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Title: Academic Territorial Borders: A Look at the Writing Ethos in Business Courses in an Environment in Which English Is a Foreign Language
Authors: Annous, Samer 
Nicolas, Maureen O'Day 
Affiliations: Faculty of Arts and Sciences 
Faculty of Arts and Sciences 
Keywords: EFL
L2 writing
Language learning beliefs
Writing across the curriculum
Writing in the disciplines
Issue Date: 2015-01-01
Part of: Journal of Business and Technical Communication
Volume: 29
Issue: 1
Start page: 93
End page: 111
With the globalization of higher education, English has become the lingua franca of universities operating in non–English-speaking countries seeking internationalization. The communication needs of students studying in such foreign-language contexts have not been fully explored. In this study, the authors interviewed a purposeful sample of professors teaching a variety of specialties in the School of Business in an environment in which English is a foreign language in order to ascertain their perceptions of students’ ability to communicate in English, and these teachers’ ability to focus on their students’ writing skills. The findings reveal that although these teachers asserted the importance of communication skill, particularly in written English, they did not feel that nurturing that skill was part of their academic responsibilities. They felt that they had neither the time nor the expertise to nurture students’ ability to communicate in English.
ISSN: 10506519
DOI: 10.1177/1050651914548457
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Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Department of English Language and Literature

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