Teaching Business English to Adults
Teaching business English is pretty much the top of the line in terms of ESL teaching. If you get a good position, the class can be quite fun and interesting. The money is usually the best in the business too.
The question is what to teach them? I’ve got years of experience teaching business English and making lesson plans for my students. Sometimes the lessons were great, other times they were a total failure. Through trial and error, I realized that most of these students really just want to know how to talk with foreigners and understand the culture. A lot of business terms are international and they are easy to learn from a dictionary. It’s the lack of knowledge about culture and the slang that makes these adults shy and nervous in business settings. Vocabulary is less of a concern than many students think.
I’ve made a bunch of cultural lesson plans (Over 100) about several different topics. Some are about business and some just about life in general in the western world. They are all designed to get the students thinking and talking in English. You can cater these lessons to your own style of teaching and you will save a lot of time and energy. These lessons are fun to talk about and make the class time fly by. Check them out and let me know what you think.