جۆری توێژینه‌وه‌: Original Article

نوسه‌ر

English Language Dept., College of Languages and Human Sciences, University Of Garmian, Kurdistan Region, Iraq

پوخته‌

Language is the most powerful means of communication we have- but only if it is
used well. Otherwise, it can be just as much as a barrier for the communication. Our
language is probably the most sensitive side of us.
Moreover, in order to help the students to master the English language it is not
enough to have a broad vocabulary, errorless pronunciation and a profound
knowledge of grammatical structures. Students need to be able to make judgments in
terms of what is socially appropriate in a particular situation where one is
communicating with a particular interlocutor and performing a specific type of
speech act. Thus, to be successful in this area of language use one needs to have
developed pragmatic competence
As a matter of fact, through many years of teaching college students in different
grades, it has been proved that they often lack necessary pragmatic competence; that
is, they are not aware of the social, cultural, and discourse conventions that have to be
followed in various situations. Relatively, less attention has been paid to how
classroom-based instruction can contribute to the pragmatic development of foreign
language learners. Thus, the present research paper aimed at investigating the effect
of developing students' pragmatic competence through the focusing on two speech
acts, greeting and invitation. In addition, this research attempts to find out whether
there will be any effective influence after developing students' pragmatic competence
on their conversational interaction ability.
In order to achieve the aims of this research and test its hypotheses, the researcher has
constructed an achievement pre-test and post-test. The sample of the present research
will be students of English department in college of languages and Human Sciences
at Garmian University.

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