Many ESL students feel intimidated in using their learned language skills in a work setting. As ESL teachers, we discern and dissect the obstacles in the way of our students' accomplishments. We all hope to pave a path to a brighter future for English learners. In YourAgora’s series of "ESL in The Workplace," we contribute to that effort by focusing on the specifics - we help teachers tackle features of the professional world that may challenge both our students and ourselves.
Networking is no longer just a good idea. For a modern job-seeker, networking is an essential long-term investment. For an online ESL teacher, making business connections can make the difference between unemployment, and being able to collaborate with experts on content while building an audience of eager students.
Even for the most creative of ESL teachers, constantly having to find fresh, exciting resources for lessons may be a challenge. How do you optimize your time without sacrificing quality? Digging through an internet full of hopefully-useful information often takes hours. Who has time for that?
Specialization in Business English is advancing as one of the most employable skills in the fields of global and business communication. ESL students all over the world, who are studying or working in the areas of Finance, Law, politics, marketing, and trade, are gravitating to courses that cover conversation, vocabulary, and other topics of the business world.