ESL lesson about work
B2 / Upper Intermediate
Standard Lesson 60 min
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How to stand out at work

Business

Let your students share opinions on getting promoted and being noticed at work. They will discuss hypothetical situations, share experiences and comment on advice from a video.

B1 / Intermediate | B2 / Upper Intermediate
Speaking Class 45 min / 60 min
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Talking about leaders

Business

Students talk about good and bad leadership, watch an explainer video and share their experiences. Let them explain why they’d rather be a good leader or have a good leader.

C1 / Advanced
Standard Lesson 60 min
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Mergers and acquisitions

Business

In this lesson, students learn and practise some advanced Business English vocabulary. They also watch a video and talk about mergers and acquisitions. 

lesson about a four-day workweek
B2 / Upper Intermediate | C1 / Advanced
Speaking Class 45 min / 60 min
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Reimagining the workweek

Business General

In this Business English speaking lesson, students discuss the idea of a four-day workweek, watch a video and do a roleplay activity.

B2 / Upper Intermediate
Critical Reading Club 30 min
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Hustle culture and quiet quitting

Business

In this lesson, students talk about some phenomena and terms used to talk about the job market. They also discuss the article they read at home.

lesson about projects
B1 / Intermediate
Speaking Class 45 min / 60 min
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Let’s talk about projects!

Business

In this lesson about projects, students watch a video ad, talk about their experience with projects and discuss different project management problems. 

talking about leadership
C1 / Advanced | C2 / Proficiency
Flipped Lesson 45 min
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Dealing with an insecure boss

Business

In this lesson, students watch a video about dealing with insecure bosses and learn some vocabulary while talking about leadership. They also discuss two case studies. 

B1 / Intermediate
Standard Lesson 60 min
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It’s OK to hate your job, isn’t it?

Business

In this lesson on hating your job students talk about the reasons for it and discuss some advice. Students also work with vocabulary and watch a video. 

Business English conversation class
B2 / Upper Intermediate | C1 / Advanced
Speaking Class 45 min / 60 min
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Creating a learning culture

Business

In this Business English conversation class, students discuss upskilling, watch a video and talk about the ideas mentioned in it. They also hold a debate on upskilling. 

lesson about mentorship
B1 / Intermediate
Standard Lesson 60 min
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Does everyone need a mentor?

Business

In this lesson about mentorship students discuss mentor and mentee’s relationships, define what successful mentorship is and watch a video about it. Students also do a role play discussing work problems and exchanging advice. 

Business English phrases
B2 / Upper Intermediate | C1 / Advanced
Standard Lesson 60 min
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Choosing between red and blue

Business

In this lesson, students learn and practise Business English phrases and discuss successful companies. They also watch the video about business strategies and choose one for their start-up. 

cleft sentences
B2 / Upper Intermediate
Standard Lesson 60 min
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What makes a great corporate culture?

Business Grammar

In this lesson, students watch a video and use functional language (cleft sentences) to talk about corporate culture. They also learn some vocabulary related to the topic. 

B2 / Upper Intermediate
Critical Reading Club 30 min
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Understanding professional motivations

Business

In this lesson students talk about different types of workers described in the article, discuss some questions about motivations, and learn vocabulary to explain what motivates them at work.

phrases for giving opinions
B2 / Upper Intermediate | C1 / Advanced
Standard Lesson 75 min
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Elegance versus bling (case study)

Business

In this lesson, students watch a video about a company facing problems, learn advanced phrases for giving opinions, and discuss case studies.

supply chain management
B2 / Upper Intermediate
Flipped Lesson 60 min
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Are we running out of things?

Business

In this lesson about supply chain management, students learn vocabulary related to supply and demand, watch a video about just-in-case and just-in-time systems, and discuss the two systems in depth. 

English lesson plan for HR
B2 / Upper Intermediate
Critical Reading Club 30 min
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Can stay interviews keep employees from leaving?

Business

In this lesson, students discuss the idea of stay interviews in depth and learn phrases which are useful to talk about employer-employee relationship. 

C1 / Advanced
Critical Reading Club 30 min
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Could a bossless workplace work?

Business

With this lesson plan, students discuss how they feel about a bossless workplace. They also learn some useful vocabulary related to worker cooperatives and the hierarchical structure of a traditional workplace.

B2 / Upper Intermediate | C1 / Advanced
Critical Reading Club 30 min
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Why is quitting a job while working remotely so distressing?

Business

In this lesson students discover some expressions related to leaving a job and share their views on some stressful aspects of starting and ending a job while working remotely.

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