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.
The book contains many practical examples and encourages the use of English in an international and multicultural environment.
The progress of the book requires the adoption and use of new knowledge. 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 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.
The following are the high educational quality aspects in this product.
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.