B2 Lesson Plan

How to Enhance Your English Language Skills for a Career in Global Marketing

Created by ALULA | April 30, 2024

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As globalization continues to knit markets closer together, the role of English in global marketing becomes increasingly central. This lesson plan is designed for ESL adult learners at the upper-intermediate (B2) level, aiming to equip them with the vocabulary and communication strategies needed to navigate and succeed in the international marketing landscape.


This lesson explores the intricacies of using English in global marketing campaigns, delving into market-specific language and teaching students how to craft compelling content for international audiences. By understanding the nuances of marketing vocabulary and the importance of cultural sensitivity, students will be better prepared to engage with global customers effectively.

Lesson Focus

Students will learn key marketing vocabulary and explore various global communication strategies. The lesson emphasizes the development of language skills necessary for creating engaging and culturally appropriate marketing content, aiming to enhance students’ confidence in using English in a global marketing context.

Lesson Content

Activity 1: Marketing Terms Glossary

Approximate Time Needed: 20 minutes

Objective: To familiarize students with essential marketing vocabulary.

Materials: A list of international marketing terms and their definitions. The list can be compiled from online business journals or marketing textbooks.


  1. Distribute the marketing terms and their definitions to students.
  2. Ask students to form pairs and review the terms together.
  3. Conduct a class discussion where students share their interpretations and examples of how each term could be used in a sentence.

Activity 2: Analyzing International Campaigns

Approximate Time Needed: 30 minutes

Objective: To understand how global brands tailor their marketing messages for different cultures.

Materials: Access to the internet, projector. Use marketing campaigns from global brands that are available on YouTube or company websites.


  1. Divide the class into small groups and assign a global marketing campaign to each group.
  2. Ask each group to analyze their campaign’s cultural adaptations, language use, and overall messaging.
  3. Present findings to the class, focusing on the effectiveness of language and cultural adaptation.

Activity 3: Creating Your Own Global Campaign

Approximate Time Needed: 40 minutes

Objective: To apply learned concepts by creating a marketing campaign suited for international audiences.

Materials: Marketing brief template (available online), laptops or paper for drafting ideas.


  1. Provide each group with a product or service and a target international market.
  2. Using the marketing brief template, groups develop a marketing campaign, considering language, cultural nuances, and media platforms.
  3. Groups present their campaigns to the class, explaining their strategy and choice of language.

Wrap Up

This lesson plan has guided students through the essential aspects of utilizing English in global marketing campaigns, from understanding complex terminology to crafting culturally responsive marketing strategies. Through activities emphasizing practical application and analytical skills, students are now better equipped to communicate effectively in the global marketplace.

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