Teaching Business English usually means solving real-life problems and dozens of case studies. The more customized, the better, and here comes not only your creativity but, first and foremost, the time you need to spend on tailoring a course book story to your students’ actual professions. Ironically enough, not having a lesson plan often brings … More No Lesson Plan is the Best Lesson Plan
Let’s face it – doesn’t matter how old your students are, for some reason past tenses make them either sick or scared. As much as there is no practical explanation for such a reaction (they are as much regular or irregular as the present ones), this mountain is easier to go around rather than to … More Too Much Noise About the Past – It’s Simple!
No idea how to entertain your group of suits? I have something great for you: teamwork in theory and practice plus… a treasure hunt! All students love it. It’s more casual, something different than usual (unless it’s your regular practice, of course), not to mention it brings up loads of jokes – and I’m sure … More Teamwork Tricks for Your Adult Classroom
You’re going to teach a foreign language to a group of business people. You know they’re demanding and ‘fussy’ because they were shaped to go for quality and innovation. What materials would you consider engaging? A sophisticated article on the economy? But they’ve already skimmed one during their lunch, sighed a few times thinking where … More Get Unconventional in Your Adult Classroom
I must share this great idea for your Business English class; we had so many laugh-out-loud outbursts, and the conversational part was so engaging! I’m going to make it brief and clear since this is what your busy students love, plus unconventional and effective, of course. Bearing in mind those core business values, I highly … More Business Angels or Elves?
Classroom debates might be a lot of fun – provided that the subject is fun itself! It might not be so fun solving the problem of global warming or discussing ethics of euthanasia – you do not want to bore your students to tears, do you? Having agreed on that, I reckon, you and your … More Classroom Debate – The Power of Witty Argumentation
Being brave and taking up challenges while giving up their timeworn limiting habits – this is what your students’ minds are set on. The topic of comfort zone always gets the ball rolling, so let’s make it the theme for your Business English (or any other language you teach) class. What will absolutely rock this … More Get Your Students Out Of Their Comfort Zones, There’s A World Out There!
People love other people’s life stories, especially those with the jackpot included. We’re always looking for a clue on how to be wealthy and successful; we want to know the magical recipe. Give your students such a story, base your lesson plan on an article about Zuckerberg’s or Tracy’s fairy-tale lives. But first, you need … More Four Steps To Tune Your Students Up Like A Piano