You should prepare your ESP lesson plans essentially in the same way as you would prepare your general ESL lesson plans, but you should take the following additional points into consideration:1.
The ESP business students should already have a satisfactory command of English.
Practicing telephone English in class can also seem rather artificial as exercises generally ask students to practice speaking on the phone through role-plays sitting together in small groups.
Once they have learned the basic phrases used in telephoning, the main difficulty lies in communicating without visual contact.
The only prerequisite is for both you and your students to be curious, open-minded and eager to learn new things about the world.
Telephone English poses a special problem for English learners because of the lack of visual clues used when speaking.
With this information, you can prepare lesson plans that are the most ideally suited for the ESP students’ specific area(s) of business.4.
If you are having serious difficulty in designing your lesson plans, you should think about talking to an ESP content specialist to assist you.5.
Here you can find activities to develop your interview skills, write clear emails and increase your awareness of business topics and issues.
Watch videos, listen to podcasts or read articles, then complete the specially designed tasks to help you understand the topic and use the language.