In this course, we will look at differences between Business English(BE) and General English(GE). We'll look at where we teach BE, the specific needs of BE learners, and the skills they need. You will find out about the differences and the similarities of Business English and General English, have the chance to reflect on the key characteristics of Business English and look at activities which can be used in the classroom as well as the skills that Business English learners need to master.
Marjorie Rosenberg, originally from the USA, has been teaching general and business English in Austria since 1981 at university and in companies. She has written two books of photocopiable activities for business English: In Business (CUP, 2005) and Communicative Business English Activities (Express Publishing, 2018) as well as course books including English for Banking and Finance 2 (Pearson, 2012) and as a co-author of the multi-level series Business Partner (Pearson 2018-2020). Marjorie has also been an IATEFL BESIG member since 1995 and served as the Coordinator from 2009 – 2014 and as IATEFL President from 2015 – 2017. Marjorie is an active conference presenter and has given plenaries, workshops and talks around the globe.