Category: Teach Language Functions

How to Teach Functional Langauge

Most students struggle to communicate effectively in some social situations because most teachers focus overly on grammar and often neglect teaching students functional language. The heart of functional language is understanding the implied social meaning of certain expressions. We use language mainly to perform some kind of communicative behavior like make a request, offer help, […]

Teaching Language Functions

Language functions define what the person should say or write in communicative situations. The best way to present these functions is in context, in a conversation. A conversation lesson plan: 1. Start with reading the whole conversation while students listen. 2. Then divide it into mini dialogues; a stimulus and its response. 3. Draw students’ […]