February 2016

ESL Business Teacher Articles: Coping with Stress

Lord! Why do I have so much work to do and why doesn’t it ever stop!! Have you ever felt this way sometimes? Coping with stress is not easy but it is important. Even when we were children we had a lot on our plates thanks to teachers and parents and as we grow older, our bosses and family give us more work to do and probably that is 10 times more than when we were kids! How do we deal with this stress and what is the impact if we don’t deal with it.

In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • What is the impact of stress
  • What are ways we can deal with stress
  • What are some lessons you have learned in your lifetime
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.

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ESL Business Teacher Articles: Effective Emails

Ever receive an email where you just cringe? You just wonder how either lazy they are or just what kind of education they received to write such an email. Worse is when you see it go to a client and you think what the repercussions will be! Writing email seems to be a challenge for many including native speakers as it is not taught in the classroom yet it is a critical piece of communication in everyday life.

In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • What is a good and bad email
  • What are some do’s and don’ts
  • How you handle email etiquette in your office place
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.

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ESL Business Teacher Articles: Stock Market

The Stock Market is an exciting place. There is always a lot happening on the trade floor. I am sure everyone has seen pictures or video of the trading floor and how crazy intense it can get. Wall Street has become a popular term and therefore a major driver for many economies out there. Trading for the average person has grown tremendously as discount brokers have risen.

In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • What is the history of the stock market
  • Why do people invest in the markets
  • Is the stock market legal gambling
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.

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ESL Business Teacher Articles: Employee Turnover

Employee turnover is obviously not a good thing. Thing is when it happens, perhaps a lot of people don’t ask questions as to why it happened and what this may mean on a bigger scale down the path. Like a fast moving train, it is hard to stop it resulting in an awful trainwreck. So we need to think constantly about employee retention.

In this lesson, we discuss with the client about:

  • Why employee turnover happens
  • What are some reasons
  • How can we do to prevent turnover
  • Discuss the article – takeaways, agree/disagree, and etc.

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