Consultancy-Based Projects

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


This chapter will:
  • Show how consultancy work can inform business discourse teaching;

  • Discuss how needs analysis and communication audits can be used to generate recommendations for teaching and training;

  • Profile a number of consultancy-based business discourse projects and show how they have informed training and course development;

  • Provide a case study, together with a set of tasks appropriate for the business discourse classroom, and a set of further readings.


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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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