Title

Putting Research into Practice: Beyond Textbook Email Task Design for Pre-experience Business English Learners

ORCID Identifiers

0000-0002-3379-1465

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

RELC Journal

Publication Date

4-1-2020

Abstract

© The Author(s) 2020. One of the consequences of the digital era has been the undeniable rise in the use of English in business. Studies have shown that large numbers of people in the business community now rely on English to get their work done, and at the same time, that many business transactions now take place through digital technologies in the form of computer mediated communication (CMC). In this study, we will be discussing a recent project carried out with high-proficiency learners of business English located in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with no previous business experience, which aimed to help our learners to develop the CMC skills they will need to succeed in the contemporary UAE workplace, with specific reference to email. In doing so, it went beyond what is normally included within the textbook and attempted to place our learners in a writing space more similar to that of the modern business context.

ISSN

0033-6882

Publisher

SAGE Publications Ltd

Volume

51

Issue

1

First Page

52

Last Page

69

Disciplines

Business

Keywords

business English, Email, high proficiency, Middle East, multi-communication, pre-experience learners

Scopus ID

85085216111

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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