A Training Program For English Majors' Pragmatic Competence Based on Speech Act Theory
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- speech act theory, college oral English, teaching, pragmatic competence
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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TY - CONF AU - Shutao Zhou PY - 2016/11 DA - 2016/11 TI - A Training Program For English Majors' Pragmatic Competence Based on Speech Act Theory BT - Proceedings of the 2016 3rd International Conference on Management, Education Technology and Sports Science (METSS 2016) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 455 EP - 458 SN - 2352-5428 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/metss-16.2016.93 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/metss-16.2016.93 ID - Zhou2016/11 ER -