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    Lightbulb new business climate

    Has anyone who is teaching a "Business English" course changed their method/focal point as the current "crisis" has lead to an increase in one sector vs. another? [new vocab. (bankrupt, foreclosure, divest); blame assignment; national pride, or lack thereof...)
    Should I make this a more topical course, without sounding pedantic.....or can I?
    Please feel free to "add your two cents"! (pun intended)
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    Re: new business climate

    I would as it would deal with the language that many need right now. It's also probably a more interesting time to be teaching it, and a welcome change from many of the drab coursebooks on offer.

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    Re: new business climate

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I would as it would deal with the language that many need right now. It's also probably a more interesting time to be teaching it, and a welcome change from many of the drab coursebooks on offer.
    And, unfortunately, they will remain current for quite some time.
    You could add "debt refinancing, "credit crunch", sub-prime mortgages, decimated dividends, erosion of superannuation, corporate corruption, and lack of competent government regulation".

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