The Business English Teacher

Professional principles and practical procedures

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From the multi-award-winning DELTA TEACHER DEVELOPMENT SERIES.

The Business English Teacher is a compendium of good practice for successful business English teaching. It is invaluable both for teachers thinking of moving into business English teaching, and those wishing to further increase their skills and develop their potential. Written by three business English experts with extensive experience in various fields, it offers:

  • an insight into the world of teaching business English learners
  • a detailed guide for both future and current practitioners
  • a bank of activities covering both business and language skills

The Business English Teacher contains three distinctive parts which focus in turn on theory, practice and development:

Part A analyses the qualities that make a good business English teacher and demonstrates the underlying pedagogy and overriding principles of business English teaching. It looks into who you teach, what you teach, where you teach and, above all, it explains how you can teach confidently and successfully.

Part B consists of a wealth of practical guidance and activities for all stages of an efficient business English course from the very beginning. It covers the business skills your learners need to perform and the language skills they need to perform them.

Part C looks at how you can develop, highlighting the need for reflecting on your present classroom performance, before finally focusing on the routes for furthering your professional development – in both the business English teaching world and the business world.


... an invaluable resource, both for teachers of business English and for teachers wishing to move into this field ... an excellent addition to any library.

Business Spotlight, February 2011 PDF

...highly practical resource book...many of the ideas are inventive...recommended

Pete Sharma

ELGazette, March 2011 PDF

The authors come across in this book as highly committed and enthusiastic about their field, and their practical activities help to give teachers support as they approach the ‘liberating’ aspect of developing and teaching business courses without a coursebook – or even with one...(The Business English Teacher) provides useful support to teachers embarking on teaching business English or, indeed, to those who have been conducting business English programmes for some time and would like to add to their repertoire.

Linda Hanington

English Teaching Professional Issue 74, May 2011 PDF

This book is a good and recommended supplement to the exisiting publications devoted to the teaching of Business English.

Journal of the IATEFL ESP SIG, Summer 2011 PDF

The Business English Teacher...provides insights, methods, lessons and ideas that can take several years of business English teaching to acquire. It focuses on meeting students’ needs holistically, and clarifies what a teacher needs to be, know and do, whilst also providing a wealth of practical material...Overall, this is a very valuable, long overdue publication. Its contents address things either not focused on by other resources or not brought together in one book before.

Ian Aird

English Australia Journal Volume 27 No 1, 2011 PDF

The Business English Teacher neatly dovetails everyday working practice with the fundamental theory that informs it.

Colin Toms

TESOL Arabia Perspectives Vol 18 No 3, November 2011 PDF

Component ISBNs

Book 978-1-905085-34-7

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