Teaching Business English: An introduction to Business English for language teachers, trainers, and course organizers.

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9780194371674: Teaching Business English: An introduction to Business English for language teachers, trainers, and course organizers.

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

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Contenuti:

  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • PART ONE: Introduction to Business English
  • 1: What is Business English?
  • Background
  • What characterizes the language of business?
  • - Sense of purpose
  • - Social aspects
  • - Clear communication
  • The Business English syllabus
  • - Business and General English courses
  • 2: Who wants to learn Business English?
  • Pre-experience learners
  • Low-experience learners
  • - Junior company members
  • - Learners who are moving jobs
  • Job-experienced learners
  • - Reasons for learning English
  • - Characteristics of the learners
  • Cultural differences
  • 3: Where is Business English taught?
  • Types of institution
  • - Public and private sector educational institutions
  • - Adult learning centres and Chambers of Commerce
  • - British Council- and American-sponsored centres
  • - Language schools
  • - Training and consulting groups and individual consultants
  • - In-company
  • Some implications
  • - For the pre-experience learner
  • - For the job-experienced learner
  • - For the training manager
  • 4: Resources
  • The Business English trainer
  • - Background and experience
  • - Personal skills
  • Acquiring the resources
  • - Skills
  • - Knowledge
  • 5: Performance objectives for Business English
  • The need to emphasize performance
  • Skills training: basic principles
  • - The communicative approach
  • - Learner involvement in course design
  • - Input v. output
  • - Task-based learning
  • - Feedback
  • PART TWO: Analysing the needs of the learners
  • 6: Describing levels of performance
  • Who needs to define levels of performance and why?
  • Performance scales
  • Testing and assessment
  • - Published tests and examinations
  • - Carrying out assessment yourself
  • The training gap
  • 7: Job analysis
  • Job categories
  • - Managers as learners
  • - Technical staff as learners
  • - Secretaries and clerical workers as learners
  • Departmental differences
  • - Marketing and sales
  • - Human resources
  • - Finance
  • - Production
  • 8: Information gathering
  • What do we need to know?
  • - Information about the learner
  • - Defining the learning purpose
  • - Information about the learning situation
  • Ways of gathering information
  • - Job-experienced learners
  • - Pre-experience learners
  • Practical problems in needs analysis
  • Examples of interview task sheets
  • 9: Determining the content of the course
  • Breakdown of performance areas
  • - Meetings and discussions
  • - Giving information
  • - Telephoning
  • - Business correspondence
  • - Socializing
  • Language analysis
  • - Company documentation
  • - Learner output
  • - Training videos
  • The focus of training
  • PART THREE: Activities and materials
  • 10: Published materials
  • Business English materials
  • - General Business English coursebook packages
  • - Supplementary materials
  • - Job-specific materials
  • - Reference books
  • - Self-access materials
  • Business skills training materials
  • - Video materials
  • - Business simulation games
  • Selection and evaluation
  • - Criteria for selection
  • 11: Framework materials
  • What are framework materials?
  • - Advantages
  • When should framework materials be used?
  • Frameworks for different purposes
  • - Analysing
  • - Describing contrast and similarity
  • - Describing change
  • - Describing cause and effect
  • - Describing sequence
  • - The setting box
  • - For meetings and discussions
  • - A customer-supplier simulation
  • - Describing production processes
  • - Problem-solving
  • - Conversation
  • - Conclusion
  • 12: Authentic materials
  • Definition and use
  • Types and sources
  • Selection and exploitation of authentic materials
  • - Text materials
  • - Audio and video materials
  • Examples of tasks and activities
  • 1 Using authentic materials to develop speaking skills
  • 2 Using authentic materials to practise extracting information
  • 3 Using authentic materials to develop listening skills
  • 4 Using authentic materials to improve learners' comprehension of presentations
  • 5 Using authentic materials to extend letter-writing vocabulary
  • 13: Managing activities in the classroom
  • One-to-one v. group training
  • - Dealing with individuals
  • - Course design and the individual learner
  • - Some examples of learners' work
  • - Role play and simulation
  • - Setting up the activity
  • - What can go wrong?
  • - Strategies for reducing the risks
  • - Giving feedback
  • Course design: putting it all together
  • - An intensive general Business English course plan
  • - An extensive general Business English course plan
  • - Specific Business English course plans
  • 14: Current trends in Business English
  • Language training v. skills training
  • The influence of management training
  • Methodologies
  • Cross-cultural awareness
  • Growing professionalism
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Appendix
  • Suggestions for further reading
  • Suggestions for further viewing
  • Business English examinations
  • Performance scales
  • Professional associations
  • Business skills training materials: sources
  • Index

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