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.
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.
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
The world of business English (BRAZ-TESOL BESIG, webinar, 31 Oct 2020)
From 4:27 to 1:18:10
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)
English as a business lingua franca - recent research and implications (IATEFL Poland Annual Conference 17 Sep 2022, , TESOL France colloquium, 20 Nov 2022)