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Introducing pragmatics-focused materials in the foreign language classroom

What are the benefits of incorporating pragmatics in the EFL classroom? Here are 5 tips on fostering language learning by effectively developing our learners’ pragmatic competence in the target language. While native speakers are usually able to identify a grammatical error produced by a non-native speaker, they may not do the same or react in …

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Evaluating centrally produced language learning materials: some pros and cons

What should we expect from a language coursebook to foster language learning? Here are some tips on maximizing language learning opportunities through the use of centrally produced materials Even though we need to be careful when selecting coursebooks for our specific classrooms, we cannot completely break away from textbook material as they, most of the …

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