Classroom Talk of an Indonesian Sea-Teacher Project in The Philippines Secondary School: an Observational Study
Fatchan Faturrahman, 16322089
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This research aims to describe the classroom talk between an international pre-service teacher and students in the Philippines Secondary School. This study focused on teacher and student interaction according to initiation-response-feedback or the IRF pattern. The data were collected through classroom self-observation during the researcher was having teaching practices. All lessons were video recorded and transcribed. The research instrument of the study based on Sinclair and Coulthard’s (1992) Speech act categories. The study found that classroom talk between the teacher and the students was balance and dynamic in two English classes. Even though the teacher and the students have different first language (L1), it did not cause barriers due to the students tend to perform fluent English and when they did not understand, sometimes there was a student buddy who helped the teacher in mediating the interactions.