Tag Archives: careers

(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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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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an ESP activity on leadership

This is a new speaking&reading activity inspired by my old experience of making an ESP course on leadership for a very important person in a very important bank. At the time my student was preparing to go on a very … Continue reading

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TED-talk lesson plan

Here is a more class-friendly version of my lesson plan on women-leaders based on TED talk. It includes PDF version of the worksheets (with a lot of pictures and tables ;-)) ) TED talk women at the top and the … Continue reading

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a new intermediate Business English worksheet on careers!

Here is a new worksheet on careers and talking about your work&company based on Siemens career channel videos. *I would say that being based on authentic materials, it’s still aimed at intermediate students, as the people featured in the videos … Continue reading

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