How to Teach Basic Writing and Trade English: Lesson 1

Welcome to another Business English class.

Introduction (10)

We have 12 in-class hours. We will do 3 things in this class to improve practical business English skills:

  • be able to write accurate sentences in past tense, p[resenttense and future tense
  • learn to write a short business email
  • improve speaking skills related to time, numbers, and places


The course assessment will be as follows:

  • 20% attendance (come here and don’t be late, please)
  • 40% midterm exam (writing)
  • 40% final exam (writing)



  • January 5 (today)
  • January 12 (midterm exam)
  • January 19
  • January 26 (final exam)


Textbook (30)


Hour 2



Here is a chance to write a short story after watching a video.

  • Watch the video.
  • Write a summary.
  • Write all sentence in the present tense.