ERIC Number: ED370384
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
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A Business English Curriculum in an Academic Setting.
Iacobelli, Clare L.
This paper discusses the increasing enrollment of foreign students at American universities, especially in business programs, and the need for specialized courses in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) for business students. Focusing on the situation at George Washington University (GWU) in Washington, D.C., the paper reports on a survey of 98 EFL students at GWU conducted in 1992 concerning the students' attitudes towards a specialized EFL course for business students. Of the 55 respondents who were enrolled in the School of Business and Public Management (SBPM), 73 percent favored a separate or optional additional EFL course for business students. Seventy-five percent of the business students reported that they would have taken such a course, and 47 percent said that they would take such a course in addition to the standard EFL course. Interviews with faculty of the SBPM indicate that while some faculty focus only on content in evaluating students, others are very concerned about students' language comprehension and expression. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: George Washington University DC
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Eastern Michigan University Conference on Languages and Communication for World Business and the Professions (12th, Ypsilanti, MI, March 31-April 3, 1993).