The course is suitable for both experienced teachers of business English who would like to consolidate, validate and extend their skills and expertise, and for general English trainers who hold an initial ELT/TESOL qualification and would like to add business English to the training they offer.
The 10-week, online course is moderated by Carl Dowse and is designed to meet the needs of business English trainers by
enhancing their skills and expertise
increasing their employability prospects in the sector
improving their ability to deliver a quality product to potential clients.
Key area in business English training
The CertIBET course covers wide a range of useful techniques, tools and resources for teaching Business English to corporate and higher education learners. Each of the 10 weekly modules focuses on a key area in business English training, including the following:
Introduction to Business English Teaching
Needs Analysis, Content & Research
Course & Syllabus Design
Approaches & Techniques
Selecting, Adapting & Creating Course Materials
Coursebooks & Authentic Materials
Business English & Globalisation
English as a Lingua Franca
Providing Effective Feedback
Evaluation & Assessment
Business English & New Technologies
Special emphasis is also placed on the use of mobile and web technologies for both classroom and self-study purposes.
Participants can complete the guided weekly activities at their own pace and a high level of interaction between course colleagues is also ensured by the inclusion of four ‘real time’ video conferencing sessions with Carl Dowse, the course moderator.
Carl Dowse is currently a lecturer of English for business at the University of Applied Sciences, Essen, Germany. Carl has taught English in higher education and with corporate clients in Italy, Germany and the UK since 1995. Read More…