A large portion of adult TEFL courses the world over will include at least a significant element of explicit Business English instruction. You may even get to teach a stand-alone Business English class. Either way, knowing how Business English functions and how to teach it is very important if you are planning on teaching adults. Since English is an international language, there are many versions or "dialects" of Business English. Although the differences are not deeply profound, it will be important for you to identify which dialect will be most useful to your students. This course will focus on American Business English as the other dialects tend to be based in large part on it. You will learn about this dialect, the culture behind it, and how to teach it to adults. Modules will cover strategies specific to teaching adult professionals, teaching the Language of American Business English and the facets of Teaching American Business English including written and spoken Business English communication.
We have developed the Teaching Business English Seminar in response to the student requests and feedback. Students of this course will attain a new skill set for how to teach English to business professional English Language Learners (ELL). These skills will prove invaluable to TEFL Institute students, whether they are interested in teaching in Latin America, Asia or Europe.
Module 1: Teaching Adults American Business Culture
Adult, Professional English Language Learners
American Business Culture
Sample Lesson Plan - Teaching American Business Culture
Module 2: The Language of American Business English
The Syntax of American Business English
Sample Lesson Plan - Teaching Business English
Grammar Instruction in American Business English
Sample Lesson Plan - Teaching Business Grammar
Module 3: Facets of Teaching Business English
Written Business English Communication
Sample Lesson Plan - Writing a Business Email
Spoken English Communication
Sample Lesson Plan - Conducting a Job Interview
Sample Lesson Plan - Conducting a Press Conference
Each Chicago course is led by two instructors, each of whom has at least a Master's degree and over five years of TEFL teaching experience. Class size is limited to 14 students for optimal learning and interaction.
TEFL Institute’s Chicago school is located in Chicago’s North Center neighborhood at the corner of Irving Park Rd. and Wolcott Ave., just one block west of the Irving Park Brown Line Station. Free parking is readily available in the neighborhood. Restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars are all within walking distance. The facility features two classrooms, a computer lab, and a kitchenette, and is equipped with whiteboards, a video projector, a video recorder, free Wi-Fi, and a library of ESL books and resource materials.
About Chicago, IL
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