Lewis Lansford: Business English and the Philosopher's Stone: What teachers need to know about context, level and use
For centuries, scientists sought the Philosopher's Stone – a substance that could turn common elements into gold. Business English teachers have a similar quest – to take learners who lack communication skills and turn them into skilled communicators who have real value in the marketplace. This talk addresses three questions: What’s real English in the 21st Century, and how do we teach it? How do we measure learners' level, and why is it so important? How can we equip learners to use English successfully in the real world? The discussion includes examples from Pearson’s Business Partner course to show how teaching materials reflect the world learners live and work in.
Lewis Lansford is a writer, teacher and teacher trainer based in York, UK. He's taught business English, EAP, technical and general English. He’s written books, videos, tests, audio materials, worksheets, apps and online resources for learners of all ages across the world, include work on Pearson's Business Partner course.
Cost for ELTAF members and non-members: Free - No fee is payable for this workshop because it is a publisher-sponsored event.
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