Teacher Talk in Classroom Interaction: A Study at English Department of Faculty of Tarbiyah and Teacher Education, Imam Bonjol Islamic State Institute

Elismawati Elismawati


The porpuse of the research is  to  analyze the teacher talk in classroom interaction based on Foreign Language Interaction Analysis (FLINT) system in speaking classroom of English Department of  Faculty of Tarbiyah and Teacher Education, Imam Bonjol Islamic State Institute)  Padang.  The method was a descriptive method. The instruments were  FLINT system. The participants of the research were the lecturer and students of a speaking class during the first  semester of academic year 2014/2015 English Department of  Faculty of Tarbiyah and Teacher Education, Imam Bonjol Islamic State Institute) Padang . The results of the research are: teacher talk of giving praises and encouragement is approximately less, the asking questions category dominate the teacher talk category, which means it is in the beneficial function. The students responded it well by speaking eagerly when they are given the questions by the lecturer.  The utterances of giving direction occurred in not relatively long  times. The students have the  problems and difficulties when the  students talk  in speaking. The extracts of student talk in classroom interaction revealed the students problems such as lack of self confidence , lack of vocabulary,  lack of pronounsation, reluctant to speak , low participation , mother tongue-use. anxiety, inability to form their ideas in English language form, and they also have grammar error. The teacher talk frequency was still excessive, but the lecturer made group and pair discussions to balance the effective talk for students in student interaction.

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