How can we define what we do when we “teach” English to corporate clients? There are many different terms used in the business world: teacher, trainer, facilitator, coach, strategist, consultant. What do they mean? Don’t we do something similar?
The last few years have seen the publication of thought-provoking research on reading skills, e.g. Khalifa and Weir (2008-9) and Grabe (2009). These studies indicate that the effectiveness of the ‘subskills’ approach is in doubt, e.g. teaching learners how to skim and read for gist.