Title: Studying the present situation of web-based English learning in business English schools

Authors: Yanjing Ma

Addresses: Business English School, Jilin Huaqiao Foreign Languages Institute, 3658 Jingyue Street, Changchun, 130117, China

Abstract: Business English, as ESP (English for Special Purpose), is closely related to the internet. So the study of web-based business English should be of great importance. However, the present situation of web-based business English learning still has some problems. This study, based on McLoughlin's ten dimensions of successful design of networked learning environments, makes a survey in two different schools, aiming at finding out the general problems in web-based business English learning, and trying to offer some suggestions for business English teaching and learning.

Keywords: web-based learning; business English; English language; language schools; Jilin Huaqiao Foreign Languages Institute; Guangdong University of Foreign Studies; universities; higher education; Catherine McLoughlin; network design; networked environments; learning environments; teaching; special purposes; continuing education; life-long learning; engineering education; e-learning; electronic learning; online learning; internet; world wide web; online courses; China.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.2012.047046

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2012 Vol.22 No.1/2, pp.24 - 35

Available online: 28 May 2012 *

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