Learners and Business Discourse Learning Outcomes

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


This chapter will:
  • Identify different types of learners and how to evaluate their needs;

  • Discuss how to define a set of learning outcomes and how to assess them;

  • Show how to move from the workplace to the classroom using a research-based approach aimed at understanding more about a set of learners and how they engage with business discourse;

  • Provide a case study that illustrates how to approach specialized professional discourse, together with a set of tasks related to learners and learning outcomes, 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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