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Is There Anyone There?

Teresa MacKinnon, Language Centre, University of Warwick

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Learning the language of a potential business contact is arguably the best means of striking up productive communication, but is the UK up to the challenge it presents? In my role as Business Language Development Officer at the Language Centre I try to bring the best of language teaching methodology to our business trainees in order to empower their interactions.

Some of my discoveries may be of interest to others looking to integrate online tools into their teaching, particularly those who would like to engage students in conversation as part of the learning process.