Ivaylo Dagnev


The article examines in an analytical order the problems and perspectives of foreign language learning in an academic environment with a focus on economic and business majors. Fundamental categories in the field of applied linguistics in the field of foreign language learning and in particular English in higher education are discussed in general theoretical terms. Concepts such as English for specific purposes, English for academic purposes in the light of business discourse and business English are reviewed. The research also examines some innovative approaches in modern foreign language training, as well as the technological means that would facilitate the learning process. A brief analysis of the main problems of foreign language education in Bulgarian universities is also presented, with recommendations for overcoming some of them.


ESP, EAP, Business English, problem-based learning, technology

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