January 2015

ESL Business Teacher Articles: Stretch Yourself

Stretch yourself. Go beyond your limits. Expand your horizons. Raise the bar. Setting goals in life is a big topic that often gets discussed at the beginning of the year. More often heard is when we talk about our new years goals. Most corporations these days tend to have annual reviews where the employee must discuss their goals. Getting clear about these goals is an important step and doing the work itself is even more important. In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • What stretching yourself means
  • Talking about historical leaders
  • Going over what makes a good role model
  • What are others and your best practices
  • How far is too far in stretching yourself
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.
  • Role play dealing setting goals at work and/or working with employee who lacks vision

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ESL Business Teacher Articles: Making Time

Making time is a challenge in today’s society with the ever increasing number of devices and tools to communicate and perform work with. Time management is becoming a necessary skill to overcome all these distractions and allowing you to focus on key priorities. In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • What is time management
  • Mind mapping time management skills
  • What are your best practices
  • How do you deal with ineffective employees
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.
  • Role play dealing with an employee who is not good at time management

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ESL Business Teacher Articles: Left or Right

Left or right, that is the question! Why is it that in some countries you drive on the left and yet in some others you drive on the right. It can be rather confusing but certainly does strike up a good debate about whether we should standardize into a single international standard or not. In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • Which countries drive on the left or right
  • Why did countries choose left or right
  • Is it better to drive on the left or right
  • Should we set a single international standard
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.
  • Role play discussing if we should change the law to drive on the right rather than the left

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ESL Business Teacher Articles: Knowledge Sharing

Knowledge sharing has always been an important process for any individual or organization. As the world becomes more connected, the amount of information available to access has expanded tremendously.  It has even come to a point of almost being an overload. In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • What does knowledge sharing mean then and now
  • How do we perform knowledge sharing
  • Is it better to know a lot or just to have a niche in an area
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.
  • Role play discussing sharing knowledge freely or patent the idea

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