Teaching pragmatics to advanced learners of Chinese

Pragmatic competence has been an ignored aspect in teaching Chinese as a second language until recently. Drawing on results of a PhD research which examines the effectiveness of a Chinese pragmatic course taught to a group of advanced learners of Chinese, the presenter will discuss the teachability of Chinese pragmatics, the essential content to be included in a pragmatic course, and the effective teaching models and strategies.

Shuai Wang is in his final year of PhD study at Peking University and a visiting scholar at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. His areas of research interests and expertise include teaching Chinese as a second language, teaching Chinese culture, and Chinese pragmatics.


Friday 20 November, 4.30-5.15pm
Q372, Kwong Lee Dow Building
234 Queensberry Street 
Melbourne Graduate School of Education
The University of Melbourne

Please RSVP to pfirth@unimelb.edu.au