Friday, August 5, 2011

Skills Set - English for Professionals - Lesson 2



JenniferESL: Skills Set - English for Professionals - Lesson 2
Guest Teacher: Dave Sconda

Key words & expressions:skill set, build job skills, attention to detail, mentor, rise to the top

Series objective: This series will help those preparing to use English in the workplace as well as those already in the workforce. This is NOT traditional Business English (negotiating, presenting, interviewing, etc.) The lessons in this series will help learners gain confidence in talking about work and work-related matters.

Target skills of series: listening, speaking, and vocabulary.
Levels: intermediate to advanced.

STUDENTS: Additional practice is available at EnglishCafe. The full lesson includes the transcript of Dave's talk.http://www.englishcafe.com/lessons/skill-set-english-professionals-lesson-2-145573

TEACHERS: A related classroom activity has been posted on my WordPress blog.http://englishwithjennifer.wordpress.com/2011/06/23/job-fair-a-communication-and-problem-solving-activity/

Also, consider using the following discussion questions as a post-viewing activity:1. Do you agree or disagree with Dave's views on job searches?2. Do you have a mentor? Have you ever mentored another?3. Describe your present skill set.

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JenniferESL: Commuting - English for Professionals - Lesson 1

New series!
English for Professionals

Series objective:
This series will help those preparing to use English in the workplace as well as those already in the workforce. This is NOT traditional Business English (negotiating, presenting, interviewing, etc.) The lessons in this series will help learners gain confidence in talking about work and work-related matters.

Target skills of series: listening, speaking, and vocabulary.

Levels: intermediate to advanced.

LESSON 1 Topic: Commuting
Guest Teacher: Dave Sconda

Note: A downloadable version of this video is available on Vimeo under the name JenniferESL.

STUDENTS: Additional practice is available at EnglishCafe. The full lesson includes the transcript of Dave's talk.
http://www.englishcafe.com/lessons/commuting-english-professionals-lesson-1-136976

TEACHERS: Related classroom ideas are posted on my WordPress blog.
http://englishwithjennifer.wordpress.com/2011/04/26/collocation-links/
Also, consider using the following discussion questions as a post-viewing activity:
1. Do you agree or disagree with Dave's views on work? What's the most important thing about a job? What do you value most in your work?
2. Do you agree or disagree with Dave regarding the importance of a commute? Is there any job worth a long commute in your opinion?
3. Do you agree or disagree with Jennifer's views on telecommuting? Is it a good alternative to working in an office?

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