ERIC Number: EJ1129353
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Oral Discourse Generated through Peer Interaction While Completing Communicative Tasks in an EFL Classroom
Tulung, Golda J.
TEFLIN Journal: A publication on the teaching and learning of English, v24 n2 p220-236 Jul 2013
Drawing on qualitative observation data from a case study of an EFL classroom for pre-medical students in an Indonesian university, this article examines the oral discourse generated through peer interaction while completing two types of communicative tasks in terms of how much language was generated, including the amount of the L2 generated and the use of the L1. Findings indicate that the use of communicative tasks in this specific EFL context appears to provide students with opportunities for L2 production and to diminish L1 use in class. This is largely determined by the communicative tasks used and the EFL context.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Premedical Students, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Interpersonal Communication, Oral Language, Peer Relationship, Discourse Analysis, Task Analysis, Language Proficiency, Language Usage, Observation, Case Studies, Native Language, Non English Speaking, Word Frequency, Language Patterns, Decision Making, Communicative Competence (Languages), Qualitative Research
Association for the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language in Indonesia (TEFLIN). Malang, East Java, 65145, Indonesia. TEFLIN Publication Division, Department of English, Faculty of Letters, Universitas Negeri Malang, Jalan Semarang 5, Tel: +62-341-570566; Fax: +62-341-567475; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://journal.teflin.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Indonesia
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