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Business English needs analysis for a new class

If a question is not appropriate, or you are not sure, please ask me.

Nickname (optional):

Real name in English:

Real name in native language:

What is your job title (or the title you will hold soon)?

What is your job description?

Which activities in your work do you (or will you) mainly need English for?

How important are the following? (Adapted from http://www.severnvale.co.uk/busneeds.htm)

understanding other people at international meetings

Very important - Fairly important - Unimportant

participating in meetings by contributing views and ideas

Very important - Fairly important - Unimportant

presenting information (e.g. plans, statistics) clearly in meetings

Very important - Fairly important - Unimportant

answering questions in meetings

Very important - Fairly important - Unimportant

talking about business in informal settings (over lunch, etc.)

Very important - Fairly important - Unimportant

interacting socially (general, non-business talk) with visitors and at conferences, etc.

Very important - Fairly important - Unimportant

negotiating (agreeing plans, prices, contracts, etc.)

Very important - Fairly important - Unimportant

speaking on the phone - general language and for arrangements

Very important - Fairly important - Unimportant

speaking on the phone to discuss business

Very important - Fairly important - Unimportant

understanding written material (technical/economic articles, etc.)

Very important - Fairly important - Unimportant

writing faxes, e-mails or letters

Very important - Fairly important - Unimportant

using English for general travel needs (booking into hotels, etc.)

Very important - Fairly important - Unimportant

Please explain anything that you marked "very important" (e.g. if you marked "writing faxes, e-mails or letters" as very important, please explain who you write to, what you write about, why it's

important, what you need to improve, and anything else you can think of).

Do you have other needs for English, or more specific aspects of any of the above (e.g. using legal or financial language)?

Do you have any special personal interest in English or language in general (e.g. holiday travel, reading literature)?

Do you have to take a standardized test (e.g. TOEIC, TOEFL)? Which one? When?

How much work and time do you want to invest in the course (e.g. homework)?

Is there anything else I should know (e.g. what you expect from the course, what you want to study- grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, etc.)?

Goals (what are you going to learn):

Objectives (how we're going to achieve the goals- This is my job so It's OK if you don't have any ideas. However, if you do have ideas I'd love to hear them!):

Method (What kinds of activities do you like to do in class? Again this is my job, but do you know what activities you enjoy and learn from?):

What do you expect in terms of homework?

How shall we measure your progress? (There is an easy option and a hard option: If I measure your progress I'll need you to take tests or write reports about what you've learned. If you choose to measure your own progress, tests and reports won't be necessary.)

International meetings require special considerations as people from different cultures do business together. Meetings & conference venues helps businesses find conference venues or meeting places, from large seminars and workshops to small, short meetings.