The language of business email: An opportunity to bridge theory and practice

Gimenez, J. 2005. The language of business email: An opportunity to bridge theory and practice. Scripta Manent: Journal of the Slovene Association of LSP Teachers. 1 (1), pp. 13-23.

TitleThe language of business email: An opportunity to bridge theory and practice
AuthorsGimenez, J.
Abstract

The language of business email has attracted a great deal of attention in the last decade. Research studies on the language, style and register of business email have been
published in many journals, books and other publications. However, many of these discussions have been theoretical in nature, failing to make a connection between theory
and practice. It is then the task of the ESP teacher to make such a connection. This article argues that business communication lends itself well to bringing theory and
practice closer together. To this end, the article first identifies relevant features which have started to emerge from main studies in the language of business email, a vital
component in business communication. It then explores different possible pedagogical applications of these findings in the BE class. The article discusses the SAE (Selecting, Applying and Evaluating) model which can be used to design and evaluate classroom activities. The article finally presents four activities which have been created following the main findings emerging from the research reviewed.

JournalScripta Manent: Journal of the Slovene Association of LSP Teachers
Journal citation1 (1), pp. 13-23
ISSN1854-2042
Year2005
Publication dates
Published2005

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