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Present John Hughes author of Business Result

Blending and Flipping your BE Coursebook


Critical thinking in Business English

9 September 2017

10.00 to 13.30 pm

Alte Feuerwache Melchiorstr 3 50670 Köln

Großes Forum


10:00 - 10:30 Registration and Networking

10:30 - 11:30 Session 1: Blending and flipping your Business English course book

The terms blended learning and the flipped classroom are often used only to refer to the use of technology in the classroom, but in fact they also incorporate use of print-based materials such as the course book. In this workshop, I’ll demonstrate a variety of ways in which you can combine the material on the page with the online components that come with a course series such as Business Result and with the many other tools and apps available online. Whether you’re a techno-phobe or techno-geek, you’ll take away plenty of ideas to blend and flip your Business English lessons.

11:30-12:00 - 12:00 Coffee Break

12:00 - 13:00 Session 2: Critical thinking in Business English

As Business English teachers, we are familiar with skills such as presenting and negotiating but perhaps fewer of us consider how the skill of critical thinking impacts on Business English teaching. And yet critical thinking is regarded as one of the key twenty-first century skills that employees look for in a candidate when recruiting. Critical thinking skills are also listed as a key objective on many MBA and university-based business programmes. In this session, we’ll explore the place of critical thinking in business and then we’ll try out a variety of practical classroom activities which develop both language skills and critical thinking skills. The session will draw on the Talking Point feature in the new edition of Business Result.

13:00-13.30 - Prize Drawing

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About the speaker

John Hughes has worked in Business English for over 20 years as a teacher and teacher trainer. He has also managed Business English in-company training in Poland and Italy. As an author, his Business English book titles for Oxford University are Business Result Starter, Elementary and Intermediate as well as the video courses Successful Meetings and Successful Presentation. His website is https://elteachertrainer.com/.  

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Event dates in 2017

9 September OUP joint event with John Hughes

4 November Making grammar instruction more motivating for learners at higher levels with Sarah Leek

2 December Russel Stannard, Building blocks of a Cloud Classroom & Christmas Party 2017

Page updated: 27.07.2017

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