Magazine article Teaching Business & Economics

GNVQ Foundation Business

Magazine article Teaching Business & Economics

GNVQ Foundation Business

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GNVQ Foundation Business, Hala Seliet, Heinemann, 2000, paperback, 244 pages, L8.99 without options or L9.99 with, ISBN 0 435 45297 5 tel: 01865 888058

This book is designed to support delivery of both compulsory and optional units. The ' How to use this book' section, page vii, impressed me as the others did not contain this explanation. It describes the features so that the students know exactly what the point of it all is. The features are a blend of activities, case studies with questions, little 'Did you know?' snippets and superb key terms boxes for reference. I liked this blend and imagine that students will too.

All units have an introduction page, which clearly states that information will have to be gathered for further use. The instructions are clear.

As for particular strengths in the content, I loved the Unit 3,Finance in Business' section, Chapter 10. The vocabulary is introduced in an excellent way. (I am a great fan of Hala's work on vocabulary and teaching business anyway, and this chapter demonstrates her technique very well. …

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