Videos for trainers

These videos were created for teachers and trainers attending my training courses and workshops on business English teaching. I welcome any feedback or comments you may have.

An introduction to business English.

Advantages and disadvantages of published materials, authentic materials, framework materials and tailor-made (bespoke) materials in a business English context.

A description of the needs analysis process in business English, looking at ways of collecting and analysing data to inform course design.

Evaluation in business English, including a discussion of types of evaluation, tests, criteria, and calculating ROI in a corporate training context.

Selected talks

Here are some slides (or recordings) from a few of my recent talks. If you attended one of my talks and the slides are not included below, please get in contact and I will send you a copy.

"And why not?" Exploiting the Enron corpus in the business English classroom (Graz, Austria, 2014)
Frendo 2014 Exploiting the Enron corpus.
Adobe Acrobat Document 4.5 MB
Exploiting technical drawings (Munich, Germany, 5 Dec 2015)
FRENDO Exploiting technical drawings.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 3.1 MB
Where are we with BELF and where are we going? (Munich, Germany, 5 Nov 2016)
Session D2 - Evan Frendo - Where are we
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.6 MB
Maritime communication: is the native speaker part of the problem? (Busan, South Korea, 19 Oct, 2017)
FRENDO Maritime Communication Is the nat
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Minimizing miscommunication in the workplace (Chennai, India, 28 Jul 2018)
FRENDO Minimizing miscommunication in th
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Teaching the language of negotiations - challenges and compromises (Chennai, India, 28 Jul 2018)
Teaching the language of negotiations.pd
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Teaching accommodation strategies in the business English classroom (Hamburg, Germany, 1 Sep 2018)
Frendo 2018 Teaching accommodation in th
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Teaching English for the international workplace: meeting the challenges (Tokyo, Japan, 8 Sep 2018)
Frendo Teaching English for the internat
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Future directions in ELT: Where are we headed? (IATEFL Conference closing plenary, Liverpool, UK, 5 April 2019)

This is a recording of the closing plenary at the 2019 IATEFL Conference in Liverpool. The topic was "Future Directions in ELT", and I was given ten minutes to talk about how English might be used in the future workplace, and what this might mean for learners and teachers. My bit starts at 23 minutes, 37 seconds into the session.

From 23:37 to 35:26

Task-based assessment in the business English / ESP classroom (IATEFL Poland webinar 23 April 2019)
Frendo Task-based assessment.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.6 MB
ELT it is a-changing (ELTAF Conference, Frankfurt, Germany, 29 Jun 2019)
Frendo ELTAF 2019.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 3.7 MB
Improving maritime communication between ship and shore (International Maritime Safety Conference, Busan, South Korea, 4 Sep 2019)
Frendo Improving maritime communication.
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.3 MB
How to teach specialist lexis (IATEFL BESIG Conference, Berlin, Germany, 11 Oct 2019)
How to teach specialist lexis.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 4.7 MB

The world of business English (BRAZ-TESOL BESIG, webinar, 31 Oct 2020)

From 4:27 to 1:18:10

Data-driven learning - a little more colour (IATEFL BESIG Conference, Online, 13 Nov 2020)
Data-driven learning - a little more col
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Creating the right impression (ELTA Rhine, Online, 27 Feb 2021)
Creating the right impression ELTA Rhine
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Creating the right impression handout EL
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Business English Materials - Where are we now? (IATEFL Poland webinar, 12 March 2021)
Business English Materials - Where are w
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Teaching Business English: some perspectives from the North (APIBA BESIG, 20 March 2021)
Frendo Teaching Business English some pe
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Business English - a retrospective (and a possible manifesto) (IATEFL BESIG Conference Plenary, 14 November 2021)

Teaching English as a workplace lingua franca (Keynote, 10th Austrian UAS Language Instructors’ Conference, 11 June 2022)

Frendo 2022 Teaching English as a workpl
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English as a business lingua franca - recent research and implications (IATEFL Poland Annual Conference 17 Sep 2022, TESOL France colloquium, 20 Nov 2022)

Frendo 2022 BELF recent research and imp
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English for the workplace - looking for new answers (Opening plenary, IATEFL Conference, Harrogate, UK, 18 Apr 2023)

TESOL and the world of work (Plenary, TESOL Spain Convention, Cáceres, Spain, 9 March 2024)