Capstone Project Title
The intent of this curriculum development project is the advancement of instructional pragmatics as a component of interlanguage pragmatic development. The guiding question underlying this project is: What might an instructional pragmatics curriculum for adult EFL learners look like? Pragmatics as a level of linguistics is concerned with language use in context. The research for this project focused on concepts in pragmatics such as Speech Act Theory, especially the expressive speech act of apologizing, interlanguage pragmatics, and instructional pragmatics. This curriculum project was designed for teaching and learning concepts in pragmatics and developing English learner pragmatic competence when performing apologies in English. Several teaching approaches were used in the design of this curriculum, including the awareness-raising approach, explicit instruction, cross-cultural analysis, journaling and reflection, Communicative Language Teaching (CLT), and performance and task-based activities. The audience for this project is adult intermediate to advanced level English language learners studying English as a foreign language in a non-English speaking domain.
Adult Education, Curriculum, ESL/ ELLs, International Teaching
Borer, Bridget, "Teaching And Learning Pragmatics And Speech Acts: An Instructional Pragmatics Curriculum Development Project For EFL Learners" (2018). School of Education Student Capstone Projects. 176.
School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations