pure bollocks. what an obscene exaggeration.
Really? So you think that a teacher who has absolutely no knowledge of the subject can teach it to any sort of adequate level to people who know the stuff in Polish? Don't think so, sunshine.
Then again, I suppose it's a bit like a biologist teaching Business English - fraudulent at best, laughably pathetic at worst.
first and foremost, how many Polish people does this forum know who teach English full time that have even a few years business experience under the age of say 32? Polish teachers graduate with their Master's in English degrees and go right to a language school and start working or translating or whatever they do to make ends meet, including teaching Business English.
And this is why most Polish "Business English" teachers are incredibly poor. They don't know very much about the topic, many of them simply aren't interested (especially as it's highly unlikely that they've studied the topic in any detail) and quite frankly - the vast majority of them can't teach it properly, except from a textbook.
neither do they sit at home and read business news "religiously" every day. why? because you're an English teacher, not a business consultant. a qualified english teacher knows the language through and through, the vocabulary within the lesson, and how to teach it accurately and effectively. period.
And this is why most of them aren't teaching the subject, because all they know is what's contained within the textbook. It's exactly the same reason why people consistently show dissatisfaction with Polish "Business English" teachers (or even native teachers) - teachers who know the technical aspects but have no understanding or grasp of the issues surrounding the topics are generally rubbish.
aside from that, if the student insisted on a teacher who was knowlegable in business, you sure as hell aren't qualified to give advice on the subject because you read The Economist and the daily headlines. Go to work for a corporation for a few years, see what life is really like in the bullpen, and then we'll talk.
Was the wrong spelling of "knowledgeable" intentional? :)
I've said it once and I'll say it again - anyone who attempts to teach some sort of ESP without keeping themselves updated and informed about the topic is doomed to failure. I can't imagine anything worse than (for instance) - a Business English teacher who doesn't even bother to learn about what's going on in the world. How can you ever hope to discuss, for example, corporate governance if you can't discuss Enron or the like in great detail?