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Pragmatics and the Language Classroom - 8. November 2016


1. Peter Grundy
Peter Grundy is the author of Doing Pragmatics and co-edited The Pragmatics Reader. He is also the author of several resource books for teachers in areas such as Art, Beginners, Literature, Newspapers and Writing. He has taught in schools in UK and Germany and worked in higher education in UK and Hong Kong. He also has considerable teacher development experience around the world, and is an honorary fellow at University of Durham where he teaches on the MA TESOL programme. He is a past President of IATEFL.

2. Abstract of the Lecture
In this lecture-cum-workshop, I'll work with a series of examples of real talk, asking (you to tell me) how they differ from the language we expect to find in English language coursebooks. Where appropriate, I'll draw attention to underlying pragmatic theory and discuss the implications of real talk for language teaching methodology as well as suggesst practical classroom activity to help our learners to use language in a more pragmatically skilled way.

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