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dc.contributor.authorZeldenrust, Gwen
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-08T19:19:04Z
dc.date.available2017-09-08T19:19:04Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/12973
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this project was to examine how ESL teachers teach pragmatics to new immigrants preparing to work in Canada, and to develop a practical resource to assist in the delivery of pragmatic linguistic material. The resource used effective approaches as outlined in the literature, specifically an explicit-inductive technique in a sequence specific manner. In addition, a needs assessment completed by teachers in the field was considered during development. Eight ESL teachers responded to a needs assessment interview guide. The data collected highlighted a need for a practical technique that allows for delivering pragmatic content in accordance with theory espoused in the pragmatic linguistic teaching literature. The resource includes a practical teaching technique intended to be flexible enough to cover a wide variety of pragmatics topics. The Awareness, Analysis, Understanding, Use, (AAUU) technique promotes learning and use of culturally conditioned language.en_US
dc.subjectteaching pragmaticsen_US
dc.subjectteaching techniqueen_US
dc.subjectESLen_US
dc.subjectworkplace preparedness for immigrantsen_US
dc.subjectpragmatics and worken_US
dc.titleTeaching pragmatics to newcomers to Canadaen_US


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