Attached you’ll find a recent presentation given at the VHS Leinfelden in June.
Below this, in order to provide a slight interactive nature to this posting, you’ll find numerous links to posts I’ve written about in the past as well as a number of questions - do please feel free to answer these, ask further ones or to continue the discussion on in any way.
Why do students with mastery level in the English language keep taking classes?
- English is not like math, it’s like music.
- Use it or lose it.
1. Can you think of any other reasons?
What do they usually want to learn? What do they usually need to learn?
Students want to increase vocabulary, practice difficult grammatical structures, erase fossilized errors and maintain their own identities in another language.
They’re also looking for ways to develop cultural awareness.
Principally, advanced learners need to develop their range of vocabulary especially through situational phrases, look at more complex expressions and idioms and also work on issues like their tone and register.
2. In your experience, what other areas need to be worked on?
Where are the resources?
- Best-selling business books (see list here)
- Business blogs (see post here)
- Business magazines
- Blogs for language learners
3. Can you recommend any other blogs for language learners?
What about good interactive websites?
Using authentic videos
- interview with Roubini & Taleb
- using a commercial from GM
- Steve Jobs’ motivational speech
- best sources of videos for teaching Business English
‘Free-style’ speaking activities
5. Can you share with us your own tips on teaching speaking?
Adding drama to the Business English classroom
6. Do you do a lot of dramatic activities with your adult advanced language learners? What?
Problems teaching advanced learners
8. What grammatical structures do you teach your advanced learners, how?
Click on comments and let me know your thoughts and thanks so much for coming and sharing your valuable knowledge with us all:
Simone, Elisabeth, Susan, Wilifriede, Gayle, Carol, Angelika, Adriana, Edith and Heidi.
It was a pleasure working with you!