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Teaching English for Specific Purposes

Materials, industry overviews, reading comprehension and lesson plans to be used when teaching English for specific purposes classes. These materials can be printed and used in class and include key vocabulary, as well as basic information on specific business settings to inspire discussion in English for specific purposes or business English classes.

English for Information Technology
Overview of information technology jobs and requirements related to English usage for specific tasks in information technology jobs for computer specialists.

Business English Level Test
Take this 100 question test to discover your business English level. This quiz focuses on English as it is used in the workplace, testing common business phrases and typical workplace vocabulary. At the end of the test, you will be given your appropriate business English level.

Basic Business Letters
A guide to the basics of writing business letters including common salutations, requests and an example letter. By your About.com ESL guide.

Teaching Telephone English
Business English lesson plan concerning telephone English including lesson outline, printable materials and suggestions for activities

Food Service Vocabulary
List of 170 essential words for the food service industry for English language learners

English for the Food Service Industry
English for the food service industry introduction to essential English grammar for this profession.

Telephone English: Getting Practice
Teaching telephone English can be frustrating as students really need to practice their skill as often as possible in order to improve their comprehension skills. This lesson focuses on making telephoning practice as "authentic" as possible.

Insurance Industry
If you are teaching English in the insurance industry, this basic overview of standard insurance types will be helpful to get the conversation going. Key vocabulary and phrases related to the insurance industry are provided as a follow up to this short overview. Materials can be printed for in-class use.

How to teach English one to one successfully
Teaching business English or English for specific purposes one to one can be highly rewarding. This guide to teaching one to one focuses on how to get going, as well as pointing out some of the most important advantages and disadvantages of one to one teaching.

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