On June 14, together with Mercedes Viola from Uruguay and Jennifer Verschoor from Argentina, we organized a Satellite Event and invited teachers from Argentina and Uruguay to participate in simultaneous talks in the BESIG Summer Symposium held in Bonn, Germany. Teachers from Peru, Moscow and China were also connected in the same event. An enthusiastic bunch of teachers gathered in Buenos Aires and we spent a fab morning discussing hot topics in Business English.
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We here at the TDSIG are slowly recovering from a wild and wonderful week in Harrogate at the annual IATEFL conference. So many great sessions, so much food for thought and our own development. For those of you unlucky enough to miss Mojce Belak’s excellent workshop on improvisation this year, the activities are below. As always, we’d love to hear any feedback from you. Do you use improvisation in your classroom? Any activities to add?
48th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL IATEFL Conference – Harrogate 2014
“Management games” are one of the most commonly used training techniques in communication skills programs. Participants need to solve a challenging situation by applying an interpersonal skill, while they interact with others in n unstructured situation. There is direct involvement of the participant, there is collaboration and fun. This is an experiential learning process. The basis of the experiential learning process is David Kolb’s learning cycle theory: do, review and improve. We can borrow these management games and adapt them to our classroom activities so that our Business English learners may live a similar learning experience, but this time in English.
Companies consider Business English courses as a training service. From this perspective, the teacher-student relationship becomes a customer-provider one and, as such, it is assessed with the same quality standards applied to any training program. This guide helps you to become familiar with the main areas assessed and the standards used by corporate clients.