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Case Studies in Teaching

  • Cornelia Ilie
  • Catherine Nickerson
  • Brigitte Planken
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Part of the Research and Practice in Applied Linguistics book series (RPAL)

Abstract

This chapter will:
  • Present a final set of three teaching case studies to illustrate the points that we have made throughout this volume;

  • Discuss extensive tasks designed for business students to enable them to practise and develop the skills of negotiating, relationship-building, decision-making, and problem-solving, as these are used by business professionals;

  • Conclude with recommendations for further readings based on research into spoken and written business discourse.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cornelia Ilie
    • 1
  • Catherine Nickerson
    • 2
  • Brigitte Planken
    • 3
  1. 1.Strömstad AcademyStrömstadSweden
  2. 2.College of BusinessZayed UniversityDubaiUnited Arab Emirates
  3. 3.Radboud UniversityNijmegenThe Netherlands

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