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Courses at ESOLforbusiness.com focus on a communicative approach to teaching a target language. ESOLforbusiness.com therefore, allow the student to step away from traditional thoughts and ideas of teaching and learning and grasp their intended target language by building on what the student already knows; tasks are thereby progressively layered on foundations set in the teachers’ pre task planning of the intended task language. Task based learning is a very interactive and exciting, with greater participation and improved results from the student under the direction of the teacher. This method works well in our classes which average four students.

Every discussion topic in the ESOLforbusiness.com course portfolio is designed to be studied independently or as part of a course leading to certification. Students may also link topics to create a course or they may study any topic at will in order to improve their general understanding through exposure to interactive topical discussion. Learning with ESOLforbusiness.com, really is truly unique.

Trainers at ESOLforbusiness.com are experienced professionals who also go through internal training in task-based teaching and learning as well as continuing to develop their trainer skills with periodical online teacher trainer workshops.

ESOLforbusiness.com believe that customer participation with feedback on courseware and class experience is vital for the growth of a successful online product and therefore encourages the student to take time to complete the class feedback option on leaving the classroom.

Courses cover a wide variety of relevant and interesting topics within a course category and learners may request a specific topic using specific grammar and vocabulary.

Each topic is stand alone but can represent a part of a course.

Each topic is designed to direct the learner towards a particular element of English understanding which when combined with other topics, represent a wide variety of understanding of relevant vocabulary, grammar and sentence construction within the scope of the topic or course.

Courses are represented by between 10 and 20 topics.

The topics are taught by using slides and each slide is designed to step the learner up and build confidence. Topics are task based so the learner generally interacts more with informed contributions.

The slide structure is as follows and topics may include any of the following examples:

Nouns, Pronouns,

Verbs,

Adjectives,

Adverbs,

Prepositions, Conjunctions, Phrases, Contractions, Interjections, Sentence patterns,

Clauses, Complete and incomplete sentences,

Punctuation,

Capitalization (plus many others).

The 8 slides are as follows

1 – Course face – This is a point of introduction.

2 – Simple questions and statements to expose the topic – Just warming up.

3 – More in depth questions and statements with true or false and discussion points leading to vocabulary – more detailed discussion.

4 – Vocabulary focus – words learned and words revealed, true or false, positive or negative, etc.

5 – Grammar point – expose appropriate grammar. Additional course parts may include further grammar points.

6 - This part also allows the student to build sentences based on vocabulary and grammar learned.

7 – Student interaction where students practice what they have learned. (7 minutes)

8 – Summary and closing.