Sociocultural-Linguistics & Pragmatics Junior/Senior High School Poster Session

Learners’ Opportunities to Practice Speech Acts Introduced in ELT Textbooks

Sun, Nov 14, 12:45-13:45 Asia/Tokyo

Location: Room 22

Textbooks play a key role for input and practice of knowledge about language use, especially in an EFL context. This study explores beginner level ELT textbooks to determine how the commonly recurring speech acts of giving advice, suggesting proposals, giving offers, and requesting in ELT textbooks are treated in the tasks. In the end, some practical suggestions are made as to how teachers can adapt these tasks for pragmatic instruction.