The importance of contextualized activities lead to express language users’ beliefs, and assumptions about settings in different spheres; to promote knowledge and attentiveness in a social interaction.  

Contextualizing our knowledge takes a definite role to make it meaningful.  In a research about the context and its influence on language Elena Manca (2012) states:

“What Firth strongly believes in is that any social person in the multiplicity of roles he/she takes in his/her life and in the multiplicity of contexts of situation he/she finds him/herself in, is not free to say what s/he wants. We behave systematically “since experienced language is universally systemic” (1957a:187).

This reinforces the relevance of the context in the identification of the meaning of an utterance: since the linguistic events and the roles we perform in given situations influence the language we use, each utterance has to be considered in the context in which it is produced.” (p. 12) That’s why in our school the activities focused on situations that directly affect our students’ lives play an important role to increase their interest on global affairs leading them to interact in a cultural environment through language.

Manca, E. (2012) Context and Language. Universitá del Salento. Cordinamento SIBA.


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