Richmond Business Theories are a collection of original and informative modules which explore a range of key business ideas. They are available at four different levels:
Upper intermediate (B2)
Each level contains five modules dealing with some important business ideas. Structured activities introduce the topic and prepare students for a reading activity and animated mini lecture. Students also have the opportunity try apply the theory they have been learning about to a practical situation in the Practice section.
The online activities use ELT methodology gives students of any level the support they need to understand and apply these important business concepts. It also gives them valuable experience in essential study skills, such as text analysis and note-taking. The product also encourages students to assess their own learning and reflect on what they have done so they can become independent and effective learners and prepare them for studying at university.
When a student selects a Business Theory module, they will be presented with a task menu. This shows all the sections for the topic. Each module has approximately 60 minutes’ worth of content.
The Introduction section shows students the learning objectives for the module and introduces the topic by asking students to look at interesting images and asking them questions about them. Students can listen to and read example answers from other students
In the Vocabulary section, students will practise some important words and phrases that will prepare them for the reading and mini lecture.
Students can listen to the pronunciation of key vocabulary, see definitions and write example sentences in the Wordlist, creating a personalised learning resource.
Students will read an article about the topic in the Reading section. A glossary function lets students see the meaning of key vocabulary on screen, without having to refer to the Wordlist. This is followed by comprehension questions, which tests students understanding of the text.
Students will then watch an entertaining lecture on the topic in the Mini lecture section. Subtitles are available, although students should be encouraged to watch the lecture and make notes.
Students can then practise what they have learnt in a practical situation in the Practice section, getting valuable experience applying the theory to real-life situations.
Finally, in the Check what you’ve learnt screen, students can assess their learning and see additional references if they want to go into more detail about any of the aspects of the module.
Each section includes a series of activity screens with interactive exercises. Students should check their answers on each screen before moving to the next. They can try the activities as many times as they like. On the final screen, students can see their total score for the entire section.