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 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.


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Exploiting technical drawings (Munich, Germany, 5 Dec 2015)
FRENDO Exploiting technical drawings.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 3.1 MB

                Impression management across borders (Szczecin, Poland, 16 Sep 2016)

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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
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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
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.5 MB
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Teaching the language of negotiations - challenges and compromises (Chennai, India, 28 Jul 2018)
Teaching the language of negotiations.pd
Adobe Acrobat Document 4.2 MB
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Teaching accommodation strategies in the business English classroom (Hamburg, Germany, 1 Sep 2018)
Frendo 2018 Teaching accommodation in th
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.1 MB
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Teaching English for the international workplace: meeting the challenges (Tokyo, Japan, 8 Sep 2018)
Frendo Teaching English for the internat
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.2 MB

Future directions in ELT: Where are we headed? (IATEFL Conference closing plenary, Liverpool, UK, 5 April 2019)

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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
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ELT it is a-changing (ELTAF Conference, Frankfurt, Germany, 29 Jun 2019)
We have all heard about things like natural language processing, artificial intelligence and machine learning and how they are going to change everything we do. I always thought that this sort of technology would never really affect me as a teacher, or that I could keep my head down and carry on in the same old way. But clearly that was naive. This stuff is already changing the way we operate, and there is no sign that it's going to stop. At the same time it is clear to me that despite all the technology teachers still have a lot to contribute. In this session I'd like to take a peek at some of the issues, and try and make not too serious predictions about what we'll all be doing in a few years time.
45 mins
Frendo ELTAF 2019.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 3.7 MB
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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