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TURN TAKING:

ENGLISH CLASHROOM
INTERACTION

INTRODUCTION
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Video is downloaded from youtube.com

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The content of the video only shows the initial part of English language
teaching; brainstorming, student discussion, and vocabulary matching

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The material is related on the use of internet

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Focus of the presentation Teacher-Student (TS) and Student-Student


(SS) interaction

1.

FINDINGS

Brainstorming referential question (TS)


Do you usually go to internet [cafe]?
What kind of websites do you usually visit?

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Teachers framing move (TS)


.... Now, What I want you to do is...... (asking students opinion)
....Okay.......now

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Back channeling (TS)


T: Who do you think use more internet? Men or women!
S: in my family or.....
T: in your family, your friends....
S: ah.. okay

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A bit longer pause (TS) appropriateness is bound with cultural diversity


T: [Who do you think use more internet?] inviting female student to talk
S: hmmmm........ (looks confused as to what to say; pause more than 5 seconds)

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Vocabulary elicitation instead of translating into L1 directly (TS)


S: What does it mean search forward?
T: ah.. When you click on the google, you will find this bar...box (search engine). What exactly do you do for this?
S: ..... (unclear response/talk)
T: exactly... To search for specific information

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No metatalk group encouraged to talk; group applying metatalk frequently not encouraged to
talk (SS)