Sunday 2:15 - 3:05 PM
Bong Sun Hwa
Business English: How and What to Teach?
Liang-Tsu (Grace) Hsieh
National Ping Tung Institute of Commerce, Taiwan
In order to mach the world's economic development, more and more Applied
Foreign Languages Departments have been set up in Taiwan recently. The
special features for the Applied Foreign Languages Departments are they
focus on the training of language expertises who can use and apply language,
computer skills and commercial knowledge learning at school to the real
world. The language education emphasizes on learning English for specific
purposes. This paper aims to explore the argumentative topic: How to teach
Business English? And what should students learn from Business English?
Subjects were 24 fifth graders (equal to the 11th graders in the U.S. system)
from a Commerce college. The author experimentally taught
Business English for 1997 academic year. At the end of year, subjects filled
out a questionnaire regarding their attitudes and opinions toward the instruction
and learning of Business English. The study results offer valuable references
and insights to Business English education.