28th IATEFL POLAND Conference
Gdańsk, 20-22 September 2019


by Anna Gałucka
Categories: Conference 26th.

9.00 – 12.30 Friday 15th September
Presenter: Geoff Tranter

Problem-Shooting Strategies for Teachers of ESP and Business English

In all areas of ELT teachers may encounter problems both in terms of content, methods and materials. There are however certain aspects of ESP and Business English courses that where specific problems can occur more than in general English teaching. For example, the question of content. How to teach for instance Technical English or Business English when you as the teacher are not really sure in terms of content. Or materials: English for Special Purposes and Business are more meaningful for the learners when authentic and up-to-date materials are used.

These are the questions that will be approached in this workshop, and the aim is to equip above all the less experienced ESP or BE teacher with strategies to give them more self-confidence in such situations and to enable them to plan their lessons more effectively.
Planning ESP and Business English Courses

According to Wikipedia "Business English means different things to different people", which is not a great help for teachers who wish to extend their teaching experience by entering the world of Business English. This practical Pre-conference Event aims to prepare intending or first-time Business English teachers tor the job ahead offering a range of learner-centred teaching strategies that need to be incorporated into course planning. The aim is to provide a matrix for planning an effective and successful BE (or ESP) course.

Geoff has been involved for many years in Business English and English for Specific Purposes in further, adult and higher education. He has offered workshops at many IATEFL Conferences both in Poland and other European countries. He at present teaches English for Business and Technical English at Dortmund University

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International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language

is the organiser of the IATEFL Annual Conference:  

  • Three days of intensive training seminars, plenaries, and discussion groups, live lessons with learners
  • 120+ workshops on new teaching trends and techniques
  • Presentations given by top ELT specialists and writers- meet them in person!
  • Thousands of recent ELT publications on display & sold at generous discounted rates
  • High-quality daytime and evening social programmes
  • Approx.1,000 participants each year
  • Numerous opportunities to make new friends & forge useful business contacts
  • Over 100 items in the free prize draw including summer training courses in Great Britain
  • Wide-range of accommodation organised near the Conference venue to suit your tastes!
  • Up-to-date information and materials available on exam courses and professional bodies
  • Supportive and friendly atmosphere, aided by active monitors and IATEFL Help-desk


E-mail:  conference@iatefl.org.pl
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