About the Author
Debbie Barton is an inspector, teacher trainer and writer for a leading business English provider, and a Cambridge BEC examiner, with experience in business and general courses and in the secondary sector.
Professional principles and practical procedures
Debbie's Recent Blog Posts
We have already mentioned how exciting it is to work as a business English teacher: there are always new business areas and new skills to learn. However, business English teaching can be a lonely profession- even if you work for an organisation you may be a long way from your school and only get to [...]
In our last blog, we looked at the challenges of dealing with unexpected situations in business English lessons. Now we’d like to look at another area which can present challenges- teaching vocabulary specific to the learner’s industry. Whatever your learners do for their jobs, they need to learn the vocabulary connected with it, whether they [...]
Thanks for your comments related to our first blog ‘What is business English?’ It’s good to hear that teaching business English is a positive experience for you as it is for us. In our next two blogs we are going to look at some practical ideas for teaching business English. These are additional to the [...]
Teaching business English is exciting- you will always have to deal with teaching people from new companies or sectors of industry, or people doing new jobs even in a company you know well. There’s definitely a lot of variety in our job! In this first blog, we’d like to look at the role of the business English teacher and how it differs from that of a general English teacher.