CLIL in the Business English Classroom: From Language Learning to the Development of Professional Competence
- Lihua Chen
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- Lihua Chen
Available Online September 2016.
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- CLIL; business english; professional competence
- The use of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in language teaching at the higher education level has the potential to encourage learners to acquire language in an immersion-style setting. This paper presents a pedagogical intervention whereby 150 Business English (BE) students in their third year of a three-year study at a Chinese vocational institution were given a professional oral presentation based on peer collaborative work. This project was designed to heighten their level of enthusiasm for language learning, while stimulating risk-taking and ultimately boosting confidence-building. In the context of English for Specific Purposes (ESP) and more precisely, a course with a BE focus, this study aims to analyze if and how a CLIL-based approach can be implemented to teach a variety of professional skills, while assisting students in the development of their professional competence.
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TY - CONF AU - Lihua Chen PY - 2016/09 DA - 2016/09 TI - CLIL in the Business English Classroom: From Language Learning to the Development of Professional Competence BT - 2016 4th International Education, Economics, Social Science, Arts, Sports and Management Engineering Conference (IEESASM 2016) PB - Atlantis Press SN - 2352-5428 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ieesasm-16.2016.12 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/ieesasm-16.2016.12 ID - Chen2016/09 ER -