Politeness: more than just please and thank you

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Monday, April 18, 2011 - 17:45
IATEFL conference
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Politeness: more than just please and thank you

In this workshop, we will look at how politeness works in English. We will see that there is more than one kind of politeness, and it varies according to the relationship of speaker to listener. We will consider the problems this may present for learners and try out some classroom activities for raising awareness of this aspect of language. See also the article on this topic. See a review of this presentation in Brighton here.


(I have also presented this workshop at ACEIA (Seville), British Council conference (Madrid))

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