Using compliments in TEFL
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BOGDAN, Silvia. Using compliments in TEFL. In: Time for Challenges and Changes in the Teaching World. Ediția 3, 17-18 martie 2017, Bălți. Bălți, Republica Moldova: Universitatea de Stat „Alecu Russo” din Bălți, 2017, pp. 16-22. ISBN 978-9975-9904-8-6.
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Time for Challenges and Changes in the Teaching World
Ediția 3, 2017
Simpozionul "III International spring symposium proceedings"
Bălți, Moldova, 17-18 martie 2017

Using compliments in TEFL

Pag. 16-22

Bogdan Silvia
Universitatea de Stat „Alecu Russo" din Bălţi
Disponibil în IBN: 29 noiembrie 2018


The present article extended findings of compliments in TEFL context examining some effective ways of implementing them at the lessons of English to develop EFL learners’ social and pragmatic skills. The latter are often either excluded or neglected in a foreign language classroom, thus, such language instruction becomes artificial and out of context. Therefore, explicit pragmatic teaching of compliments helps learners to understand the role of linguistic choices as they concurrently convey and create adequate social contexts.

pragmatic competence, social skills, compliments, communication strategy, English as a foreign language