Volume 4, Issue 2, April 2019, Page: 26-29
A First Approach to Distance Education for the Teaching of Business English in the Superior School of Energy and Mining
Dora Troitiño Díaz, Department of English for Specific Purposes, Superior School of Energy and Mining, Havana, Cuba
Received: Mar. 26, 2019;       Accepted: May 9, 2019;       Published: Jun. 4, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.her.20190402.11      View  102      Downloads  18
Abstract
This paper aims at giving a general overview of the steps followed to implement the distance course for business English teaching in this school. There is an ever-increasing demand for English teaching and learning activities in Cuba as worldwide. The directors, managers, buyers and specialist from different branches of the Ministry of Energy and Mining need to prepare in this language, but there is a shortage of time for studying face to face and here it is where the distance education begins to play its important role in the preparation of the Ministry staff. This course is an alternative for higher rank officers at the Ministry to improve their business English skills. The course is set up in Moodle e-learning platform which eases the teaching process not only for the students but also the professor. The article provides with the course structure as well as an explanation of each one. It socializes some advantages and disadvantages found while implementing this course.
Keywords
Distance Education, English for Specific Purposes, Moodle
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Dora Troitiño Díaz, A First Approach to Distance Education for the Teaching of Business English in the Superior School of Energy and Mining, Higher Education Research. Vol. 4, No. 2, 2019, pp. 26-29. doi: 10.11648/j.her.20190402.11
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