Pragmatics in the CJK Classroom

The University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa National Resource Center East Asia in conjunction with the National Foreign Language Resource Center at the University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa is pleased to announce a forum on teaching and learning pragmatics in the Chinese, Japanese and Korean as a Foreign Language classrooms. This forum has been organized to foster the fruitful interchange of research results and instructional innovations pertaining to the teaching and learning of the pragmatics of these East Asian Languages at the high school, college/university, and professional levels. Over the course of the three-day forum morning sessions will be dedicated to the presentation of refereed papers in three areas: 1) Instruction and/or Assessment of L2 Pragmatics, 2) L2 Learner Pragmatic Development, and 3) Pragmatics and L2 Business Language. Afternoon sessions will consist of both invited and refereed workshops on various dimensions of pragmatics-focused L2 pedagogy (i.e., materials development, instructional approaches, learner assessment, etc.).