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Interview with international Business English trainer Phil Warwick


Phil Warwick, international Business English trainer

About the Event

Since our first course in 2016, FTBE (the First Certificate in Teaching Business English) has gathered together more than 70 heads of departments, business owners, directors of studies and teachers from Ukraine and around the world to share expertise, learn from international trainers and gain a valuable qualification for their CVs.

Tom Barton, an academic consultant with Dinternal Education who has 15 years’ classroom experience

Aliona Zarahovich, Head of HE Department, the organiser of the first two courses at MIM-Kyiv

Aliona Zarahovich organised the first two courses at MIM-Kyiv, and successfully took the FTBE exam herself in 2017.

This year’s course took place at the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine.

Anna Tymofieva, International Exams Manager, the event organiser

Pearson teacher trainer Phil Warwick returned to do most of the training, while Daniel Broomfield, who participated in the 2016 FTBE course, conducted three workshops on preparing students for Business English exams.

Interview with Phil Warwick

After the course we spoke to Phil Warwick about his experiences in Business English teaching.

What’s your background in teaching?

When did you get into Business English teaching?

This is the third time you’ve run an FTBE course in Kyiv after the previous two at MIM. Do you have any plans for a fourth one?

Do you think someone who’s never worked in business can effectively teach Business English?

Soft skills are very important in business. How do you think Business English teachers can improve their students’ ability to use these?

What other skills will someone learn from taking FTBE?

More articles about the course

Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

Sargoi International Community

If you’re interested in finding out more about FTBE or would like to reserve a place on our next course, you can contact Anna Tymofieva on tymofieva_a@dinternal.com.ua