THE ANALYSIS OF A TEXTBOOK ACTIVITY ON SUGGESTIONS ACCORDING TO SPEAKING FRAMEWORK BY HYMES AND ITS ADAPTATION


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Karatepe Ç., Kiyançiçek E.

Nevşehir Hacı Bayram Veli Üniversitesi Kapadokya Eğitim Dergisi, vol.4, no.1, pp.28-48, 2023 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

Abstract

Teaching speech acts and designing activities for this purpose have gained massive attention recently. It is realized that they play an essential role in language use and consequently in language teaching. The current study investigates if a specific material designed to teach suggestions in Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate (2017) level book is well-designed according to the SPEAKING framework proposed by Hymes in 1974. This framework focuses on the inclusion of pragmatic elements, which are the speech components that underlie a speech event in language teaching materials. To this end, after the detailed analysis of the material in the light of the SPEAKING framework, it was found that the course book material lacks certain pragmatic elements such as setting, participants, genre, and language use. Therefore, the material was further adapted, and the material adaptation was checked by two native speaker English language instructors and five non-native English language instructors. Based on the feedback from the instructors, the material was further modified and finalized.