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Choosing a Business English Tutor | How and Why

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Mon, Apr 18, 2011 @ 09:14 AM

Business English Tutor

Are you wondering how you can feel more confident at work when you speak English or when you deliver a presentation?

This week, we have been talking about how give a Business English presentation.

We have learned some new phrases to use in the introduction, the main body and the conclusion.

We have also learned why it is crucial to consider culture when you plan your presentation.

You have all the tools that you need to plan your presentation.

Now you need to practice!

You might want to think about working with a professional business English tutor as you prepare for your presentation.

Find out why in this article!


1. Why prepare with a tutor?


Practice is the key to success

Experts recommend practicing your speech many times before you present.

For non-native English speakers, just practicing is not enough.

You need to be sure that you are using the correct English grammar and vocabulary while practicing.

Your tutor will help you to gain confidence through practice.


You need the right pronunciation

You can plan and deliver excellent information in your presentation but if your audience can't understand your pronunciation, your presentation will not be a success.

A native English speaking tutor can help make sure you are using the correct pronunciation.


Life in Boston and New York is busy, you don't have time for a class

You could try asking your colleagues to practice with you and some of them might agree, but people are busy these days, especially in Boston and New York.

In order to deliver the best presentation possible, you should work with a professional at least 1.5 hours twice per week to make sure you are ready.


2. How can you choose the right tutor?


Experienced and Qualified

Your tutor should have at least 1-2 years of experience teaching English as a second language.

It is also helpful if he or she has experience delivering presentations or public speaking.

Your tutor should also have a method or a system to lead you toward your goal.


Native English Speaker

If you are preparing a business presentation to deliver to an American audience, working with a native English speaking tutor will help you in two ways.

First, the tutor will be able to help you speak like a native with pronunciation practice.

Second, your tutor will give you advice on cultural values that must be considered when you give your business presentation.


Error Correction

Your tutor should be able to point out your mistakes and correct them immediately.

He or she should also be a good listener and allow you, the student, to speak 70-80% of the lesson.


Customized Curriculum

Perhaps you want to focus on pronunciation for business or maybe you need to improve your fluency in general. 

A good tutor will plan the lessons according to your English needs and your learning style


Patient and Friendly

Your tutor should be a natural teacher.

He should create a positive class environment where you are not afraid to make a mistake. He should be patient and friendly.

It is important that you enjoy the lessons in order to keep improving.



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Topics: Business English Presentations, English Public Speaking, Advice for English Students

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