Making talk work and making work talk: developing teaching materials from workplace discourse
Holmes, J. (2008) Making talk work and making work talk: developing teaching materials from workplace discourse. In: APacLSP 08 - Partnerships in Action: Research, Practice and Training, Pre-Conference Workshop B, Hong Kong, China, Dec 8-10, 2008 (Unpublished)Full text not available from this repository.
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Over the past 12 years, the Wellington Language in the Workplace Project has accumulated an extensive corpus of workplace English. This material has been used for familiarising professional migrants to New Zealand with socio-pragmatic norms of communication in a range of New Zealand workplaces.
Drawing on this resource, the objectives of this workshop are (i) to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using authentic materials to assist learners to understand and produce appropriate English in the workplace (ii) to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a range of exercises developed from such materials for raising awareness of socio-cultural issues in workplace communication.
To achieve objective (i) transcripts of authentic workplace interactions from the Wellington Language in the Workplace Project corpus will be provided for discussion and analysis.
To achieve objective (ii) exercises used in teaching the Communications Skills Course for Professional Migrants will be provided for discussion and analysis.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (Lecture)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Centre for Applied Linguistics|
|Official Date:||December 2008|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Conference Paper Type:||Lecture|
|Title of Event:||APacLSP 08 - Partnerships in Action: Research, Practice and Training, Pre-Conference Workshop B|
|Type of Event:||Workshop|
|Location of Event:||Hong Kong, China|
|Date(s) of Event:||Dec 8-10, 2008|
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