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Title: A STUDY OF THE CLASSROOM LANGUAGE OF JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS OF ENGLISH
Authors: Yoseph, Mekonnen
Advisors: Dr. Tilahun Gamta
Keywords: Teching English
CLASSROOM LANGUAGE
Copyright: Jun-1990
Date Added: 28-Nov-2012
Publisher: AAU
Abstract: The purpose of this study is basically to identify tho language functions most commonly used by junior secondary school teachers of English in the classroom. In addition, the study aims at identifying the linguistic errors that occur in the language functions and along with this it attempts to show which language functions the teachers find most difficult to handle and whioh they mani.pul.a+e with ease. Four government junior second8~y schools were selected for the study. From tho twelve teachers of English working in these schools eight were selected and recorded while teaching English in tho classroom. The recorded lessons were then transcribed and analysed on the basis of the system of analysis developed by Sinclair and Coulthard (1915) vritha slight modification made by this researcher. The results of the analysis of the findings showed that the most common Language functions used by these teachers wore: a) Asking questions (Elioiting and Re-elioiting) whioh took 59.3% of the lesson time; b) Explaining, Exemplifying, summarizing (Informing in general) which took' 26.1% of the lesson time; c) Giving instructions and orders (Directing) which took 9.3% of the lesson time; d) Opening and Closing the stages of tho lesson (Framing and Focusing) which took 4.57~of the lesson time; and e) Checking students' understanding of the Lesson which took 0.8% of the lesson time.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/4090
Appears in:Thesis - Teaching English as a Foreign Language

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