Mind Your Own Business English

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  • English

    with Grzegorz Spiewak

  • Sony

    Alka Seltzer

    Thomas Cook

    Zanussi

    Canon

    Pioneer

    Le Shuttle

    Stena Sea Link

    The Mail on Sunday

    mind warmer

  • Ferry affordable Stena Sea Link

    A newspaper, not a snoozepaper The Mail on Sunday

    Dont just book it, Thomas Cook it

    The appliance of science Zanussi

    The less time aboard, the more time abroad Le Shuttle

    Like.no.other Sony

    If anyone can, Canon can

    Wait till you hear Pioneer!

    Plop, plop, fizz, oh what a relief it is! Alka Seltzer

  • Who actually needs business English ?

  • Who actually needs business English ?

  • university context: a group of individuals with vague

    business plans for the future

    in-company context:

    a secretary, her boss, an accountant,

    a marketing person, an IT administrator

    all with diverse, job-specific needs

    Who actually needs business English ?

  • So, what about

    the business of teaching business English ?

  • What do you find most difficult when using English at work?[1]

  • What do you find most difficult when using English at work?[1]

    Business people really learn Business English

    vocabulary at work. It all comes with the job

  • a PLS

    a blad

    a pre-press

    end of play

    an annual growth playbook

  • Vocabulary: lets get down to business

  • Vocabulary: lets get down to business

  • What do you find most difficult when using English at work?[2]

  • What do you find most difficult when using English at work?

    I cannot just use English naturally. When I

    speak my own language I sound more friendly ...

    but in English I dont feel at ease at all and just

    use the formal words and expressions.

  • 10 of the most frequent phrases when at a negotiating table

  • Feeling at ease: lets get down to business

  • Feeling at ease: lets get down to business

  • What do you find most difficult when using English at work?[3]

  • What do you find most difficult when using English at work?

    When actually doing business its really important to

    show that you understand your partner or client. If

    you get on well on the How was your flight? level

    then theres a good chance youll get on well when

    negotiating a deal.

  • Our telephone answering system has broken down.

    This is a human being. How can I help you?

    An anonymous customer service representative

  • Tuning-in: lets get down to business

  • DRILL SOCIAL ENGLISH !

  • - What are you going to do tonight?

    - Im going to see a film.

    - Which film and what time?

    - Social Network, at 7.

    - Can I join?

    - Of course.

    - Great 7-1 Conversations

  • 1. Hi!

    2. __ __

    3. __ __ __

    4. __ __ __ __

    5. __ __ __ __ __

    6. __ __ __ __ __ __

    7. __ __ __ __ __ __ __

    1-7 Conversations

  • 1. __

    2. __ __

    3. __ __ __

    4. __ __ __ __

    5. __ __ __ __ __

    6. __ __ __ __ __ __

    7. Shall we take them to dinner then?

    1-7 Conversations

  • - Another one?

    - But

    - Come

    - Dont

    - Eleven

    - Fi

    - Gr A-G Conversations

  • - Another one?

    - But we need to be in shape tomorrow morning

    - Come on, dont chicken out!

    - Dont think its a good idea, anyway, what time is it ?

    - Eleven or so Not that late at all.

    - Fine. And then well call it a day.

    - Great. My treat. A-G Conversations

  • What do you find most difficult when using English at work?[4]

  • What do you find most difficult when using English at work?

    Doing business is often a matter of communicating something unpleasant in such a way as not to hurt or offend. Its a classic case of not what you say but the way you say it effectively

  • Being diplomatic: lets get down to business

  • Being diplomatic: lets get down to business

  • Being diplomatic: lets get down to business

  • Being diplomatic: lets get down to business

  • Being diplomatic: lets get down to business

  • Being diplomatic: lets get down to business

  • Being diplomatic: lets get down to business

  • What do you find most difficult when using English at work?[5]

  • What do you find most difficult when using English at work?

    Its not just the language and how good your English is. It helps if you have the courage to speak, to comment, to express your own opinions. If you have the confidence, you manage even if your English is not that good.

  • A 30-second elevator exchange can be as productive as a one-hour meeting.

    William Raduchel, Sun Microsystems

  • Confidence: lets get down to business

  • Confidence: lets get down to business

  • Confidence: pyramid discussion

    framework

  • being diplomatic

    ability to tune in

    feeling at ease

    transferable vocabulary

    confidence

  • emergent life-skills syllabus

  • Different jobs or plans

    Students busy

    TENOR* & LENOR* needs

    Teaching General Business English: summary

    *TENOR = Teaching English for No Obvious Reason *LENOR = Learning English for No Obvious Reason

  • Different jobs or plans

    Students busy

    TENOR & LENOR needs

    Teaching General Business English: summary

  • FIND OUT WHAT STUDENTS [AND THEIR PROSPECTIVE CLIENTS] HAVE IN COMMON

    PRIORITISE & [UN-]SELECT FOCUS ON TRANSFERABLE, SOFT /LIFE SKILLS !