Teaching Business English

Teaching Business English

Author: Mark Ellis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0194371670

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 237

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Gives background to the business learner's world and strategies for approaching the training task, focusing on the learner's professional knowledge and experience. This book is suitable for teachers, trainers, and course organizers in the field of Business English or considering a move into it.

The Guide to English Language Teaching Yearbook 2005

The Guide to English Language Teaching Yearbook 2005

Author: S. M. H. Collin

Publisher: Modern English Publishing

ISBN: 9781904549086

Category: English language

Page: 333

View: 247

The Guide to English Language Teaching 2005 is an essential reference guide for anyone involved in English language teaching or for anyone considering starting as an English language teacher. It provides the latest information on qualifications, courses and course-providers in over 100 countries, together with paths for career development from initial certificate through to Masters and PhDs. If you are planning a career as an English language teacher, this book is for you Fully updated for 2005, this is a comprehensive, in-depth guide to the international English language teaching industry. This guide provides details of the qualifications you will need to work, how and where to train andhow to find a job (with a directory of websites). Once you have qualified, you can work almost anywhere in the world - and this guide includes profiles of over 100 countries, with descriptions of their job prospects, salary, cost-of-living, working conditions, legal, tax and visa requirements, and safety.

Teaching English One-to-one

Teaching English One-to-one

Author: Priscilla Osborne

Publisher: Modern English Publishing

ISBN: 9781904549031

Category: English language

Page: 215

View: 985

How to teach one to one classes - for the professional English language teacher. This book provides an analysis of the problems of teaching students on a one to one basis as opposed to teaching groups of students. Covering a wide range of topics in this field, this book explains learner needs analysis and learner profiles, especially the student's current use of English and the reason for taking a one to one course; course planning; techniques which are specific to one to one teaching; techniques which do not work with one to one teaching; using the learner as the resource for teaching; together with the advantages of teaching students on a one to one basis. This book is packed with tried and tested suggestions for managing your students and your teaching time, on both a personal and pedagogical level, so that you can make the one-to-one teaching experience a rewarding and productive one.

Introducing Business English

Introducing Business English

Author: Catherine Nickerson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317439271

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 182

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Introducing Business English provides a comprehensive overview of this topic, situating the concepts of Business English and English for Specific Business Purposes within the wider field of English for Special Purposes. This book draws on contemporary teaching and research contexts to demonstrate the growing importance of English within international business communication. Covering both spoken and written aspects of Business English, this book: examines key topics within Business English, including teaching Business English as a lingua franca, intercultural business interactions, blended learning and web-based communication; discusses the latest research on each topic, and possible future directions; features tasks and practical examples, a section on course design, and further resources. Written by two leading researchers and teachers, Introducing Business English is a must-read for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students studying Business English, Business English as a Lingua Franca, and English for Specific Business Purposes.

Teaching Business Discourse

Teaching Business Discourse

Author: Cornelia Ilie

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319964751

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 197

View: 480

This book presents research in business discourse and offers pedagogical approaches to teaching business discourse in both classroom and consultancy contexts that address the key issues of dealing with different types of learners, developing teaching materials and evaluation. Drawing on the authors’ extensive experience of researching business discourse from a variety of different perspectives including pragmatics, discourse analysis, rhetoric, and language for specific purposes, it demonstrates how these approaches may be applied to teaching. Each chapter includes a list of additional readings, together with a number of practical tasks designed to help readers apply the materials presented. Case studies are used throughout the book to illustrate the concepts, thus equipping readers with a set of research tools to extend their own understanding of how language and communication operate in business contexts, as well introducing them to a variety of research-based ideas that can be translated easily into a classroom setting. The book is cross-cultural in scope as it includes perspectives from a range of different contexts. It represents a significant advance in current literature and will provide a valuable resource for students and scholars of applied linguistics, business communication, and business discourse, in addition to teachers of Business English.

Exploring Business Language and Culture

Exploring Business Language and Culture

Author: Urszula Michalik

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030585518

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 274

View: 407

This book aims to present the results of research in the sphere of business language and culture, as well as the experience of pedagogical staff and practitioners concerned with broadly understood business. The highly complex nature of contemporary business environment, approached from both the theoretical and practical standpoint, does not cease to prove that research into business studies cannot be dissociated from the cultural and linguistic context. The chapters included in this book were contributed by academics and practitioners alike, which offers a balanced approach to the topic and ensures high levels of diversity together with an undeniable homogeneity. They were gathered with a view to show various aspects of business language, perceived both as a medium of communication and as a subject of research and teaching. They are concerned with business culture as well, including business ethics and representations of business in popular culture. Owing to its multidisciplinary approach, the book presents a roadmap towards successful functioning in business settings, highlighting such issues as education for business purposes, the study of language used in business contexts, the aspects of cross-cultural communication, as well as ethical behaviour based upon different values in multicultural business environments. Given its multifarious character, the book surely appeals not only to academics, but also to the interested laymen and students who wish to expand their knowledge of business studies and related phenomena.

Action Research into Teaching English in Russia's Professional Context

Action Research into Teaching English in Russia's Professional Context

Author: Natalia A. Gunina

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443884754

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 195

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This book is a result of the investigative attempts of linguistics professionals to identify and meet the challenges of developing communicative competence in future engineers, economists and other such specialists. The unifying feature of all the contributions brought together here is the active involvement of the authors in practical instruction of English for specific professional purposes at the tertiary (bachelors’ and masters’ programs) level in Russia. This volume covers a number of relevant areas in this field, including new developments in methodology, approaches to course and materials design, and the contribution of language theory to foreign language teaching in a professional context. The unique teaching approach advocated in this book denounces the traditional practice of transferring classical methodology of communicative-oriented teaching to language classes for students with a non-linguistic or non-teaching professional orientation. The underlying idea of this volume is that a change in professional context implies a change in language teaching methodology, including materials, techniques and target competences. The ideas and experiences analysed here will appeal to anyone interested in the current trends in foreign language teaching and learning and particularly to educationalists.

Annals of Language and Learning: Proceedings of the 2009 International Online Language Conference (IOLC 2009)

Annals of Language and Learning: Proceedings of the 2009 International Online Language Conference (IOLC 2009)

Author: Azadeh Shafaei

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 9781599428734

Category:

Page:

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Annals of Language and Learning is the conference proceedings of the Second International Online Language Conference which was successfully held in July 2009. This event allowed professors, Master's students, Ph.D. students, and academics from around the world to submit papers pertaining to the areas of the conference theme. The conference was organized by International Online Knowledge Service Provider (IOKSP).

Narratives of East Asian Women Teachers of English

Narratives of East Asian Women Teachers of English

Author: Gloria Park

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781783098743

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 139

View: 988

This book is a powerful narrative of how six women experienced their lives alongside their desire to overcome the challenging and empowering nature of the English language. The volume shares who they are as transnational and mobile women living in the midst of linguistic privilege and marginalization. It is one outcome of a research project and the lived experiences which surround and influence (and were influenced by) it. The author documents how she and her research partners began studying what had drawn them to US TESOL programs, and how English was and is a symbol of power and privilege, a symbol of educational access and a pursuit of equity, yet, at times, is also a symbol of linguistic marginalization.

Cultural Knowledge and Values in English Language Teaching Materials

Cultural Knowledge and Values in English Language Teaching Materials

Author: Tao Xiong

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811919350

Category: Education

Page: 181

View: 583

This book provides a contextualized and balanced look into the timely topic of values in English Language Teaching (ELT) materials with a primary focus on the Chinese context. It features three distinct conceptual and methodological perspectives, namely, perceptions of stakeholders such as material writers, teachers and students, multimodal construction of values, and textual representation of values. It is a valuable resource for those interested in the social, cultural, moral, and ideological dimensions of English education in general, and in the textual and multimodal construction of values in language teaching materials in particular.