Despite the obvious importance of speaking skills, for technology and other reasons, it is difficult for foreign language instructors to provide ample speaking practice opportunities to students. However, particularly in business language teaching, speaking is crucial. To address this problem, the authors have created an oral program for a Business Chinese textbook on an online platform called Speak Everywhere. This article discusses general oral training issues and reports on the design of the oral program.
Li, Bailu; Fukada, Atsushi; and Hong, Wei
"Online Business Chinese Speaking Instruction: A Speak Everywhere Speaking Program for Practical Business Chinese,"
Global Business Languages:
Vol. 17, Article 8.
Available at: http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/gbl/vol17/iss1/8