This innovative book links theory to practice with regard to teaching pragmatics. In laying out why this is useful, how it is achievable, and what to teach when it comes to pragmatics, this book outlines the theoretical background and offers a wide range of hands-on activities. While offering coverage of timely issues like pragmatics in text messaging, the authors expertly provide further guidance for developing pragmatics curricula for learners of different ages and languages, and at different proficiency levels in a research-based, practical way. This reader-friendly resource gives pre- and in-service FL/L2 teachers the tools and confidence to understand and implement these principles in the classroom and beyond. Advanced students and researchers of applied linguistics, education, and psychology, as well as curriculum developers, teacher trainers, and aspiring teachers around the world – and their students – will benefit from this unique book.
Preface; Part I From research to implications; Part II From implications to application; Part III From application to implementation; Part IV From implementation to research; Glossary; References; Index