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A teacher of English for Business at a Romanian business college reflects on her experiences and beliefs about language learning and teaching before and after attending the Summer Master of Arts (SMAT) Program at the School for International Training (SIT).The project reports on some of the changes that the humanistic tenets of the SIT SMAT program brought about in her teaching and includes three examples of how these humanistic principles could be applied in an EFL business college classroom. The first example showcases her attempt to address affective factors during the first Business English class. The second example focuses on her making teaching oral presentation skills a more authentic and motivating experience for the students. The third example is a series of mini-lessons which allow students to inquire into their beliefs about language learning.


Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Curriculum and Instruction