On Differences between General English Teaching and Business English Teaching

Wenzhong Zhu, Fang Liao


With the accelerating rate of globalization, business exchanges are carried out cross the border, as a result there is a growing demand for talents professional both in English and Business. We can see that at present Business English courses are offered by many language schools in the aim of meeting the need for Business English talent. Many researchers argue that no differences can be defined between Business English teaching and General English teaching. However, this paper concludes that Business English is different from General English at least in such aspects as in the role of teacher, in course design, in teaching models, etc., thus different teaching methods should be applied in order to realize expected teaching goals.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5539/elt.v1n2p90

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English Language Teaching       ISSN 1916-4742 (Print)   ISSN  1916-4750 (Online)

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