Enter the terms you aspects of teaching children to search for. The term Business English can cover a multitude of things.
When someone says they teach business English or they are studying business English it is quite possible that the speaker and the listener may have a different understanding of the term. They came up with a diverse range of sentences, encompassing language, business communication skills needed for the world of work like telephoning, and aspects of culture. How is Business English different from General English? In a broad sense, the content is different – topics will be related to the work place or world of business – so instead of family and friends, a business English course book may contain topics like global business cultures, or a day in the life at the office. The skills may be business communication skills like delivering presentations rather than speaking in general. There is a demand for business English which appears to be growing because learners are becoming clearer about what they want to use English for and as I indicated the same is becoming true for general English learners.
In today’s global economy, learners want not only the skills to read, write, listen to and speak English fluently, they also want to be able to communicate in a way which will be recognised and appreciated by their counterparts in the international arena. The students may be different from those found in the general English classroom. More often than not, they work, are studying a business related subject like an MBA or are trying to get a job and hope that a business English course will help them. Those who work may be managing directors of companies or office executives. I will explore the implications of this diverse range of learners in my next article. Usually, business English is taught at a time convenient to working people. This also depends on where the course is being taught and the attitude of both the participants and the companies sponsoring them.