Business English Classes and TED Talks


Learn English with TED Talks!

TED Talks are the perfect medium through which to inspire and motivate business leaders, managers and company employees. In an exclusive partnership with TED, we have made TED Talks accessible to English language learners by creating award-winning materials to help your students learn English while exploring fascinating themes and topics relevant to global and local business.



世界が急ピッチで変化している今こそ、国際社会で活躍できる真のグローバル人材が日本に求められています。教養力、英語力そしてプレゼン力を備えればビジネス界で活躍し世界へはばたく準備としては万端です。そこでTED Talksを使って英語教えてみるのはいかがでしょうか。

TED とは毎年開催される、世界中から集まる革新的なアイデアを持ったプレゼンターたちの世界的講演会です。有名な方ではU2 のボノやスティングなどもTEDでプレゼンをしています。


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Inspiring Communication
Featuring remarkable people communicating passionately and persuasively, TED Talks provide inspiring ideas and an unparalleled source of authentic language. Keynote invites learners to explore life-changing stories for a deeper understanding of the world, developing the confidence and skills needed to express themselves powerfully and proficiently in English.

  • Engaging and authentic TED Talks drive an integrated-skills syllabus alongside 21st century outcomes like communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.
  • Real-world content presented through readings, infographics, and interviews motivates learners to engage with language meaningfully.
  • Unique presentation skill sections based on best practices demonstrated by TED speakers teach transferable strategies that develop fluency, confidence and compelling delivery.

Beginning, Elementary (UK), Pre-intermediate (UK), Intermediate, Upper-intermediate, Advanced

Keynote は、TED Talks のコンテンツを使い、コミュニケーションを重視した4 技能のテキストです。
熱意に溢れ説得力がある TED Talks に触れ、自信をもって力強く流暢に英語を使うスキルを習得します。
TED Talksは、まさに21世紀を行き抜く力、4C ― Communication、Collaboration、Creativity、 Critical Thinkingを養うのにピッタリな教材です。
TED Talksの生きたスピーチから刺激を受け、自らの生き方をみつめ、生き方を変える力、世界を深く理解する力を育みます。
・ 図やグラフでの補助情報、インタビュー、丁寧な解説など、理解しながら演習を進めていくことで、TED Talksの内容理解を深めます。
・ 4技能そしてTED Talksならではのプレゼンテーションを模範に演習を積み上げ、自らのプレゼンテーションを鍛えあげます。

21st Century Communication

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21st Century Communication is a four-level series that uses powerful ideas from TED Talks to teach learners to think critically and communicate effectively. Through authentic models of effective communication, students build fluency in the listening and speaking skills needed to achieve academic and personal success.

  • TED Talks are used to develop essential 21st century skills, including critical thinking, collaboration, and visual literacy.
  • Speaking, pronunciation, and presentation skills, inspired by TED speakers, prepare learners to speak confidently in any situation.
  • Extended listening based on real-world situations and TED Talks provide listening and note-taking practice.
  • Online Workbooks include the entire audio and video program, and automatically graded language practice activities – ideal for both hybrid and blended courses.

B1, Low-intermediate (UK), B2, Intermediate, C1, High-intermediate, Advanced

21st Century CommunicationはTED Talksのビデオを柱に、リスニング、スピーキングそしてプレゼンテーションの力をつける教材です。TED Talksのスピーカーを模範例として使用することで、効果的なコミュニケーション力をつけ学習を充実させることができるよう工夫されています。
TED Talks の内容を通じて21世紀スキルの代表格であるクリティカルシンキング力、コラボレーション力そしてビジュアル・リテラシーをも習得
・ インタビューや講義、ディスカッションなどのリスニング素材やTED Talksのビデオを通じて、ノートテーキングスキルを学習

21st Century Reading

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21st Century Reading provides the ideal forum for learners of English to make connections with topics ranging from science to business to global issues. Using TED Talks as the springboard to share ideas, this new four-level reading series shows learners how to understand and respond to ideas and content in English.

  • Featuring extraordinary stories presented by inspiring thinkers and doers, TED Talks ignite curiosity and introduce learners to ideas which can change the world.
  • TED Talks use authentic language, delivered by experts in their field, providing learners with models of English that are real and relevant to their academic studies.
  • Critical and Creative Thinking skills – including analysis, evaluation, synthesis, reflection, inference, and problem-solving – are fully integrated into every unit, to help learners develop academic skills.
  • Scaffolded reading and vocabulary tasks guide learners to a better understanding of the key ideas, skills, and language.

B1, Low-intermediate (UK), B2, Intermediate, C1, High-intermediate, Advanced

18分という限られたTED Talksの中に、プレゼンターの渾身のメッセージが詰まっています。そんなTED Talksを英語でじかに理解できたら―。この願いを叶えるために 21st Century Readingは出版されました。世界で約18億人が英語を話す中で、TED Talksレベルの英語力をもっていたら、アクセスできる情報量や、世界へ自己発信するチャンスが限りなく増えていくと思いませんか? 21世紀型スキルをちりばめた、英語力を根底から鍛え上げる教材です。
・ 世界を動かす考えや行動力を持つプレゼンターの生のスピーチは学習者の心を強く惹きつけ、広い世界や深い知識を伝授
・ それぞれの分野で活躍するプレゼンターの生の英語に触れ、学習者はそのアイディアとともにアカデミックな英語も習得
・ クリティカル、クリエイティブな考え方を身につけるための演習を豊富に収録―分析・判断・統合・内省・推論・問題解決など
・ リーディングパッセージの通読・精読や語彙演習で、スピーチの鍵となるアイディアや内容理解を徹底サポート

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