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Meeting the challenge of bringing variety into the Business English classroom. Karen Richardson Monday 11th November 2013 11am – 11.45am (GMT). Agenda. Something about me Something about you 3 teaching situations Practical suggestions for more variety Round up.

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Meeting the challenge of bringing variety into the business english classroom

Meeting thechallengeofbringingvarietyintothe Business English classroom

Karen Richardson

Monday 11th November 2013

11am – 11.45am (GMT)


Agenda

Agenda

  • Something about me

  • Something about you

  • 3 teaching situations

  • Practical suggestions for more variety

  • Round up


Something about me then

Something about me - then


Something about me now

Something about me - now


Something about you

Something about you

Poll 0

Are you…..

  • female?

  • Male?


Meeting the challenge of bringing variety into the business english classroom

Poll 1

Do youteach…..

  • in-company?

  • at a college / university / businessschool?

  • at a private orstatelanguageschool?

  • somewhereelse?


Meeting the challenge of bringing variety into the business english classroom

Poll 2

Are yourstudentsmostly…..

  • under 30?

  • 30 - 55?

  • over 55?

  • all oftheabove in the same group?


Meeting the challenge of bringing variety into the business english classroom

Poll 3

Is their English languagelevel…..

  • beginner – elementary / A1-A2?

  • pre-intermediate – intermediate / A2-B1?

  • upper intermediate – advanved / B2-C1?

  • all oftheabove in the same group?


Meeting the challenge of bringing variety into the business english classroom

  • Challenge?

  • Whatchallenge?


3 teaching scenarios

3 teaching scenarios

  • Business university, 24 students in a group, 20-30 hours per semester, advanced.

  • (re)Training courses, job seekers, every morning or afternoon for 6 weeks, mixed /elementary.

  • In-company, 6 employees, 90 minutes after work once a week, good intermediate.


3 suggestions

3 suggestions

  • The vocabulary in (con)textway

    2. The hands-on way

    3. The holisticway


1 vocab in con text

1. vocab in (con)text

1. Listen for gist.

2. Listen for trend words and make notes.

3. Listen for other useful chunks of language.


1 possible answers trend words and phrases

1. Possible answers (trend words and phrases)

RYANAIR'S profits dropped sharply in the quarter ending 30 June due to risingfuel costs and alack of last-minute bookings. To combat the loss, the budget airline's pilots have been instructed to fly at a slower pace to cut the fuel bill. Accounts published yesterday reveal that, despite an increase in revenue, Ryanair's profits in the April–June quarter fell by 21 per cent to €78m.  

The airline's revenue increased during the period by five per cent to €1.3bn.  But fuel costs rose by six per cent and now account for 47 per cent of Ryanair's overall expenditure. Hence the order to pilots to slow down and burn less fuel.Ryanair said its profits were also affected by a drop in last-minute summer bookings due to the heatwave in Britain and by the early timing of Easter, which meant the holiday profits were not included in this quarter.


2 re training

2. (re)training


2 ready made

2. ready-made


3 holistic

3. holistic


3 notes

3. notes

carsmachinesshouting

Mr X leaving his office

the doorthe cleanerphone ringing

Mrs Y on the phone

footstepscoffee machinefridge

printerclocktext message


3 elaborated

3. elaborated

Shop floor workers going home by car.

Mr X‘s footsteps in the corridor.

Mr X saying goodbye to Mrs Y who was on the phone.

The main door closing automatically.

The fridge humming in the coffee area.

Someone getting a text message while our eyes were closed.


Meeting the challenge of bringing variety into the business english classroom

The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something and tell what it saw in a plain way.John Ruskin 1819 – 1900English art critic, draughtsman, water colourist, a prominent social thinker and philanthropist.


Review

Review

  • 3 teaching scenarios and their challenges

  • 3 possible ways of bringing variety

    1. The vocabulary in (con)text way

    2. The hands-on way

    3. The holistic way


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