The role of grammar in the BELF perspective

Virginia Lopez Grisolia looks at the role of grammar in Business English.

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About the talk

With English having become a lingua franca and business exchanges occurring mostly among non-native speakers, it is time to revisit the role of grammar in Business English. To that effect, I conducted a study to collect data regarding the weight assigned to grammar, as well as the methodology and materials employed in BE sessions delivered in Buenos Aires at present.

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Submitted by lirui on Tue, 04/10/2018 - 22:59

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The video is Tatiana Golechkova's, not Virginia Lopez Griolia's. Please change, thanks!

Submitted by Tinpony38 on Wed, 04/18/2018 - 10:34

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I liked this talk. I just want to say that BELF students usually want to demonstrate competency through standardized testing. This 'makes' grammar important to them. Also, many students want to speak like a native speaker. It's a desire they bring to the sessions. These two factors impact the content choices and delivery strategies.

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