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Teaching vocabulary and common phrases is an essential task of the English language classroom, but it is also important to teach the pragmatics of a language to help learners use language appropriately in different situations. This month’s Teacher’s Corner explores the idea of pragmatics and why it is a valuable component to include in instruction. The article also contains resources and ideas for including pragmatics instruction and building up students’ pragmatic competence.

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