Business English : Cultures : Unit 7, pp66-67
To provide fluency and accuracy in conversation related to culture within the business context.
To provide clarification and practice with new vocabulary.
Procedure (38-51 minutes)
General introduction of myself to students and vice versa. Questions to class regarding their requirements and a needs analysis if required. 4-5 mins Use of the pictures on pp66-67 of book to introduce the idea of culture and cultures. 2-3 mins Use the quotation on pp66, ask students do they agree or disagree. 2-3 mins
Will give example of difference I've found between UK and Turkey: Standing in queue for a bus. 1-2 mins Ask the students if they have been abroad on vacation or working and if they have noticed the differences when at home in Turkey.
Ask the students if they are aware of cultural issues that might prevent a good business relationship developing. I will ask students to write any suggestions on board and discuss. 4-6mins
Ask students to individually go through the list in 'C' and pick the four they think are the most important. 2 mins Then have the class discuss the list and decide the most important. 3 mins Will go through any of the vocabulary the class is unsure of using whiteboard to show meaning and stress. 5 mins
Ask students to discuss the culture with reference to the four bullet points. 2-3 mins Will indicate on the whiteboard meanings and intonations. 2-3 mins I will explain acronyms.
I will write the 3 headings up on the board, a) important, b) not important, c) best avoided. I will ask students to individually create their own 3 lists. 2 mins Then ask the class to discuss their own lists and decide on a definitive list for the class. 6-8 mins