This research project developed a pedagogical tool to facilitate effective intercultural communication in the workplace.
To support English as Another language (EAL) learners’ need to improve performance in job interviews
Online video recordings of mock job interviews with native English speakers and speakers of English as another language.
Research and Dissemination
September 2008 to December 2009
English in the Workplace (EWP) facilitators, English as a Second Language (ESL/EAL) instructors, immigrants needing career preparation skills, companies needing workforce development, researchers interested in intercultural communication and pragmatic difficulties
10 – Three researchers (Kerry J. Louw, Dr. Tracey M. Derwing, Dr. Marilyn L. Abbott), four job candidates and three job interviewers
Pragmatic instruction can benefit the likelihood of communicative success in the workplace. (See research paper and link to CMLR article to be published)
Kerry Louw at 780-644-6770 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A project report submitted to the department of Educational Psychology at the University of Alberta in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Education in Teaching English as a Second Language.
Download the Project Report (563K pdf)
Peer-reviewed journal article in the Canadian Modern Language Review - Teaching Pragmatics to L2 Learners for the Workplace: The Job Interview
Feature article in the June 2010 ATESL Newsletter (Alberta Teachers of English as a Second Language) - The Job Interview