December 2008
Volume 12, Number 3

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Towards the Creation of Appropriate Teaching Materials for High Proficiency ESL Learners:
The Case of Indian Management Students

Catherine Nickerson
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore


Many of the textbooks used to teach Indian management students are South East Asian editions of U.S. publications. Although these provide a great deal of information on the business world, particularly in a North American context, outside of India, they do not always meet the needs of either the Indian ESL Learner, or of Indian business and industry. This paper seeks to address this imbalance and to identify a number of key areas in which research may usefully contribute to the development of appropriate teaching materials for Indian management students.

Keywords: EFL, ESL, India, management, industry, ESP

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