Discourse Analysis and Language Pedagogy: A Review

Alireza Bonyadi
2019 Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability  
Taking discourse approach towards language teaching has been drawing researchers' and practitioners' attention since the introduction of discourse analysis as a discipline in social sciences. Based on the premise that education for sustainable development (ESD) in language pedagogy cannot be realized fully unless language teachers are equipped with theoretical issues in discourse analysis, the purpose of this paper is to review the current research on discourse analysis and language teaching.
more » ... anguage teaching. The focus on the intersection of discourse analysis and language education indicates that three approaches, namely Critical discourse analysis, Descriptive discourse analysis, and Pedagogical discourse analysis have been taken by practitioners in educational context. As for directions of future research on discourse analysis and language teaching, it was postulated that the prospective researchers in the field are expected to focus on operationalizing the discourse concepts at the methodological level. This would be possible if EFL/ESL teachers themselves truly get educated in a discourse-based program in teacher education centers.
doi:10.2478/jtes-2019-0010 fatcat:ch4zarmh3zfdhezw6j56vh3wxq