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OUP - ELTA Rhine Joint Event 2017

9 September 2017

2 to 5 pm

Alte Feuerwache Melchiorstr 3 50670 Köln

Großes Forum

Critical thinking in Business English

As Business English teachers, we are familiar with skills such as presenting and negotiating but perhaps fewer of us consider how the skill of critical thinking impacts on Business English teaching. And yet critical thinking is regarded as one of the key twenty-first century skills that employees look for in a candidate when recruiting. Critical thinking skills are also listed as a key objective on many MBA and university-based business programmes. In this session, we’ll explore the place of critical thinking in business and then we’ll try out a variety of practical classroom activities which develop both language skills and critical thinking skills. The session will draw on the Talking Point feature in the new edition of Business Result.

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About the speaker

John Hughes has worked in Business English for over 20 years as a teacher and teacher trainer. He has also managed Business English in-company training in Poland and Italy. As an author, his Business English book titles for Oxford University are Business Result Starter, Elementary and Intermediate as well as the video courses Successful Meetings and Successful Presentation. His website is https://elteachertrainer.com/.  

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Event dates in 2017

9 September OUP joint event with John Hughes

4 November Making grammar instruction more motivating for learners at higher levels with Sarah Leek

2 December Russel Stannard, Building blocks of a Cloud Classroom & Christmas Party 2017

Page updated: 15.07.2017

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