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Transforming business research into classroom materials

10 November 2017

In advance of his talk at the BESIG conference in Malta (November 10-12), John Hughes describes how he makes use of business research in his teaching...

The what, why and how of writing teacher’s books

11 November 2016

In this post, the course book author John Hughes looks at the role of teacher’s books and how they are written. This is based on a workshop he ran at...

Motivating adults with truly adult content

3 November 2016

Rachael Roberts has been an ELT teacher, trainer and writer for over 20 years, with experience in both the private and public sectors, in the UK and...

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Dialogue Magazine

Sharing thoughts, perspectives and resources from the world of Business English
and ESP

The fear of the native speaker

Those of us who have taught foreign execs learn early on that they would far rather speak English with other non-native speakers than with an English person, or – heaven forbid – an American.

Teaching and learning with video

This is the era of video. YouTube serves well over a billion views a day worldwide, sales of DVDs are booming, and the technology is developing rapidly with high definition flat screen TVs, Blu-Ray and 3-D.

Using case studies with care

Gareth Davies showed us how case studies have travelled from the business school to the language classroom. While I recognize their value, I believe case studies need to be used with care.

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