In this course we will look at different types of charts and graphs, how they are used, and some of the language our Business English (BE) learners will need to know, to be confident when using them. You will find out how to teach learners to describe these visual aids, and use the language of trends and change. The course will offer specific activities, so that you gain ideas to make this area of business communication interactive and engaging for your learners. Note that this topic is also a component of the IELTS academic exam, so if you are preparing students for IELTS, this is relevant for you.
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.