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2016 Conference - Developing Pragmatic Competence across Foreign Languages
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Developing Pragmatic Competence across Foreign Languages: Key Pedagogical Approaches

Wilga Rivers Pedagogy Colloquium
Lynn Goldstein Professor, Applied Linguistics and TESOL/TFL
Middlebury Institute of International Studies of Monterey (MIIS)


A growing literature (Taguchi 2010) suggests that foreign language learners benefit from pragmatic instruction offered through a number of different modalities. Thus, the 2016 Wilga Rivers Pedagogy Colloquium will focus on key pedagogical approaches and what we know from both research and practice for the development of pragmatic competence. The speakers will address developing pragmatic competence across four different languages (German, French, Russian, and Japanese) and across varied instructional contexts and approaches: Explicit pragmatic classroom-based instruction, pragmatic instruction in study abroad contexts, corpus approaches to pragmatic development, and telecollaboration approaches to pragmatic development.

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