About Me

Derek Business English TrainerMy name is Derek, I’m a native Brit and a certified TESOL/TEFL trainer, with Business English specialisation.

I’ve been teaching Business English and BEC exam preparation in the classroom for the last 10 years and I’m really looking forward to reaching more people and not being restricted by geography.

You can benefit directly by asking questions and commenting on the posts. If you have any specific difficulties, let me know. I would much rather write about solutions to your problems and topics that benefit you.

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I also have a Facebook group for English learners of all levels. This is a place to ask questions and interact with others.

Fear of making mistakes is the number one factor holding people back. My Facebook group is a safe place where there are no wrong quesions. It is a supportive environment for learners who wish to advance their language ability.

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  1. Hi Derek: I came across your site through Twitter (which I do not use very often). I am a doctoral student in instructional technology and distance education. I also have a Master’s in TESOL. As I said, I am working on my doctoral. I have finished most of my core classes and have started the dissertation process. My topic has evolved from general ESL in distance education to business english or ESP, particularly on the instructor certification side of business English in a distance learning format. There seem to be a lack of resources for instructor certification for business english in an online format. I am considering a case study. I have not had a chance to really look through your site yet but wondered if you would have any suggestions for me of resources.

    • Hi Cybele,
      Thanks for your comments and questions. Do you mean resources that are useful, or courses that will certify someone? If you mean the latter, ITTT springs to mind. They have many courses for someone wanting a certificate in TEFT/TESOL, in purely online, classroom, or mixed. Please let me know if you need more information, or if I misunderstood your question.

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