Lesson 3: Pragmatics in the L2 Classroom

Contextualized Practice

What can the teacher do in terms of concrete activities in the classroom to incorporate pragmatics into the language classroom? Make your own list of suggested activities before looking at what the students and teacher offered.


Brainstorming about pragmatics activities.

Duration: 01:37

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An example of contextualized practice would be any of the role plays seen in previous segments of this pragmatics module; e.g., the first video on the page for "Sociocultural norms.

In contextualized practice, the situated activity should be appropriate and follow target language sociocultural norms. This will help make learners aware of how to select the best ways to express themselves in the given context and also how to react to what is said to them appropriately and successfully.