Professional Perspectives: Talking Business in Class
by Sion, Chris Published by Delta Publishing
Provides teachers with a wealth of activities and suggestions for student-centred conversation classes. It is designed for use with students:
who need conversation as part of an ESP course
who want to talk about their occupation and work-related issues
who want general conversation practice to supplement their professional conversation skills
Professionals learning English want to talk. They want to develop from structured activities and direct language input to talking about various aspects of their jobs and vocational backgrounds. They need a free stage in their classes, when genuine communication, as opposed to formal, text-book styled exchanges, begins to take place.