Business across cultures

Week 15 (7/24)

Week 14 (7/17)

For next week:

  1. Be ready to present. We will also record, using your smartphones.

Week 13 (7/10)

  • Vocabulary quiz
  • We will continue with the job interview worksheets from last week.
  • Then we'll start to brainstorm topics for the final presentation

For next week:

  1. Study the same reading and vocabulary for the last quiz.
  2. If you can, decide your topic for the 3rd presentation and start researching/preparing it. The theme this time is comparing business practices between different cultures. For example, compare Japanese and South American business style. Or choose one aspect of business (such as negotiation style, or business meetings, or company structure, or business fashion) and compare in various cultures. We will present in Week 15.

Week 12 (7/3)

Today we'll start our last unit, in which we compare business practices in different cultures.

For next week:

  1. Study the same reading and vocabulary for the quiz.
  2. Do some research for the 3rd presentation (comparing business style between 2 or more cultures)

Companies

Week 11 (6/26)

Today we will present a few more times (pairing chart, feedback) and record the last time using your smartphones. If we have time at the end of class, we will preview the new reading and vocabulary (which you should study for next time).

Week 10 (6/19)

Today, after we take the vocabulary quiz, we will have our first round of presenting. You will present several times (pairing chart), and after each presentation, please write feedback.

For next time: There will be no quiz. Just try to improve your presentation. We will present more and then record next time, and as much as possible we will use your smartphones to record. Please try to come with enough charge on your battery.

Week 9 (6/12)

Today:

  • Vocabulary quiz
  • Continue talking and thinking about companies

For next time:

  • Prepare your presentation about a company. Aim for 5 minutes. Introduce the company (history, operations, unique points etc.) and try to teach us something new and interesting about it. We will start presenting next week.
  • Continue to study the reading (Tech Moguls Who Never Graduated College) and vocabulary.

Week 8 (6/5)

Today's lineup:

  • Vocabulary quiz
  • Start thinking and talking about companies (worksheet)

For next time:

Business Pragmatics

Week 7 (5/29)

Today's lineup:

  • Vocabulary quiz
  • Presentations (Day 2). You will present several more times (pairing chart) and record. After each presentation, please write feedback.

For next week:

Week 6 (5/22)

Today's lineup:

Next week:

  • We will present a few more times and record
  • We will have one more quiz on the same reading (Apple and China) and vocabulary.

Week 5 (5/15)

Today's lineup:

  • vocabulary quiz (followed by looking together at the article and vocabulary)
  • presentation preparation workshop

For next week:

  • Continue to study the reading (Apple and China) and vocabulary list for next week's quiz
  • Please be ready to present next week

Week 4 (5/8)

Today we will:

For next week:

  • Study the NEW reading (Apple and China) and vocabulary list for next week's quiz
  • Start researching and preparing your presentation

Week 3 (4/24)

Today we will:

  • take the vocabulary quiz
  • continue to study and practice the pragmatics of requests
  • decide on a presentation topic

For next week:

Week 2 (4/17)

Today we will:

For next week:

Week 1 (4/10)

Today we will:

  • Discuss some questions about English and work/business
  • Learn about the course
  • Answer a questionnaire so that I can learn more about you

For next week:






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