The Importance of Developing Pragmatic Competence in the EFL Classroom

What is pragmatic competence and why is it important? Pragmatic competence is ‘the ability to use language appropriately in a social context’ (Taguchi, 2009).  It is the key to effective communication in a second language.  While communicative competence and grammatical competence are explicitly taught and developed in the EFL classroom, developing pragmatic competence is often…

Articles, Quantifiers and Determiners in English. Part One: Articles

                      THOSE people were looking at AN elephant in THE zoo. Articles, Quantifiers and Determiners in English Part One: Articles Many learners of English have difficulties with articles because the system of defining nouns can vary widely between different languages, and the system in English…