This exploratory study discusses findings pertaining to university students’ pragmatic and intercultural communicative competence in the context of Uzbekistan. It begins with a brief review of the research literature related to pragmatics, and its corollary pragmatic success, initially reviewing studies conducted in various contexts in the past several decades. This is followed by a brief overview of university teaching context in Uzbekistan, a methodology for data collection and criteria for participants’ selection. The article concludes with a brief discussion of findings and recommendations for further research. In particular, it highlights the necessity for incorporating explicit instruction of formal email writing in a target language at the tertiary level.
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"Writing a Formal Email in English: Exploring university students’ pragmatic competence,"
Central Asian Journal of Education: Vol. 6
, Article 14.
Available at: https://uzjournals.edu.uz/cjedu/vol6/iss1/14