Date(s) - 20 May 2017
12:30 - 16:30
Join OUP and Eltas for an informative day featuring two interesting business English themes!
Vocabulary. It’s only words.
One of the most regularly requested areas for improvement on Business English course is vocabulary. From Victorian parlour games to 21st century apps, we all have our favourite ways of helping students improve their knowledge of and ability to use the right word in the right place. In this workshop I will look at the ten most popular vocabulary activities based on a recent poll of international teachers of English and discuss how useful they really are. We will work out what a learner has to do if they really want to increase their active vocabulary.
Bio-data Robert McLarty
Robert McLarty is a freelance EFL consultant who writes materials, trains teachers, teaches EAP at Oxford University and is the editor of Modern English Teacher. In his career he has worked in Hastings, Paris and Oxford as a language school director, teacher-trainer and ELT publisher.
Critical thinking in Business English
As Business English teachers,we are familiar with skills such as presenting and negotiating but perhaps fewer of us consider how the skill of critical thinking impacts on Business English teaching.
And yet critical thinking is regarded as one of the key twenty-first century skills that employees look for in a candidate when recruiting. Critical thinking skills are also listed as a key objective on many MBA and university-based business programmes. In this session,we’ll explore the place of critical thinking in business and then we’ll try out a variety of practical classroom activities which develop both language skills and critical thinking skills. The session will draw on the Talking Point feature in the new edition of Business Result.
Bio-data John Hughes
John Hughes is teacher, trainer and course book author. In his 25-year career in ELT, he has managed Business English and ESP departments for language schools in Poland and Italy. He has run teacher training courses including preparation for the LCCIEB First Certificate in Teaching Business English. For Oxford University Press, he has been an author on course series including Quick Work, Profile, Business Focus, Business Essentials, Successful Presentations and Successful Meetings, and Business Result.With over 30 ELT titles and numerous articles, he received the BESIG David Riley Award for Innovation in Business English and ESP in 2016.
This Oxford University Press sponsored event is being held free of charge for all Eltas members and other participants.
This event is fully booked.