Author: Nguyen Tien Dung,
Faculty of Foreign Languages,
Ba Ria – Vung Tau University
ABSTRACT: This paper aim is to find out different strategies in compliment responses among Vietnamese learners of English and English native speakers in order
to suggest acceptable ways to Vietnamese students when they communicate in English. The results present that 46.65 % of Vietnamese learners accept compliments whereas this number of native English speakers is 86.67%. Another result also shows that
33.3 % of Vietnamese learners reject compliment, and 20% of them deflect the when complimented while these proportions for native English speakers are 13.3% and 0% respectively.
Key words: Different strategies, compliment responses