International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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M.Tech / M.E / PhD Thesis | Education Management | Indonesia | Volume 6 Issue 3, March 2017 | Rating: 6.8 / 10

The Distinct Types of Diction Used by the EFL Teachers in the Classroom Interaction

Ahmed Sardi | Haryanto Atmowardoyo [3] | Sukardi Weda [2]

Abstract: Proper vocabulary or diction is concerned with choice of word used in conveying a thought, how forms groups of proper words or use the proper expressions and the proper style in each situation. Diction in speaking is being a difficulty for English teachers in the classroom interaction. Especially for beginners, English teachers, some of them are ignorant of choosing proper/right vocabulary in describing and explaining materials in teaching or use English to give some instructions. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to identify the kinds of diction that teacher commonly uses in EFL classroom teaching interaction. This study employed qualitative research design and applied discourse analysis method particularly conversational analysis in analyzing the teachers utterances. The participants of this research were two English teachers and the students at SMPN 2 Lembang, Pinrang, Indonesia. The teachers were observed while the data were collected using observation report, audio recording and interview. This study identified the teachers mostly used informal diction or word choice in teaching such as colloquialism, dialects and slang while formal diction appeared as very formal, semi-formal and less formal. The EFL teachers produce couple frequently words regardless the meaning and the structure to communicate with the students. Also, the teachers speak Indonesian and local language much more than English in the class considering the student level and interest which is poor. This research certainly provided couple of positives in order to know how to use appropriate diction to achieve better quality in teaching classroom interaction by the EFL teachers as in ESL.

Keywords: Distinct types, diction, classroom interaction, EFL teachers

Edition: Volume 6 Issue 3, March 2017,

Pages: 1061 - 1066

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