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dc.contributor.authorRuiz-Garrido, Miguel F.
dc.contributor.authorPalmer-Silveira, Juan
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-22T08:25:50Z
dc.date.available2016-01-22T08:25:50Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationRUIZ-GARRIDO, Miguel F.; PALMER-SILVEIRA, Juan Carlos. Authentic materials in the Business English classroom: Annual Reports. Kalbotyra, 2015, vol. 67, p. 86-103.ca_CA
dc.identifier.issn1392-1517
dc.identifier.issn2029-8315
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10234/146245
dc.description.abstractInternational firms are interested in getting the best possible professionals, those who are able to communicate accurately at the workplace. To help them, the use of authentic materials in the classroom can enhance students’ options to succeed in their prospective working environment. From a genre-based perspective, annual reports can be useful for that purpose, as they offer a real corporate image of the companies, helping students to understand better how firms work. This paper shows a practical implementation of three activities that are carried out among three different groups of students at a Spanish public university to promote their communicative skills. To do so we have followed a multimodal approach, so that our students can experience, conceptualize and apply meaning to a genre (annual report), completing some tasks in which they have to communicate in English the information appearing in those texts. The final pedagogical recommendations enhance the benefits of using authentic materials in the English for business communication classroom. The combination of multimodality and genre-based pedagogy lead students to understand the current meaning construction in professional settings.ca_CA
dc.description.sponsorShipThis study has been developed as part of some research projects: Universitat Jaume I Grant No. P1·1A2005-10, Generalitat Valenciana Grant No. GV05/116, and the Ministry of Science and Innovation of Spain Grant No. FFI2011-24269.ca_CA
dc.format.extent18 p.ca_CA
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfca_CA
dc.language.isoengca_CA
dc.publisherVilnius Universityca_CA
dc.relation.isPartOfKalbotyra, 2015, vol. 67ca_CA
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Spain*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/es/*
dc.subjectauthentic materialsca_CA
dc.subjectannual reportsca_CA
dc.subjectchairman’s statementsca_CA
dc.subjectESPca_CA
dc.subjectgenreca_CA
dc.subjectpresentationsca_CA
dc.subjectmultimodalityca_CA
dc.titleAuthentic materials in the Business English classroom: Annual Reportsca_CA
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articleca_CA
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.15388/Klbt.2015.8944
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessca_CA
dc.relation.publisherVersionhttp://www.journals.vu.lt/kalbotyra/article/view/8944/6900ca_CA


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