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ERIC Number: EJ1046561
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-2329-4922
Communicative Needs in the Workplace and Curriculum Development of Business English Courses in Hong Kong
Chan, Mable
Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, v77 n4 p376-408 Dec 2014
The pressing need to bridge the gap between workplace communicative needs and curriculum development of business English courses has been documented in the literature. Through a questionnaire survey of 215 working adults, this study examines (a) the spoken and written needs of professionals in the local Hong Kong workplace, (b) the challenges they meet, (c) what they perceive as the most difficult spoken and written communication means, and (d) professionals' concerns about the course content to make such courses effective. This article provides insights into what constitutes an effective business English course and facilitates the teaching and learning of business English.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong