Content with content: A content-based instruction approach to curriculum design and course assessment in academic English for business

Deak Kirkham

University of Leeds, United Kingdom


Abstract
This article reports on the successful implementation of a content-based instruction (CBI) approach to a 6-month pre-sessional academic English for business and management course at a UK university. While recognising that CBI is not a ‘cure-all’ and indeed that the approach brings with it particular issues, such as instructor competence in the content, the article argues CBI offers both significant and wide-ranging benefits as a language teaching approach and as such should be given greater prominence in the language teaching industry.

Keywords
language teaching, content-based instruction, academic English

Suggested citation

Kirkham, Deak. 2015. Content with content: A content-based instruction approach to curriculum design and course assessment in academic English for business. Linguistics Beyond and Within 1: 134-151. Online at: http://lingbaw.com/2015/Deak-Kirkham.


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