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IH Barcelona ELT conference

February 8 - February 9

BESIG is delighted to be supporting IH Barcelona’s 2019 annual conference with a business English strand of three talks:


Personalised input: minimum prep & maximum impact
Rachel Appleby


When the course book just isn’t enough, and you want to respond more closely to your students’ needs and interests, it’s easy to spend hours surfing the web, or rummaging through other books – or even inventing something yourself. Where does the time go?

This workshop looks at five ways to relate easily to our students. Each idea is quick to implement, and will get your students involved and chatting. Their interests will remain at the centre of learning, and they’ll leave class on a positive note, because we’ve demonstrated an interest in them as individuals!


Teaching One-to-One
Helen Strong


Many business English (BE) professionals prefer to learn in a 1:1 setting. But how can we be sure we are meeting our learners’ needs 100% and using effective and appropriate teaching techniques? How is teaching 1:1 different from teaching groups? Where can we get our BE teaching materials? How can we effectively give feedback to our 1:1 BE learners?

Whether you are new to 1:1 teaching or you are a seasoned expert looking for inspiration, come along to this workshop to discover answers to these questions!


The effects of internationalisation on business English students’ needs and expectations
Mandy Welfare

Through globalisation and internationalisation, our role as business English trainers is changing. We’re being asked to not only train our students’ language abilities but also their intercultural competence.

This workshop will explore the diversity of students’ needs and expectations in 2019, drawing on research I did for my Masters thesis with university HR and admin staff. We’ll discuss our class profiles and needs, and I’ll go on to demonstrate classroom techniques and activities which can be used to incorporate intercultural competence in our business English training.

Click here for further details about this event, including how to register:


February 8
February 9


IH Barcelona
+34 93 268 45 11


INEFC (Instituto Nacional de Educación Física de Cataluña)
Avinguda de l'Estadi 12 (Anilla Olímpica)
Barcelona, 08038 Spain
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