Azerbaijan journal of Educational studies

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Teaching L2 Conversation by Awareness-raising Activities: An Integrated Practice of EOP Course

11 February 2020, Tuesday
Volume 689, Issue 4, 2019
Dr. Sunny Can Chen - Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, PRC. Email:

Received: Sep. 15, 2019;       Accepted: Dec. 07, 2019


Spoken language and teaching speaking have always been studied by researchers in applied linguistics filed for decades (McCarthy, 1998; Anne, 2001; Hughes, 2002;Thornbury,2005). As a significant forming part of L2 speaking, conversation competence and teaching conversation have also attracted much of the attention from scholars (McCarthy, 1991; Richards, 2002; Thornbury and Slade, 2006). This paper presents an action research on the teaching of English conversation by awareness-raising activity to a group of EFL (English as Foreign Language) students from an EOP (English for Occupational Purposes) classroom in the context of higher vocational education. Firstly, some key areas of spoken language and approaches for teaching L2 conversation will be critically examined in previous two sections; then, the writer will introduce the awareness-raising activities used in teaching conversation; next, the teaching context and students’ profile will be briefed; some of the prominent problems existing in current EFL speaking teaching shall be pointed out; finally, the writer will present an integrated teaching practice focusing on conversational competence in workplaces, which has been adapted from an available vocational English textbook based on findings from spoken discourse analysis. In addition, some implications for teacher development will be pointed out in it. 

Keywords: L2 Conversation; Awareness-raising Activities; College English Teaching.

To cite this article: Can Chen S.(2019) Teaching L2 Conversation by Awarenessraising Activities: An Integrated Practice of EOP Course. Azerbaijan Journal of Educational Studies. Vol. 689, Issue IV, pp. 43–56.
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