2017 IATEFL Annual Conference

IATEFL BESIG Pre-Conference Event (PCE)

The theme for the IATEFL BESIG Pre-Conference Event (PCE):

Which skills? Which English?

Sponsored by Cornelsen and Collins

Date: Monday, 3 April 2017 
Venue: The Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre (SECC), Exhibition Way, Glasgow G3 8YW (Room Carron 2)

To attend the IATEFL BESIG Pre-Conference Event you need to book your place at the IATEFL Annual Conference 2017 in Glasgow. You´ll find the online booking form on this page: IATEFL Annual Conference Booking

Which skills? Which English?

Helping learners to develop the language, business and intercultural skills for an ever-changing business world

The aims of the IATEFL BESIG Pre-Conference Event are to:

  • identify the business skills, soft skills and intercultural skills that our business English learners need to develop to be able to function effectively in international business.
  • consider the role that English as a Lingua Franca plays in the international business environment and examine trainer attitudes towards errors and feedback.
  • question what skills trainers need to have in order to be able to help our learners develop the relevant skills in our learners.
  • look at the materials available to both learners and trainers which can be used to develop learners' language, business and intercultural skills

Six experienced business English practitioners will guide participants through each of these topics, presenting their own ideas but also encouraging discussion and self-reflection. The speakers will also suggest activities that can be used with learners to help them develop these skills.

The full schedule will be available soon.

Download the PCE flyer here.

Access and download the speakers' presentations and handouts here

This event is kindly sponsored by Cornelsen and Collins.