7 ideas for business English classes


When teaching business English classes you are expected to act and teach in a business-like manner. This does not mean that your lessons should automatically be staid and uninteresting but that your activities should be appropriate for and relevant to the needs of your students. Asking the vice-president of the company to stand up and sing ‘I’m a little teapot’ in front of his or her staff is not the best way to approach teaching English to business professionals or to ensure your contract is renewed.

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.

This unit brought to light various classroom management theories and methods. It was helpful to learn that there is wiggle-room when it comes to classroom management. It can be adapted based on teaching style and per class age and English level. It was also beneficial to learn body language to establish good rapport with the class as well as respect from the students.Teaching new language was the focus of this unit. The biggest thing that I felt I have learned is about teaching vocabulary. I did not consider how much goes into selecting vocabulary. This can be in regards to teachability, frequency and coverage, etc. I also find it interesting the preakdown of what needs to be known when learning new vocabulary such as interaction.