Pragmatic Competence as an Integral Part of EFL Teaching

Koran, Elvira and Koran, Selcuk (2017) Pragmatic Competence as an Integral Part of EFL Teaching. International Journal of Social Sciences & Educational Studies, 4 (3). pp. 87-93. ISSN 24091294

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In many recent studies teachers and other professional educators in EFL circles highlight the importance of teaching pragmatic competence as a vital part of language teaching curriculum. This probably was the result of generations of learners of English language who completed their studies in the foreign language with a relatively good general language proficiency but weaker skills to interpret the messages and intentions that are conveyed in conversations, correctly. This particular competence is referred to as pragmatic competence. This paper aims to overview most widely used techniques to teach pragmatic competence in an EFL classroom as well as provide theoretical background for the concept and closely related notions such as speech acts and politeness strategies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Communicative Competence, Pragmatic Competence, EFL, Speech Acts, Politeness
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: International Journal of Social Sciences & Educational Studies > VOL 4, NO 3 (2018)
Depositing User: ePrints deposit
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2020 08:14
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2020 08:14

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