AEE 851: 3 Things to Look for When You Choose a Business English Teacher with Brad C.

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Are you looking for a business English teacher?

Do you know what to look for when you make your choice?

Today we have a guest episode with Brad C.

Brad will show us what qualities we should look for when we interview teachers.

He’ll also show you how to avoid choosing the wrong teacher so that you don’t waste any time.

 

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3 things to look for when you interview a business English teacher:

  • The teacher should give you a needs assessment: The teacher should be trying to figure out what your needs and goals are right from the start. They need to know what you use English for the most. They should be asking you questions to really understand your day to day life at work and how English comes into play. They should ask you: “What do you need to do better in English to do your job better?” 

 

  • The teacher should focus on the language that you need to use every day: When you learn chunks of business English it is not as difficult as you might think. Brad suggests that we try to learn a few phrases for doing basic business tasks like asking for a favor and interrupting.

 

  • Choose a teacher who is prepared every week: A good teacher should have specific pre-planned things to practice for each lesson based on your needs. If your teacher is just having small talk with you at each class and doing nothing more than that, that won’t help you perform better at work.

 

How to book a lesson with Brad:

 

Brad’s Bio:

Brad Carty received his Master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language from Seattle University in 2001. He has lived and worked in South Korea, the U.K. and Ireland, and has lived and worked in Ulm, Karlsruhe, Darmstadt & Düsseldorf, Germany. In addition, Brad has successfully developed techniques for online training. Brad has also taught Business English at the Universität Ulm and the Fachhochschule Neu-Ulm.

Brad received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from New York University in 1984, and spent many years in the fields of sales and marketing. He is married with no children.

 

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