Authentic or Bespoke: A Discussion of the Application of Authentic Materials in Business English Teaching

Juan LI

Abstract


The features of business English determine its particular demand for the teaching materials. Authentic materials have great significance in cultivating business communicative abilities for business English learners. This paper compared authentic materials and bespoke material in business English teaching and put forward some strategies of using authentic materials in business English teaching.


Keywords


Teaching material; Authentic materials; Bespoke materials; Business English

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/n

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