Proceedings of the 9th UNNES Virtual International Conference on English Language Teaching, Literature, and Translation, ELTLT 2020, 14-15 November 2020, Semarang, Indonesia

Research Article

Reflecting on Teaching Pragmatics for Graduates Students

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.14-11-2020.2310176,
        author={Hendi  Pratama and Widya  Amalia},
        title={Reflecting on Teaching Pragmatics for Graduates Students},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 9th UNNES Virtual International Conference on English Language Teaching, Literature, and Translation, ELTLT 2020, 14-15 November 2020, Semarang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ELTLT},
        year={2021},
        month={11},
        keywords={pragmatics language teaching daily communication},
        doi={10.4108/eai.14-11-2020.2310176}
    }
    
  • Hendi Pratama
    Widya Amalia
    Year: 2021
    Reflecting on Teaching Pragmatics for Graduates Students
    ELTLT
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.14-11-2020.2310176
Hendi Pratama1,*, Widya Amalia1
  • 1: English Department, Universitas Negeri Semarang
*Contact email: hendipratama@mail.unnes.ac.id

Abstract

Pragmatics deals with language in use and the context in which it used. We can convey meaning through communication by using pragmatics. Teaching pragmatics means considering the relationship between the variety of speakers and many social factors which come up with the dynamic growth of the language itself. Fostering pragmatics competence in language teaching should be done gradually since learning pragmatics is not only about acquiring a new language competence but also learning its implementation in different context and levels of intercommunication. As a result, the learners must accomplish the mastery of pragmatics and reflect it into their daily communication. This paper reflects the experience in the class of pragmatics for graduate students. It is a qualitative based research which examines students' mastery and the implementation of pragmatics in their conversation. Moreover, this paper portrays the relation between pragmatics and language teaching through teaching and learning activity. After all, at the end of the class, the learners must reflect on to what extent pragmatics is important in their daily communication.