. Well, the … Continue reading

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How to ask questions to encourage more fluency in class?

How to ask the right questions to provoke more speaking&discussion in class? You might have heard that to be good at (Business) English teaching, you don’t have to know all the specifics of our students’ business, you have to ask … Continue reading

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how much personalisation is enough?

That’s the question that has been constantly nagging  me laltely. Don’t get me wrong, I am a true advocate of personalising materials for our students, basing the whole activities on their experience and expertise, and asking them for their professional … Continue reading

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improv techniques – a summary of a BESIG Prague talk

#BESIG The first webinar of the 2 I mentioned here, was by Christina Rebuffet-Broadus, and it was all about improvisational ways to bring spontaniety and creativity into a classroom. It was a great pleasure to @ttend  this talk, and I … Continue reading

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Macmillan Online Conference, Business Section, mobility of BE

#MOC2013 Enjoying the Online Macmillan Conference (Business Section) at the comfort of home, with my baby sleeping by. Mike Hogan’s session on mobility of Business English was great, very inspiring and very much up-to-the-minute. all about how mobile our business … Continue reading

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Teacher’s notes for the Leadership Worksheet

Have finally finished teaching notes for the Leadership worksheet. Couldn’t help improving and rewriting the Leadership worksheet, so here it is again, updated and upgraded! Now there is a follow-up section too! lesson share leadership Teachers notes leadership Related articles … Continue reading

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making your students feel better at your lessons, and dream (a kind of NLP approach in practice)

as most of my students are Very Busy People (VBP) ;-), quite often I experience a feeling that some of them “are not quite there” – in this case meaning they can be physically in the classroom, and mentally in … Continue reading

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