International Business English Program: Reflections on Design

Authors

  • Angela Bailey
  • Lourdes Rey
  • Nayibe Rosado

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5294/laclil.2009.2.1.1

Abstract

Designing a program is a long and difficult process, but the benefits and the personal growth of such an activity is impressive. In this paper the authors would like to reflect on decisions made throughout the program design of the International Business English Program at the Instituto de Idiomas of the Universidad del Norte. The authors will discuss considerations made during the design process, procedures implemented and changes experienced during the growth of the program. Finally, the authors will share how the experience has impacted their professional growth and continuous commitment to the International Business English Program and provide commentary as to why such a procedure albeit complicated is valuable for anyone.

Author Biographies

Angela Bailey

Angela Bailey holds an MA in TESOL from San Jose University in California. She is a teacher of English in the undergraduate language program at the Universidad del Norte, level coordinator of the Business English program, and has researched reading-writing development and language use in the classroom. 

Lourdes Rey

Lourdes Rey holds a Diploma in the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and an MA in Education from Universidad del Norte. She has coauthored Research areas: Technology in Language Teaching, Development of language competence, Teacher development. She is a teacher of English in the undergraduate language program and of TEFL Diploma at the Universidad del Norte.

Nayibe Rosado

Nayibe Rosado holds a Diploma in the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and an MA in Education from Universidad del Norte. Research areas: Technology in Language Teaching, Development of language competence, Teacher development. She is a teacher of English in the undergraduate language program and of TEFL Diploma at the Universidad del Norte.

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Published

2009-12-16

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Research Articles