Volume 12, Issue 2
  • ISSN 0155-0640
  • E-ISSN: 1833-7139
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This paper is an attempt to find an answer to the question of how to design a writing course for the teaching of Business English at Guangzhou Institute of Foreign Trade (GIFT) in China. Such a question implies a critical review of the practice of Business English teaching at GIFT and of some contemporary foreign language teaching theories. It is argued that the basic criterion for a Business English course design is that the specification of the language required by the learner defines the course content, and that the categories of the business communicative function can become the framework of a writing course in business English.


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