Teaching Special Groups in ESL - Typical Process For Business English Classes


Regardless of which particular business English setting you find yourself teaching in, there is a typical process that is recommended to go through before you start your course. Watch this video for helpful tips and tricks for anyone who is teaching business English classes.

Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching. This convenient, highly structured design means that you can quickly get to grips with each section before moving onto the next.

unit 12, teaching productive skills was a very mind opening unit. Not only did this unit take into consideration, such things as punctuation when writing, but also the differences within spelling of a word which may sound the same, but depending on the context and the spelling will mean completely different things. I will certainly be using this in the practice of teaching. By making sure students understand the differences with such things as, waist and waste. Not only this, it was great tho also input the differences of spelling between different countries, I will use the same example as in the unit, English spelling of colour compared to the USA spelling color. I have personally never really have ever considered handwriting to ever be an issue, but taken in the advise from this unit about handwriting and how it can actually influence the reader in a negative way. I have now used this information and researched in further detail and now can understand how a student of a different native language could suffer from this. But i also understand that this isn't one of the most important thing when dealing with reading and writing. But i will always now be promoting my students to improve. When studying layout and punctuation, i understand how different layouts can be misleading. By also inputting this details into a lesson plan, because with all these different layout can confuse student's in later studies if they are not exposed to this early on. And by exposing students with this, and incorporating this into an activity phase i will be able to then see which different types of layouts students are finding more difficult and to be able to work on the more weaker types. The concept of games in the classroom for reading and writing is a great way for students to become comfortable within the classroom, to get involved and to also help educate them. This unit was one of my favorite. I enjoyed being able to research different information about reading and writing which i would ave never had thought to in put. This will be a great addition to my future lesson plans.

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