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Business Bites 1

Business Bites 1

Edita Publishing Ltd
English as a Second Language
A digital learning material for first-year students of Vocational Qualification in Business and Administration.

Business Bites I covers Business English Basics and it is closely related to skills used and needed in working life.

The learning approach is to involve the students in their learning process actively by offering authentic and current study material. The digital book includes texts, interactive exercises, audio recordings, videos, animations, games and links to further information. Authentic stories of students and graduates are used whenever possible.

The material emphasizes the intercultural nature of English as a global language. It presents a variety of English accents and people from different background, and focuses on small talk and politeness in communication.

Age groups 
High School
Price 
One time purchase
Languages 
Finnish
Platform 
Browser-based
Desktop Windows
Desktop Mac
Mobile Android
Mobile iOS
Registration 
Required
Offline play 
Internet required
Pictures
Videos
Pedagogy
Educational Quality
Learning Goals

The pedagogical analysis covers how the product supports learning of the identified skills. The student’s role is assessed by four contrary pair parameters, which are selected to cover the most essential aspects on the use of the product.

Passive
Active
The book contains a lot of interactive exercises where the feedback is instant. Learners are also provided with creative problem-solving activities.
Rehearse
Construct
The progress of the book requires the adoption and use of new knowledge. The book uses practical examples in order to encourage learners to use English.
Linear
Non-Linear
The book supports linear progression but also gives a lot of autonomy for learners to choose from different materials.
Individual
Collaborative
The book's assignements guide learners to collaborate and share information.

The following are the high educational quality aspects in this product.

The book offers a vast variety of high-quality material in text, video and audio formats that make the learning experience dynamic.
The book's assignments are pedagogically very well designed and they guide learners to collaborate and share information.
As the book supports linear progression, it is possible for a teacher to evaluate and plan in advance what is to be achieved in a particular lesson.
The user interface is easy to use and it functions well also with mobile devices.

The supported learning goals are identified by matching the product with several relevant curricula descriptions on this subject area. The soft skills are definitions of learning goals most relevant for the 21st century. They are formed by taking a reference from different definitions of 21st century skills and Finnish curriculum.

Subject based learning goals

Ability to use the foreign language needed in the specific field of work.
Ability to work in a multilingual and multicultural environment.
Learning to communicate and interact in interaction so that one can practice his / her profession.
Learning to find information from different foreign language sources.

Soft skills learning goals

Practicing to use information independently and interactively
Learning to acquire, modify and produce information in different forms
Practicing to find, evaluate and share information
Creating requirements for creative thinking
Encouraging students to be innovative and express new ideas
Learning to use foreign language in work context
Encouraging positive attitude towards work life
Learning to plan and organize work processes
Learning to understand and interpret diverse types of texts
Practicing to take responsibility of one's own learning
Practicing persistent working
Practicing to set one's own learning goals
Using technology as a part of explorative and creative process
Practicing to work with others
Practicing to evaluate one's own learning
Using technological resources for finding and applying information
Practicing communication through different channels
Practicing to use foreign language as a communication tool
Enabling the growth of positive self-image
Learning about cultural aspects and to respect different cultures
Learning to face respectfully people and follow the good manners
Connecting subjects learned at school to skills needed at worklife
Getting familiar with different cultures
Supporting student to build their own linguistic and cultural identity
Encouraging to build new information and visions

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The method has been developed with university researchers and all evaluators are carefully selected teachers with a master's degree in education.

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