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.

Bureaucracy & Regulation

In this business English lesson plan, students will talk about regulations that affect their sector, watch a video about how red tape affects business, and have a conversation about why bureaucracy is necessary.

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Business Technology

In this business English lesson plan, students will talk about their experiences using technology at work, watch a video about wasted technology, and have a conversation about the importance of technology for businesses.

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Human Resources & Recruitment

In this business English lesson plan, students will talk about the role of the HR department, watch a video with advice for giving interviews, and have a conversation about best practices in recruitment.

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Customer Service

In this business English lesson plan, students will talk about their customer service experiences, watch a video about how customer service in different cultures, and have a conversation about why customer service is so important for businesses.

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Accounting & Finance

In this business English lesson plan, students will talk about the responsibility of accounting and finance, watch a video about best practices for bookkeeping, and have a conversation about business expenditures.

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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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