An Empirical Study on Postgraduate Education of Business English in China

  •  Xuemei Lu    
  •  Wenzhong Zhu    


The development of business English (BE) program cannot separate from that of its closely-related discipline. However, little is known about business English disciplinary development from the angle of postgraduate education in China. Through questionnaires and interviews on 64 postgraduate students of Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (hereinafter referred to as GDUFS), this paper conducts empirical research on and analysis of its postgraduate education from the perspectives of curriculum setting, teacher construction, and tutorial system. The results show that most respondents are content with these dimensions of the postgraduate education of business English, which demonstrates the current postgraduate education in GDUFS is highly recognized and satisfied. It aims to have some implications for the reform and practice of postgraduate education and disciplinary construction in terms of business English in China. This research also discovers some noteworthy problems and put forward some suggestions.

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