How can we effectively teach Business English?
We have been debating for a while about the difference between General English and Business English. The structures that business English students have to learn are the same as general English students. Now, the only difference is in context and vocabulary. The General English course will be broader in terms of topics however, that does not imply that the Business English Course should be any easier.
The Internet is the most powerful tool when researching and why not use it for your Business English Activities. Check out the following websites (updated Business English News):
The Wall Street Journal
BBC News Business
Reuters Business News
Here are some other resources for Business English activities.
- Business contexts
- Researching for projects and presentations
- Internet jargon
- Sales Results: a group work reading and speaking activity
- Numbers (Charts)