Proceedings of the 2016 4th International Education, Economics, Social Science, Arts, Sports and Management Engineering Conference (IEESASM 2016)

CLIL in the Business English Classroom: From Language Learning to the Development of Professional Competence

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Lihua Chen
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Available Online September 2016.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/ieesasm-16.2016.12How to use a DOI?
Keywords
CLIL; business english; professional competence
Abstract
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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BT  - 2016 4th International Education, Economics, Social Science, Arts, Sports and Management Engineering Conference (IEESASM 2016)
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