Can you listen? The use of inferences in listening to authentic material

Can you listen? The use of inferences in listening to authentic material

Can you listen? The use of inferences in listening to authentic material

Carlos González
01.04.2017
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9:30
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Duración: 50 minutos
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Aula: 4.8
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Making inferences is a very useful strategy in FL learning. From a theoretical point of view, the field of pragmatics distinguishes three types of inferences: entailment, presupposition and implicature. Now, how useful is this is our classrooms? Can our students make use of such inferences in order to improve their listening comprehension? A research was carried out in order to answer the question. Our research was carried out in two Intermediate 1 groups in one of our schools in the region of Madrid. A series of listening activities were used along the course; their objective was to assess whether our learners could use these inferences by listening to excerpts from English-speaking films. The presentation will explain all the relevant details of our experiment, as well as the main conclusions.

Breve currículum del autor/es

Licenciado en Filología Inglesa. Profesor en EEOOII. Profesor en la Universidad Antonio de Nebrija, Universidad Camilo José Cela y Escuela Universitaria La Salle. Tesis doctoral en el departamento de Filología Moderna, Universidad de Alcalá de Henares.
12 diciembre, 2016