How To Hire A Business English Teacher?



In today's post, we will talk about what to look for when hiring a "Business English Teacher" and what your "Business English Teacher" wants to know before meeting their new student ... you! The main things to look for when hiring a business English teacher are as follows: Class Type - Structured Versus Unstructured; Teacher Qualifications-Degree and TESL; Teacher Experience - Online/Real ClassRoom/Real Life; Teacher Resources - Professional Platform?; Teacher Personality; Expected Cost Per Hour; and Some Great Student Tips.



WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN HIRING A BUSINESS ENGLISH TEACHER?




Class Type - Structured Versus Unstructured Classes




Simply put, an unstructured class is basically a general conversational class, whereas a structured class is more of a "forced march" and usually combines several learning goals such as: reading, speaking, listening and writing. A structured class will also strive to have the student speak at least 70% of the time as per general TESL ("Teaching English As A Second Language", certificate) guidelines. A structured class is generally the most productive and best type to choose!




Teacher Qualifications - Degree - TESL




UBC, Pharmacy Degree



Oxford TESL Teaching Certificate


I personally would choose a teacher with a degree as it indicates a certain extra level of character and merit obtained through hard work and study. I would also choose a teacher that has also earned a teaching certificate such as a: TESL/TESOL/TEFL/CELTA, etc for the same reasons as stated prior.



Teacher Experience - Online - Real Classroom - Real Life



Teacher experience is also a teacher qualification, however, it is a much more subjective qualification. That being said, it may be the most important teacher qualification there is! There is a very big difference between online teaching and offline or "real classroom" teaching. Online teachers have to use body language such as TPR = total physical response to facilitate teacher <-> student(s) communication and in addition, have access to a wealth of teaching tools at their fingertips! Real classroom teaching often indicates that a teacher is good at "crowd control". Now, real life experience is the true golden gem, especially when it comes to business English teaching. It is one thing to be a good talker and teacher, but to combine that with real life business experience ... well, you just cannot trump that!



Teacher Resources - A Professional Platform?




When looking to hire the best online business English teacher it should be emphasized that what the teacher uses to teach each class is of utmost importance! I personally spend many dollars a month so that my business English students have access to a top of the line, professional, English teaching platform. I draw 70% of my professional material from this platform and it also allows me to: issue an English placement test to the student and view the results with the student; hold a class with the student and issue homework after each completed lesson.



Teacher Personality



There is the old adage that says "not every one learns the same way and not everyone teaches the same way" and that “When the pupilis ready, the Master appears” . This being said, be prepared to shop around until what you find in a teacher is more like a good friendship. That is the best relationship to have, in my humble opinion!




Expected Cost Per Hour - Frequency Of Classes - Some Great Student Tips



When learning general English you can expect the cost per hour to be much lower than when learning a specialized niche of English, such as Business English. The general hourly price range that I have seen ranges from about 20 US to 70 US an hour, for a truly qualified teacher . I personally charge around 30 US an hour at the moment.
The frequency of your classes , in my opinion, should be no less than 60 minutes long and twice a week (preferably separated by a few days), so as to maintain, learning retention continuity.
You should base those committed hours per week on your goals and the time you need to accomplish those goals.




WHAT YOUR BUSINESS ENGLISH TEACHER NEEDS FROM YOU!



As a professional, business English, niche teacher I have a general questionnaire that I ask each student to fill out after they hire me and before our first class. I ask them the following questions:

1) Have you done an English placement test before and if so when and what were your scores on: reading, writing, listening and speaking?


2) What are your short term business English learning goals and your time frames to reach them?

3) How many hours each week are you committing to, in order to accomplish your stated goals?





In Summary


I would look for a business English teacher who has all of the above mentioned documents and experience and who has a personality that I feel I could become friends with. I would then analyze my personal, business English language, learning goals and time frames. I would then set a weekly schedule, that I would commit to, steadily. I would then start and succeed!

In today's post, we will talk about what to look for when hiring a "Business English Teacher" and what your "Business English Teacher" wants to know before meeting their new student ... you! The main things to look for when hiring a business English teacher are as follows: Class Type- Structured Versus Unstructured; Teacher Qualifications-Degree and TESL?; Teacher Experience- Online/Real ClassRoom/Real Life; Teacher Resources-Professional Platform?; Teacher Personality; Expected Cost Per Hour; and Some Great Student Tips.




April 19, 2019
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Robin Small

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Welcome to "Business English Robin's" introduction! Hello, I love to teach and I really enjoy teaching "Business English" to all my students! I love to walk in nature, play chess, research on YouTube and of course to teach online to my many "Business English" students around the world! I have many years of business ownership and managerial experience and can teach both "Business English" and "Medical English" very well! I have over three years of online English teaching experience on many different platforms and over one year of "real" class room experience. I have a degree in science and a TESL certificate, both form Canada. I am a non accented, native Canadian English speaker (the best kind of English to learn). I can teach beginner, intermediate and advanced English, in both informal and formal, structured classes. I also teach medical and business English classes. Me as a Teacher Teacher Robin takes a very personalized approach to your "Business English" language learning! I bring the best and expect the best in my classroom! All new students sit our ESL placement test and receive a personal coaching session. During your personal coaching session we will examine your "Business English" level and create your individual learning plan that will tackle your ESL challenges directly. Homework is also assigned each week. You want to learn quickly? ... this is the way! To become fluent in "Business English" you must practice, practice, practice! At least one hour a week -- three is better. You must speak lots to a native english speaker who will listen attentively! My Lessons & Teaching Style I take a very structured approach when teaching "Business English" to my many students around the world! First, I determine your English level placement with a free English placement test (unless you already have taken one recently). Secondly, I ascertain your goals and aspirations and what timeline to completion you want. Thirdly, I suggest a minimum of one hour a week to maintain progress. Three hours a week is an excellent start! There will be homework assigned and quizzes given as "Business English" involves learning business concepts, as well as speaking words and sentences in fluent English! Book now! Commit ---> Start ---> Succeed! Book today ---> Yes, right now!
Flag
English
globe
Canada
time
New!
Speaks:
English
Native
,
Thai
A2
,
Vietnamese
Welcome to "Business English Robin's" introduction! Hello, I love to teach and I really enjoy teaching "Business English" to all my students! I love to walk in nature, play chess, research on YouTube and of course to teach online to my many "Business English" students around the world! I have many years of business ownership and managerial experience and can teach both "Business English" and "Medical English" very well! I have over three years of online English teaching experience on many different platforms and over one year of "real" class room experience. I have a degree in science and a TESL certificate, both form Canada. I am a non accented, native Canadian English speaker (the best kind of English to learn). I can teach beginner, intermediate and advanced English, in both informal and formal, structured classes. I also teach medical and business English classes. Me as a Teacher Teacher Robin takes a very personalized approach to your "Business English" language learning! I bring the best and expect the best in my classroom! All new students sit our ESL placement test and receive a personal coaching session. During your personal coaching session we will examine your "Business English" level and create your individual learning plan that will tackle your ESL challenges directly. Homework is also assigned each week. You want to learn quickly? ... this is the way! To become fluent in "Business English" you must practice, practice, practice! At least one hour a week -- three is better. You must speak lots to a native english speaker who will listen attentively! My Lessons & Teaching Style I take a very structured approach when teaching "Business English" to my many students around the world! First, I determine your English level placement with a free English placement test (unless you already have taken one recently). Secondly, I ascertain your goals and aspirations and what timeline to completion you want. Thirdly, I suggest a minimum of one hour a week to maintain progress. Three hours a week is an excellent start! There will be homework assigned and quizzes given as "Business English" involves learning business concepts, as well as speaking words and sentences in fluent English! Book now! Commit ---> Start ---> Succeed! Book today ---> Yes, right now!