The HSR station in Hsinchu (Jhubei). Taken with a Nikon D200 and a 18-35mm on the 16th of January 2007. Part of the HSR Hsinchu Series 2.
I have mentioned before that I had to use my own material and lesson plans for my class at a language school. I found this excellent lesson plan on forumosa. Thanks to Fox.
About half of the time, we go over the book, which is American Headway 2. It’s good, but a bit dry sometimes. These plans add a lot more fun and make all students interact in English, which is the plan for these types of classes. At best, I try to schedule between 60 to 45 minutes for these plans, but I always run out of time. My guess is that their are best suited for 90 minutes.
The way I used it, is that I went over the sheets with the students after I had handed them out. I explained all of the more complicated words, like franchise businesses and independent owned companies. I explained what they had to do in detail and then paired them up into teams and walked around and gave some hints and advice.
Once they had completed the work sheets and seemed pretty confident, I asked them to present their ideas to the class. I leave this to the end, so that it can be skipped if there isn’t enough time.
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Setting Up Shop
You would like to start your own small business. Think about the kind of business that would interest you.
Write down five kinds of businesses you think would be successful these days:
Would you prefer to own a franchise style business or an independent operation?
What are the advantages of either kind of business?
Franchise Independent Business
Which of the five businesses do you think is most suited to your skill set?
I think the _________________ is most suitable for me, because ____
Where would you locate your business?
Would your spouse or boyfriend/girlfriend be supportive of you going into business for yourself?
How would you finance the business?
Work with a partner or small group
Read over the questions again together in your group.
Identify one business in which you would all like to be partners.
What would your slogan be?
For example: Nike: Just Do It
China Trust: We are Family
What would your Logo look like?
Draw a concept here: