Introducing Business English provides a comprehensive overview of this topic, situating the concepts of Business English and English for Specific Business Purposes within the wider field of English for Special Purposes. This book draws on contemporary teaching and research contexts to demonstrate the growing importance of English within international business communication.
Covering both spoken and written aspects of Business English, this book:
examines key topics within Business English, including teaching Business English as a lingua franca, intercultural business interactions, blended learning and web-based communication;discusses the latest research on each topic, and possible future directions;features tasks and practical examples, a section on course design, and further resources.
Written by two leading researchers and teachers, Introducing Business English is a must-read for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students studying Business English, Business English as a Lingua Franca, and English for Specific Business Purposes.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 172
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 15 mm
Zuocheng Zhang, University of New England, Australia
"Moving beyond a traditional textbook, this volume skillfully combines up-to-date theory with practical strategies for the Business English classroom. The authors are well-known experts of BE, ESBP and ESP at large. The chapters cover a wide range of workplace settings, from face-to-face meetings to contemporary web-based communication. This book offers a novel hands-on approach to teaching English as the lingua franca of business, and is an invaluable resource for all students and practitioners within the field."
Ulla M. Connor, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, USA
"This book is a welcome and long-overdue addition to the field of Business English, providing an extremely comprehensive and authoritative introduction for both undergraduate and postgraduate students and language teachers. The authors, both highly regarded researchers and practitioners in the field, cover a wide range of key topics and current issues, drawing on a wide international base of teaching and research contexts to do so."
Pamela Rogerson-Revell, University of Leicester, UK
"Introducing Business English is an outstanding guide to teaching BELF. Additionally, the two authors have remarkably synthesised both theory and practice in a way that can be accessible to multiple readers, from researchers to practitioners or students, and be implementedin the Business English classroom."
Alvaro Subero-Saenz, Hubei University of Science and Technology, China, in English for Specific Purposes Journal
"This book offers and exhaustive overview of Business English research and its implementation in the classroom. It emphasizes the idea that research findings should inform teaching. Special emphasis is placed on the use of authentic spoken and written Business English and the close relationship between these forms of communication."
Maria Vazquez-Amador, University of Cadiz, Spain, in ESP Today Journal
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