ESL Teaching Resource
By: Jane Entwistle < Show E-mail >
Date: Sun, 03 Jul 2016
Location: ( Type : ESL/EFL )
Resourse for ESL teachers
Experience shows that most professional business learners of English want to practice speaking at every opportunity. They want to communicate on every topic under the sun. They want to express opinions and views on a whole range of topics – they want to be the same person they are in whatever language they communicate in. Topic Cards are designed to help achieve just that.
Often it’s difficult for the teacher to find different subjects as a basis for conversation. Students expect teachers to begin and lead the conversation. Topic Cards provide numerous opportunities to just allow that.
They are aimed specifically to help teach English in the Business Environment – to those students who work in an international environment, who have regular contact with people from across the globe. But they can be used to support traditional methods of teaching and to complement a more structured approach. They can be used in any English teaching situation.
You can build your own English Teacher’s Tool Box by collecting the various sets on offer. Each have been designed by an experienced English Teacher and are tried and tested. They are particularly useful for teaching students who have studied English at school or college who now find themselves in a situation where they need to speak English as part of their job, both in professional and social situations. Such students are usually highly motivated and have a desire to improve their current level of spoken English enabling them to operate effectively and with confidence in the increasingly professional ‘English world‘.
With today’s translation tools written English is not the problem; spoken English is! The need to improve levels of spoken English has never been more important, on a daily basis and for long term career development. Often students find that the English they learnt through the academic process has not prepared them for today’s international working environment. Topic Cards can help them do this. The cards are practical and can be used again and again. Each set comes with an information guide outlining how to make best use of them. They are also effective in reducing stress levels of teachers who are constantly needing to look for more challenging and interesting ways to satisfy the needs of their motivated student.