Re: a strictly business english course in a company
Business English is an area where coursebooks tend to be even more bland than normal, possibly because ESL teaching tends to attract people whose interests lie elsewhere. If they want things like business terminology, it might be better to use materials designed for teaching business rather than the ESL business courses. They're advanced, so why not have a look at undergraduate business books?
Originally Posted by purplefool
ESP also requires a considerable investment of time to do it properly- if you're going to be teaching this for a long time, it's worth getting to know the area. I have had to teach legal English and some very specialist scientific area and in both cases I had to read a huge amount to get to know what it was all about, but they were fairly long-term jobs. The hardest is a short specialist course, which often requires some advanced improvisational footwork.
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