Bringing video into Business English courses: A fresh approach

An online weekend workshop with Kristen Acquaviva and Claire Hart

Some see showing a video as a proverbial ‘bon-bon’– a break from the ‘real work’ of learning English. Yet videos can do so much more than that. Among other things, we can use videos to expose learners to both authentic English and global Englishes, raise awareness of common mistakes, and not just talk about the business world but actually show them it. 

We’ll show you how to use videos purposefully with your learners as well as how to avoid the ‘faff’ that sometimes puts us off using videos in class.

IATEFL BESIG members and non-members alike are most welcome.

Kristen Acquaviva

Kristen Acquaviva is a business English trainer, teacher trainer, and materials writer based in Berlin. She focuses on finding practical solutions to modern classroom issues, such as the implementation of learning technologies in corporate training and mixed-level course design.


Claire Hart

Claire Hart combines business English teaching in the tertiary and corporate sectors with a variety of materials development projects. As a materials writer, Claire specialises in creating content for online courses and digital ELT products, as well as being a coursebook, workbook and teacher’s book author. She's based in Southern Germany.

This panel discussion will take place on Sunday, 10th of July 2016, at 3pm UK time / 4pm CEST.

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The workshop will be moderated by members of the IATEFL BESIG Online Team. 

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2) Ensure that "Enter as guest" is selected

3) Enter your name and country: Justine Arena (Brazil)

4) Click on "Enter room"

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