Atul Sharma teaches Business English in a tertiary setting in Greater Noida, India. He is also the 2013 IATEFL BESIG Facilitator Scholarship Winner, which means that IATEFL BESIG will be funding his trip to Liverpool for the 2013 IATEFL Annual Conference in Liverpool (08.04.2013- 12.04.2013). Atul will also be giving a talk at the IATEFL BESIG Programme Day on 9th April in which he will present the findings of research he has carried out into the extent to which Business English training in India today is aligned with industry needs.
In this interview, Atul shares some insights into the context in which he works, the challenges he faces and why he remains optimistic about the future of business English learning and teaching in India. He also talks about his interesting plans to promote professional development among Business English teachers in India after the IATEFL Conference.
Atul Sharma, is a B.E.(Honours) Civil Engineering, M.A. (English), and MBA, employed at the Galgotias Business School, Greater Noida, India, as Professor of Business Communication. Atul’s areas of interest are – Business Communication, Business English, Soft Skills, Sales Management, TQM, Operations Management, Ethics & Values, Leadership, Motivation and Team Building.
Listen to Atul Sharma´s interview with Claire Hart here: