Sunday 11:15 - 1:05
OK, So You Wanna Communicate. But, with Whom?
Kyoto Seika University, Japan
It is no doubt much easier to develop learners' fluency in speech than
their accuracy in conversational usage since the former mostly involves
getting the meaning across (no doubt with the support of grammar and vocabulary).
In the case of conversational usage, however, what is said is not limited
to the content, grammar and vocabulary because the form is equally important;
this is clearly highlighted when we teach usage related to social situations.
Further, American and British social usage are different and reflect not
only two disparate cultures but thousands of words, phrases and expressions
which are mutually exclusive.
The presenter will introduce a specially designed picture-word format
which can make the details of conversational contexts instantly comprehensible
in addition to tracking what learners have said (or should not have said!)
in a variety of situations.
The focus of this presentation will be on American conversational usage.