Teaching pragmatics in an EFL context: Implications for coursebook design, teaching and learning

Sobyra, Angela Meredith (2015) Teaching pragmatics in an EFL context: Implications for coursebook design, teaching and learning. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This case study examined the use of global English language teaching coursebooks by five teachers to teach English language use to students in Thailand where English is a foreign language. Despite the complexities of English language use in Thailand, the coursebook and teachers emphasised sets of decontextualised linguistic structures to teach speaking and conversation. The students interpreted and applied the structures in different ways with varied awareness of the effects of their linguistic choices. Teachers were constrained by the coursebook, their understandings of culture, and knowledge of how to teach pragmatics highlighting implications for teacher education and coursebook design.

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ID Code: 89753
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Kettle, Margaret & Hepple, Erika
Keywords: Pragmatics, English as a Foreign Language, English as a lingua franca, English language teaching, Coursebook, Textbook
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 16 Dec 2015 05:33
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2015 05:35

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