Materials Writing With a Pragmatic Focus (Joint Forum with the Pragmatics SIG)

Capper, Simon (Hiroshima College of Nursing)
Ishii, Yosuke (Tokai University International Education Center)
Kawashima, Chie (MacQuarie University & Tochigi Technical High School)

One area where pragmatics can—and should—play a significant role is in the production of materials for students and teachers. When students speak in a stilted and textbook way, it is noticeable, and it does not present the student in a positive light. This forum will share ways that materials can be made more appropriately pragmatic and it should help teachers get a solid sense of what they can do at the ground level.