List suggestions on how you could help your students to practise each of the skills mentioned above in a Business English context?
Telephone skills: presentation, discussion in small and large group, exercises and practical situations using telephone and recording equipment.
Listening to seminars: bring a seminar record, play it to the students and ask them to extract main ideas of the speech.
Meetings & committees: Play a meeting game, when you give student some subject and they should to discuss it and make a conclusion like on real meeting or committee.
Non-standard varieties of English: Explain to students that there are a lot of English dialects that may differ from the standard version of English. Use audio and video materials to teach students to recognize the most popular dialects of English.
Non-native speakers of English: Using audio and video materials show students how non-native speaker’s speech can differ from native speaker, show them regularities that prevail in one or other nation.
Switches of register (informal – formal): Make students to be able to identify the two kinds of language: formal and informal using classroom activities.
Specialist radio/T.V broadcasts: To comprehend specialist radio/TV broadcast students should practice as much as possible. To help them to get used to it teacher can use audio and video materials, giving students needed for comprehension vocabulary and repeat records.
Social/survival skills: Use movies and classroom activities to show students how to get along with each other.