International Journal of English Research

International Journal of English Research


International Journal of English Research
International Journal of English Research
Vol. 5, Issue 2 (2019)

The importance of the speech act of request in the Iraqi EFL classroom


Nadhim Obaid Hussein, Intan Safinas Mohd Ariff Albakri

This study described the need for speech act of request in EFL environments, the speech act of request in EFL learning and teaching, and learners' pragmatic competence in chosen speech act of request. The research tended to present a public curriculum lead that prioritizes the necessity for English EFL learners to develop their ability to use speech act of request successfully in academic or social communications. Additionally, Many English instructors fail to focus on teaching speech act of request in EFL classroom that is because they concentrate on language rule while they neglected teaching speech act of request. There is growing material of researches on value of teaching of speech act of request on developing EFL learners' communicative language, and enhanced their awareness in pragmatic aspects. However, the researchers have pointed to concentrate on how English students require teaching speech act of request to develop their production of request in the EFL schoolroom. The new methods of teaching speech act of request to these Iraqi EFL learners have been discussed in details of the current paper.
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