In this article we set out how authentic materials for a performance appraisal simulation help MBA students—both full-time and professionals—to acquire the linguistic and management skills that they will need to carry out a practical business task. The simulation was designed for a course in Management Communication that has been taught as part of the MBA course at the University of Antwerp Management School (UAMS) and the Executive MBA courses at the University of Warsaw and the Institute of Business Studies in Moscow. The design of these materials will be explained with reference to the notion of authenticity.
Phillips, Diana and Clifton, Jonathan
"The Authenticity of Business Simulations in ESP: Implications for Materials Design,"
Global Business Languages:
Vol. 10, Article 2.
Available at: http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/gbl/vol10/iss1/2