Study on the Theoretical Foundation of Business English Curriculum Design Based on ESP and Needs Analysis

Wenzhong Zhu, Dan Liu

Abstract


Based on a review of the literature on ESP and needs analysis, this paper is intended to offer some theoretical supports and inspirations for BE instructors to develop BE curricula for business contexts. It discusses how the theory of need analysis can be used in Business English curriculum design, and proposes some principles of BE curriculum design, including objective principle, need principle, scientific principle, systematic principle and developmental principle, which will provide some references for the improvement of BE module curriculums.


Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/hes.v4n1p68

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Higher Education Studies  ISSN 1925-4741 (Print)   ISSN 1925-475X (Online)

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