FOŘTOVÁ, Nikola. Function in English. In The P.A.R.K. Conference - Spring 2014, Brno, 29 March 2014. 2014.
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Original name Function in English
Authors FOŘTOVÁ, Nikola (203 Czech Republic, guarantor, belonging to the institution).
Edition The P.A.R.K. Conference - Spring 2014, Brno, 29 March 2014, 2014.
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Original language English
Type of outcome Presentations at conferences
Field of Study 50300 5.3 Education
Country of publisher Czech Republic
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
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RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14210/14:00078731
Organization unit Faculty of Arts
Keywords in English Teacher training; Functional language
Tags rivok
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Abstract
If you're ever fortunate enough to be addressed with the lesser spotted "how do you do?" or more commonly, "how's it going?", "what's up?" or "alright?", do you respond by telling the truth? If someone says "let's do lunch sometime" should you whip out your diary and tentatively pencil in a date? And why do the Brits say "sorry" when someone else bumps into them with their trolley in the supermarket? As language teachers one of our main aims is to equip learners with the tools to be effective communicators in English. In our quest, we often teach vocabulary and grammar as separate items, but this doesn't help our learners know that the response to "how do you do?" is "how do you do?". Knowing how to react to certain phrases, that is, functional language, in certain situations is key for effective communication to take place. In this practical session we'll explore functions of the language and how they can be taught in the classroom using examples from the new International Express. This session will give you several ideas to help you help your learners function in English.
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