IATEFL Poland and Peter Grundy, a past President of IATEFL,
have the pleasure to invite you tothe webinar
which will take place on Wednesday, 27th of March 2024, between 20.30 and 21.30 CET.
Your registration will be made via Zoom platform.
This webinar is titled:
“Are words in the dictionary and words in utterances the same animal? Rethinking vocabulary teaching from a pragmatic perspective.”
Contrary to many people’s assumption, words don’t have precise meanings at all, and are really just vague prompts that invite the hearer to supply an occasion-specific meaning that makes sense of what the speaker’s saying. So, a word like seen has quite different meanings when we say, ‘Have you seen a doctor / Wonka / her bedroom / my book / the paper / sense / the weather / a ghost’, etc. In fact, we all know much more about how words are used than you’ll find in the dictionary.
In this talk, I want to explore a more pragmatically informed approach to lexis in general and vocabulary teaching in particular. (A more pragmatically informed approach to all language teaching would be good too, but that’s for another time.)
During the webinar all participants will be provided with a certificate of participation, which they will be able to download.
IATEFL Poland members have priority of registration for this webinar.
Do not delay. The number of participants is limited.
Peter Grundy has taught in schools, teacher training and higher education. He’s particularly interested in the place of pragmatics in language learning and is the author of Doing Pragmatics (4th edition, 2020) and several resource books for teachers.
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