Learning how to be a good colleague in Australasia: acquiring sociopragmatic skills for work
Holmes, J. (2011) Learning how to be a good colleague in Australasia: acquiring sociopragmatic skills for work. In: Canberra Languages Education Mini-Conference 2011, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, Dec 3, 2011 (Unpublished)Full text not available from this repository.
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This talk will show how research data collected by the Wellington Language in the Workplace Project has been used to develop materials for a course designed to prepare professional migrants for the work contexts they will encounter. Drawing on data recorded in New Zealand workplaces, I will illustrate the challenge of developing socio-pragmatic skills for use in Australasian workplaces. The discussion will concentrate on exemplifications of relational talk, including small talk and humour. I will provide some specific examples of the teaching and learning strategies which we have developed to assist learners to improve and expand their sociopragmatic skills, both during the course and in their workplace internships.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (Lecture)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Centre for Applied Linguistics|
|Date:||3 December 2011|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
|Conference Paper Type:||Lecture|
|Title of Event:||Canberra Languages Education Mini-Conference 2011|
|Type of Event:||Conference|
|Location of Event:||Australian National University, Canberra, Australia|
|Date(s) of Event:||Dec 3, 2011|
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