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Improving Business English Competence Blanka Frydrychová Klímová b lanka.klimova @uhk.cz Outline Introduction Business English Courses (OBAJ1,2) Techniques Conclusion Introduction Share experience and observation in TBE courses; classroom research. Business English Courses

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Improving Business English Competence

Blanka Frydrychová Klímová

[email protected]

BESIG 2007, Berlin


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Outline

  • Introduction

  • Business English Courses (OBAJ1,2)

  • Techniques

  • Conclusion

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Introduction

  • Share experience and observation in TBE courses;

  • classroom research.

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Business English Courses

  • optional courses of Business English;

  • Management and Tourism students (25);

  • level of English(B2; IELTS score 5-6);

  • no work experience;

  • no textbook;

  • topics (Company Structure, Telephoning, Banking, Business Correspondence, Interviewing, Writing C.V./ Resumé, Meetings, Negotiating, Socializing, Diplomatic Language, Annual Reports, Managerial Styles, Marketing and Cross-Cultural Issues);

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Technique 1

Motivationisnowhere

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Technique 2

Do systematic revision and recycling of the new vocabulary

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Technique 3

  • Change partners for speaking activities;

  • Tell them to prepare a summary of a text at home and make notes of it;

  • Explain the text to different partners.

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Technique 4

  • Do a short piece of writing with them now and then

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Technique 5

Support students with some additional materials

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Technique 6

Do not overwhelm your students with loads of materials

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Technique 7

Do always give them feedback on their performance

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Technique 8

Do attempt to meet your students’ needs

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Technique 9

Be good to yourself!

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Students’ Evaluation of the Course

  • Please comment on the overall structure and content of the course.

  • Did you find the reference on-line course useful/ not useful and why?

  • List three activities which were the most useful to you?

  • Were there any activities you found not useful and why?

  • Please number the following skills/ structures (1-10) as for their importance. 1 is the most important, 10 is the least important.

  • active listening telephoning

  • business correspondence interviewing

  • business vocabulary meetings

  • diplomatic language reading comprehension

  • grammar structures socializing

  • What motivated you to attend the course?

  • If there were a chance, would you sign up for the course again?

  • Any further comments?

  • Thank you.

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Conclusion

Show enthusiasm and bear in mind

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Thank you for coming!

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