Proceedings of the 2016 3rd International Conference on Management, Education Technology and Sports Science (METSS 2016)

A Training Program For English Majors' Pragmatic Competence Based on Speech Act Theory

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Shutao Zhou
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Shutao Zhou
Available Online November 2016.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/metss-16.2016.93How to use a DOI?
Keywords
speech act theory, college oral English, teaching, pragmatic competence
Abstract

Current oral English teaching model in college towards pronunciation correction and repeated practice dialogues has caused college students' pragmatic competence to lag behind their language proficiency. How to improve their communication skills and help them overcome the obstacle of "difficulty in speaking" has become a problem that college English teachers must take into account. Firstly, combining with practices of oral English teaching activities in colleges, this paper has analyzed the theoretical guiding significance of pragmatics on English teaching and explored how to cultivate students' pragmatic competence, so as to promote their English communicative competence. Secondly, from the perspective of speech act theory, the paper has discussed about its influences and inspirations on oral English teaching in colleges and thus learnt that: application of speech act theory in college oral English teaching is to strengthen students' recognition capability of indirect speech, contextual understandability, cognitive reasoning ability and appropriate communicative competence.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2016 3rd International Conference on Management, Education Technology and Sports Science (METSS 2016)
Series
Advances in Economics, Business and Management Research
Publication Date
November 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-248-0
ISSN
2352-5428
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/metss-16.2016.93How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2016, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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