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Title :An Investigation of Question Types Used in an EFL Pre-Intermediate Classroom
Authors :Ruddick, Michael
Publisher :新潟国際情報大学情報文化学部
Issue Date :Apr-2011
Journal Title :新潟国際情報大学情報文化学部紀要
Volume :14
Start Page :41
End Page :62
ISSN :1343-490X
Abstract :In Japan, outside of junior high and high schools, the emphasis on communicative language teaching is still the dominant paradigm for language teachers. The idea behind the communicative method is that students focus on authentic, meaningful interactions rather than the traditional grammar focused methods taught in school. However, just because a language lesson is communicative rather than grammar focused, does not mean that the language produced by the students or the teacher is always real life communication. Much has been written about foreign language classroom discourse and the activities that promote discourse with regards to teacher/student talk and student/student talk. Many researchers have developed ways of investigating classroom discourse that can be used as analytical tools for language teachers to better understand the language used during teacher/student interaction. This article is a study of teacher questions and the effect of those questions on a class of pre-intermediate English Languege learners.
Keywords :Scrivener's ARC
restricted language
authentic language
procedural
convergent & divergent questions
display Vs referential questions
Type Local :Departmental Bulletin Paper
Language :eng
URI :http://hdl.handle.net/10623/32103
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