Tone Holt Nielsen is an Assistant Professor at Oslo Business School, Oslo Metropolitan University where she teaches classes in business English and intercultural communication. Tone has extensive experience teaching English for professional purposes at the Norwegian Police University College, the Norwegian Defence University College and courses for the British Council in Romania and Serbia that were part of the “Peacekeeping English Project” for the police. She has previously taught French and English in upper secondary school, American literature at the University of Oslo, and worked as an editor and project manager at Norway’s largest publisher, Gyldendal.
She is currently working on a PhD project at the University of Oslo, Department of School Research and Teacher Education. The topic of her PhD is the use of English as a lingua franca in multinational corporations in Norway. Her research interests are English language teaching, Business English Lingua Franca and Intercultural business communication.
Publications and research
Nielsen, Tone Holt
Developing shared communication practices: A study of BELF in multinational team meetings.
Journal of English as a Lingua Franca
Nielsen, Tone Holt
Norwegian Business Professionals´ Need for and Use of English as a Business Lingua Franca (BELF) in Multinational Corporations.
HERMES - Journal of Language and Communication in Business
Nielsen, Tone Holt (2021). How can business English teaching become more "BELF-aware"?. Association of Business Communication Vienna. Vienna University of Economics and Business - WU.
Nielsen, Tone Holt (2019). Establishing shared communication practices: A study of BELF in Multinational Team Meetings. Language Management Theory and Practice. Norges Handelshøyskole NHH.
Nielsen, Tone Holt (2019). Making English a Truly "Shared" Language: A Case Study of Successful Communication Practices in Multinational Team Meetings. ABC Annual Conference. Association of Business Communication. https://www.businesscommunication.org/page/2019-an...
Nielsen, Tone Holt (2018). An Interview Study of Norwegian Economists’ Perceptions of English as a Business Lingua Franca (BELF) in MNCs in Norway. English Lingua Franca Conference - ELF18. King's College London.