To give participants the necessary skills and knowledge to start teaching business English. To prepare candidates to take the LCCE FTBE exam, if they wish.
The IH BET is a 50 hour course consisting of 30 hours of input and 20 hours of homework (reading or action research) tasks, plus a post-course reflection. The course contains 30 modules divided into 3 strands: Basic Business Awareness, Professional Skills and Methodology and Materials. Course length varies according to the Teacher Training Centre.
|Basic Business Awareness||Professional Skills||Methodology and Materials|
|Course Introduction||Strand introduction||Learner-centred approaches|
|Business speaking skills||Needs analysis||Approaches to classroom practice|
|Business writing skills||Syllabus design||The lexical approach|
|Corporate structure||Principles of lesson planning||Practising speaking skills|
|Marketing||"The client approach" to teaching exectutives||Practising writing skills|
|Sales||Conducting feedback||Using authentic materials|
|Accountancy||Adapting published materials|
|Banking||Adapting materials from video and radio|
|Markets||The numerical-graphical approach|
|Human Resources Management 1||Business games|
|Human Resources Management 2||Creating your own materials|
|Product development and production|
There is no assessed teaching in this course. Candidates submit a post-course reflective assignment and a portfolio of seven tasks taken from the homework set in Strands 2 and 3 of the course. The final portfolio is moderated by the IH Assessment Unit. The course is run by qualified and experienced Business English teachers.