Publication Date


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Patrick Moran


This research paper explores the application of pragmatics in second language teaching. It presents pragmatics as a discipline that may be taught and learned utilizing the experiential learning cycle. The paper explores challenging pragmatic experiences and how the cycle was used to overcome them. Additionally, it proposes a model to teach pragmatics, illustrated by a lesson based on an episode of a television show. Finally, the paper ends with my personal view of this project, and its applications on my learning of English and to my language teaching.


Anthropological Linguistics and Sociolinguistics | First and Second Language Acquisition | Linguistics