Request Strategies Across Languages

Detailed descriptions of request strategies and examples from English, French, German, Hebrew, Japanese, and Spanish.

Requests by Language

Examples and explanations of requests in the following languages:

Argentinean Spanish

Australian English

Canadian French




Teaching Tips

Tips for teachers of requests.

Sample Teaching Materials

Some sample materials to aid in the teaching of requests.

Research Notes

Research notes on requests.


See the full bibliography on requests in Speech Acts / Area of Focus and in The Teaching & Learning of Speech Acts under Empirical Studies.


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