Business English ESL Lesson Plans

Our business English lesson plans are designed to help intermediate and advanced executives boost their confidence when speaking in a business context. Each business English lesson plan is focused on an area of business and also includes vocabulary, listening, reading, and writing activities to improve all language skills.

International Trade

In this business English lesson plan, students will talk about how the global economy works, watch a video about the ulterior motives of trade agreements, and have a conversation about pros and cons of free international trade.

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Management

In this business English lesson plan, students will talk about the role of a manager, watch a video about the perfect boss, and have a conversation about the qualities needed to be a manager.

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Brands

In this business English lesson plan, students will talk about well-known brands, watch a video about creating a brand story, and have a conversation about why brand identity is so important.

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Ethical Businesses

In this business English lesson plan, students will talk about unethical business practices, watcha video about fast fashion, and have a conversation about changing attitudes of consumers.

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Globalisation

In this business English lesson plan, students will talk about the pros and cons of globalisation, watch a video about the end of globalisation, and have a conversation about how globalisation affects business.

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Competition

In this business English lesson plan, students will talk about how competition benefits businesses and the economy, watch a video about downsides of competition, and have a conversation about the effect of monopolies.

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E-Commerce

In this business English lesson plan, students will talk about the importance of e-commerce to business, watch a video about the rise of Jeff Bezos, and have a conversation about effective e-commerce strategies.

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Networking

In this business English lesson plan, students will talk about the importance of networking, watch a video about how to take advantage of an existing network, and have a conversation about networking strategies.

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Government & Business

In this business English lesson plan, students will talk about the relationship between businesses and governments, watch a video about how governments can help businesses, and have a conversation about government and business partnerships.

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Corporate Crime

In this business English lesson plan, students will talk about different types of corporate crime, watch a video about how companies commit crimes in developing countries, and have a conversation about the effect white-collar crime has.

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Startups

In this business English lesson plan, students will talk about well-known startups, watch a video about why startups succeed, and have a conversation about the challenges faced when starting a new business.

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Small Businesses

In this business English lesson plan, students will talk about the challenges faced by small businesses, watch a video about how small businesses help the local economy, and have a conversation about how small businesses can compete with larger companies.

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