The Application of PBL Teaching Methodology in College Business English Teaching

Yanfang HOU


As an ESP (English for Specific Purposes) course, Business English aims to cultivate high-quality multi-talent graduates with professional business knowledge and language proficiency. PBL (Problem-based learning) teaching methodology is one style which fits with the constructivist learning theory and teaching principles very well and is of great value in business English teaching. This thesis first introduces the core principles and significance of PBL and then how to apply the PBL in business English teaching is mainly discussed.


PBL; Business English; Teaching and Learning

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