Temat wystąpienia: What is ‘Business English’?
Język wystąpienia: angielski
Czas trwania wystąpienia: 90 minut (wykład+warsztat)
What does ‘Business English’ really mean and how can teachers satisfy the multifarious needs of learners? This talk will look at different approaches to teaching Business English with examples from around the world. The workshop to follow will look at various published materials and identify how teachers can use these materials to deliver tailor-made Business English courses for their students.
Nick Sheard has been involved in English language teaching, teacher training, materials writing and publishing since 1990. Nick taught English in France, China, Colombia and the UK from 1990 – 1998. In 1998 Nick set up his own language school, English @ Oxford, specialising in Business English courses for professionals. Whilst running the school Nick also worked as an author and he contributed material to several well-known series, including International Express (OUP), In Company (Macmillan) and Inside Out (Macmillan). During this time Nick also visited Brazil, Kazakhstan, Italy, Slovenia and Russia to give presentations and lead teacher training workshops.
In 2005 Nick left teaching and joined Macmillan Education as a full time editor. Since 2009 Nick has been working for Cengage Learning as Publisher for Poland.
Nick currently lives in a village near Oxford with his wife Hanne and sons Finn and Noah. Nick is a keen triathlete and ultra distance runner.