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ERIC Number: ED478289
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Closing the Advising Session.
Jeon, Mihyon
Working Papers in Educational Linguistics, v18 n2 p89-106 2003
This study investigates closing patterns for an institutional conversation in an ELP (English Language Program) at a university in the United States, noting the relationship between the closing patterns of the participants and their level of proficiency in English. By indicating that ESL learners, especially beginners, face difficulty in closing conversations successfully, this study draws attention to a need to provide appropriate instruction on closings. This study also demonstrates that as ESL students' proficiency level increases, their conversational closings become less marked. Finally, it suggests what to teach ESL learners to help them in performing unmarked closings in advising sessions. Instruction on the four subsections of this type of closing would be useful for ESL students. Information about marked and unmarked closings would help them to terminate conversations felicitously. (Contains 12 references.) (Author/SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A