BESIG 2013

Prague Congress Centre, Czech Republic

Who is it for?

ELT professionals teaching Business English.


The biggest European conference dedicated to Business English is back.

This year, Macmillan Education will be announcing the launch of In Company 3.0 at the 26th IATEFL BESIG Annual Conference. To celebrate the launch, we're delighted to have Ed Pegg, author of the new starter level of In Company 3.0, present a special workshop on 'Teaching tips for teachers of Business English'.  

Plus, we'll be joined by onestopenglish authors Karen Richardson and Rosemary Richey for two interactive sessions at this year's conference to help give your Business English lessons an additional boost.

Come and visit us at the Macmillan Education stand (stand 14) to learn more about In Company 3.0 and meet our host of authors at BESIG and attend our speed-networking event over sekt and refreshments on Saturday 9 November. 

Visit the BESIG site for more information about this year's conference. 

Check out the full overview of the sessions.


Ed Pegg

Teaching tips for teachers of Business English (Session C4)

In this interactive workshop, participants will explore concepts of active listening from the business world. They will also discuss why this is a fundamental business skill before receiving some suggestions about why many learners struggle in this area. Using examples from In Company third edition, participants will then experiment with combining course book and self designed materials to raise learners’ awareness of active listening techniques in English and how they can be used in real business situations.

Karen Richardson

New materials and innovative ways on how teachers can use them (Session D5)

After spending all day at work, at their desks, on their PCs or on the shop floor, students keen to learn are often left feeling unmotivated by their course book materials. Instead, they require interesting materials which can stimulate their thinking after a busy day in the office. Countering the notion that language-learning games are too ‘unserious’ for Business English students, this workshop offers participants the chance to try out the Business Top Trumps series of lesson plans from onestopenglish, and to ultimately decide whether it really is possible to provide your students with some 'serious fun'.

Rosemary Richey

Taking a flexible approach to teaching elementary level Business English (Session K1)

This workshop looks at teaching elementary Business English learners, specifically for those working in a company setting. Taking examples from the latest onestopenglish elementary level series, Business Basics, the workshop will involve a discussion on basic issues and methodology for building business language at lower levels. This practical and interactive session will focus on flexibility as a key theme for responding to the learners’ needs, as well as enhancing teacher confidence in the classroom.