business skills

Video-based lesson plans

Whether your lessons are online or in-person, The English Flows’ lesson plans are the ultimate time-saver for ESL teachers working with adult and Business English students. Cut down on prep work and free up your time for what truly matters – guiding, coaching, and meeting your students' unique needs. Our current and highly relatable topics will keep your students engaged before, during, and after the class. We add 7-8 new video-based ESL lesson plans each month. Ignite their curiosity and inspire them to explore the English language further!

a person actively listening to another, and a slogan "how to become a better listener"

Vocabulary: barriers to listening (e.g. distraction, prejudice, information overload)
Confusing words: listen and hear
Expressions: expressions with listen and hear (never hear the end of it, listen with only hald an ear, hear me out, listen to reason)

5:06

business model and a slogan "which are the most successful business models?"

Vocabulary: business collocations (e.g. generate revenue, acquire a user base, drive demand, revenue stream, targeted advertisements, profit margin)
Reading: successful business model
Listening and speaking: The Business Model Canvas

6:30

a pile of books, folders, and notebooks, and a slogan "do you have an employee or an entrepreneur mindset"

Vocabulary: words to describe your attitude towards work (e.g. fulfillment, achievement, success, monotony, burnout)
Vocabulary: verbs (to thrive,  to excel, to prioritize, to envision, to embrace, to seize (an opportunity), to be driven by)
Speaking: pros and cons of being an employee vs being an entrepreneur, questions about entrepreneurship

3:34

two business people shaking hands in a meeting and a slogan "Why are business relationships important?"

Vocabulary: stakeholders (customers, suppliers, shareholders, media, government)
Vocabulary: collocations (to acquire/upsell a customer, to bring in business, to build rappport/trust)
Speaking: discussion stakeholders and business relationships

4:00

a woman and a man in an elevator with the man delivering an elevator pitch, and a slogan "craft and deliver a killer elevator pitch"

Collocations: collocations with pitch (e.g. craft a pitch, tailot a pitch, nail a pitch, rehearse a pitch)
Vocabulary: adjectives to describe effective and ineffective pitches
Functional language: useful phrases to talk about one’s accomplishments, passion, target audience, mission and vision (for companies)

5:00

a business woman holding a suitcase and climbing up a ladder made of books, illlustrating career advancement, and a slogan "would you like to get promoted this year?"

Vocabulary: getting promoted (get promoted, land a job, leverage something, stand out, get ahead)
Speaking: Ways to get promoted, overcoming obstacles, personal reflection
Video: “What you need to know to get promoted in 2024”

 

6:43

a businessman in a suit walking on a wooden log and a lightning hitting it in the middle, and the slogan "do you know how to deal with setbacks"?

Expressions: to move on, to hold a grudge, to do someone wrong
Speaking: setbacks and failure
Video: How successful people deal with setbacks

2:21

a team during a brainstorming session generating ideas woth a slogan - lets brainstorm some ideas!

Ford formation: the suffix -ity (novelty, originality, feasibility, creativity, practicality)
Functional language: useful phrases for idea generation (introducing ideas, building on someone else’s idea, introducing alternatives, expressing caution, encouraging participation)
Speaking: games, brainstorming, conversation questions, survey

2:00

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