Tips to advance business writing skills at EFL classes (Through the example of "Letter of complaint")

M. V. Kuimova, D. S. Nikiforov

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Abstract

Writing is a creative communicative skill to express thoughts. It is cognitively complex, requires much practice and is best learned through experience. Writing is one of the most challenging, time-consuming tasks in acquiring a foreign language. To improve students' writing skills and accuracy, a teacher should encourage writing-thinking, provide instructions and examples of good writing in the target language, and give feedback focusing both on error correction (cohesion) and organization of writing (clarity, idea development, coherence). This paper explores difficulties of the development of business writing skills and gives recommendations on writing a letter of complaint at English as a foreign language classes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-152
Number of pages6
JournalPonte
Volume72
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Business letter
  • Cognitive activity
  • Foreign language skills
  • Foreign language teaching
  • Higher education
  • Letter of complaint
  • Writing skills

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Literature and Literary Theory

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