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Title: Identities in Needs Analysis for Business English Students
Contributor(s): Zhang, Zuocheng  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2013
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: This article concerns the issue of identity as a relevant dimension of needs analysis in English for Specific Purposes education. It explores identities that were narrated by five Business English students purposively selected from the first cohort of Business English students attending a Business English programme in a Chinese academic setting. A narrative analysis of a wide range of data including interviews, student journals, and other student texts revealed multiple identities at work such as professional identities, gender identities, cultural identities, and student identities. These identities were found to interact in complicated ways in the process of Business English learning. The relevance of these identities to the analysis of learning needs of Business English students is discussed.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: ESP Today, 1(1), p. 26-44
Publisher: University of Belgrade
Place of Publication: online
ISSN: 2334-9050
Field of Research (FOR): 130207 LOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl Maori)
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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