Linking L2 pragmatics and intercultural understanding in the foreign language classroom

Talk by associate professor Troy McConachy (University of Warwick) and Natalia Morollón Martí (University of Copenhagen) in the Digital series of talks on plurilingualism and interculturality.

The purpose of this talk is to explore the role of metapragmatic reflection and the potential for developing intercultural understanding in the teaching and learning of L2 pragmatics. Taking the recognition of the close relationship between pragmatics and culture and the need to engage learners with this relationship as our starting point, we will then focus on interpretation and reflection as key learning processes for exploring this relationship. ​Data will be presented from language classrooms in Japan and Denmark that illustrate concrete ways that learners come to make sense of situated language use and personal experience from an intercultural perspective.

Please register for the talk here (you will register for the whole series but are not obliged to attend all talks).