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.

Business Travel

In this business English lesson plan, students will talk about their business travel experiences, watch a video about how to pack for a business trip and have a conversation about the pros and cons of travelling for work.

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Women in the Workplace

In this business English lesson plan, students will talk about the challenges women face at work, watch a video about how women can further their careers and have a conversation about how to create a more balanced workplace.

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Workplace Conflict

In this business English lesson plan, students will talk about common causes of workplace conflict, watch a video about why disagreeing can be beneficial and have a conversation about how to avoid and resolve conflicts at work.

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Socialising

In this business English lesson plan, students will talk about their feelings about socialising with colleagues, watch a video about social intelligence and have a conversation about the benefits to workers who socialise.

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Careers

In this business English lesson plan, students will talk about their career ambitions, watch a video about why some people fail to realise their career dreams and have a conversation about the steps necessary for advancing their careers.

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Innovation

In this business English lesson plan, students will talk about what innovation means for a business, watch a video about when people have their best ideas and have a conversation about how to be more innovative.

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Success

In this business English lesson plan, students will talk about successful people, watch a video about the common qualities of successful people and have a conversation about how what is considered success for a business.

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Corporate Hospitality

In this business English lesson plan, students will talk about the benefits of corporate hospitality, watch a video about legal considerations of corporate hospitality events and have a conversation about what would be considered a good corporate hospitality event.

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Personal Development

In this business English lesson plan, students will talk about the importance of personal development, watch a video about how to find the time for self-improvement and have a conversation about the best way to grow professionally.

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Business Relationships

In this business English lesson plan, students will talk about the professional relationships they have, watch a video about how the importance of trust in a relationship and have a conversation about how to build and maintain great relationships.

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Emerging Markets

In this business English lesson plan, students will talk about which countries have emerging economies, watch a video about the definition of an emerging market and have a conversation about the business opportunities presented by emerging markets.

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Workplace Ethics

In this business English lesson plan, students will talk about what workplace ethics are, watch a video about why people act unethically and have a conversation about ethical dilemmas.

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