It’s been a long time since I spent any time on developing the website or posting anything on Facebook. After many months of thinking about what to do, I ‘ve finally decided to reboot the website and start making updates on Facebook.
I spend my working life teaching English for Business Studies as well as teaching topics in International Management. So, this is where I will be concentrating all my future posts. In the next few weeks I will be experimenting with various ideas to find out if my students find them useful. Here are some of my ideas:
- Common mistakes – using samples from my own students writing, they will be anonymous of course, I will highlight and correct errors that I tend to see very often. Bear in mind that most of my students are either German or Spanish, so the mistakes that are highlighted will come from these lanaguages. The type of mistakes made by speakers of other languages might be different.
- Key vocabulary and phrases – in the coming semester (Winter 2017/18) I will be teaching three topics in my university lectures and seminars. These are Introduction to International Business, Cross-Cultural Communication and Cross-Cultural Management. I’ll be highlighting the most important phrases and concepts used in these courses.
- Reading comprehension – I will post some the material that I use in lectures and course work.
- Academic writing – an introduction to the writing skills you need to score well in an academic setting.
These ideas are experiments. Some won’t work very well and some will take time to develop into something learners find useful. It is therefore very important that I have some feedback. If you like something, please tell me so. If you don’t, please let me know why you don’t like the post. Don’t worry about hurting my feelings, the important thing is that I develop material that helps students learn.