Teacher talk in the one-to-one business English classroom.
As business English trainers, we occupy a variety of roles in
the classroom: from coach to referee and consultant to counselor. This
has a significant impact on the language we use. At times, the language
used should be as close as possible to the situations learners face in
their jobs, to promote authentic interaction. At other times, the
pedagogical requirements of the classroom (e.g. controlled practice;
error correction) will be of primary importance.
workshop explores the language and strategies most effective for each
various different teacher roles and situations in the business English
classroom. I will demonstrate a newly-developed framework and procedure
that teachers can use to evaluate the language used in their classes.
Using video examples from my own MA dissertation, we will discuss how
this approach can be used by business English trainers to develop a more
principled approach to classroom interaction, making training more
authentic and effective for our learners.
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