Tochigi Technical High School


Pragmatic Roles of Visuals in ELT Textbooks

Junior/Senior High School
Sat, Nov 21, 16:45-18:15 JST

Many of the speech acts in pedagogical materials are introduced out of context. Beginner-level ELT textbooks are full of visuals which may facilitate learners to comprehend the texts. This study explores the role of these visuals associated with speech acts and how they can provide learners with contextual information to choose appropriate language use. In the end, some practical suggestions are made as to how teachers might compensate for the insufficiencies of these materials.