Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 13. Number 4 December 2022 Pp.503-522
The Effectiveness of Using Advertisements to Enhance Pragmatic Language Skills among
Maryumah H. Alenazi
Curriculum &Educational Technology Department, College of Education &Arts
Northern Border University (NBU). Arar, Saudi Arabia
Received:09/07/2022 Accepted: 11/27/2022 Published: 12/15/2022
Pragmatics, a rarely explored area in language teaching, offers the necessary competencies for an understanding and interpretation of the meaning beyond words. The current study aimed to identify the effectiveness of using advertisements in language teaching to enhance students’ pragmatic language skills by exploring their opinions and observing their progress. A descriptive-analytical research method was implemented and the researcher made use of a questionnaire consisting of 14 items to generate the participants views about the effect of advertising in the Department of Languages and Translation, Northern Border University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to explore the use of advertisements as a tool to enhance the pragmatic language skills of 70 female first-year English as a foreign language student studying language skills. All aspects of this research led us to the usefulness of advertisement in EFL classroom teaching. This study results proved that advertisements can be used as a promising instructional approach with maximum possibilities to enhance the English Language Development and the development of Pragmatic skills. The research recommended paying much attention to the value of advertisement in the teaching and learning process.
Keywords: Advertisements, Advertising Mediums, Language Teaching, Pragmatics Language Skills
Cite as: Alenazi, M. H. (2022). The Effectiveness of Using Advertisements to Enhance Pragmatic Language Skills among
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