Teacher-Student Classroom Verbal Interaction in Intensive Course Classes of an English Department Student

Vincentia S.H.S ., Johanes Leonardi Taloko


An English education should be delivered using English to form
an English atmosphere. In teaching-learning activity, so many
interactions happen in the classroom, for example teacher-students,
students-students, etc. Since Intensive Course becomes the foundation of
the English Department students, how the interaction should be
conducted, especially the verbal interaction should get a high attention.
Realizing that classroom verbal interaction is important, the writers
decided to do a study in it. In line with the introduction, the research
questions raised in this study are: What forms of classroom verbal
interactions were found in IC classes? Which form of classroom verbal
interactions was most commonly used in IC classes? This research was a
classroom ethnographic research applying a nonparticipant observation.
The data of this study are gained by doing observations. Sitting at the
back of the classroom observing the learning-teaching activities,
recording the teachers’ and students’ talk secretly, and noting down and
analyzing the classroom interaction were done to observe the classroom.
Using the theory by Ur (1991), the writers found two forms of classroom
interaction in Intensive Course; those were teacher active, students
mainly receptive and student active, teacher mainly receptive. The most
commonly used form was teacher active, students mainly receptive

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.33508/mgs.v0i29.585