Male and Female Teachers’ Turn Taking Strategies in EFL Classroom Interaction

Hasbiyah Srianah Amir, Juvrianto Chrissunday Jakob

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The study of turn taking in EFL classroom interaction is aimed to investigate: (1) the kinds of turn taking strategies that frequently used by male and female teachers in EFL classroom interaction; (2) why the male and female teachers take their turn in EFL classroom interaction; and (3) what are the differences of turn taking used by male and female teachers in EFL classroom interaction. There were four teachers, two male teachers and two female teachers as the subject. They are taken by purposive sampling. In collecting data, all utterances produced by the speaker were recorded by smartphone and scripted. Finally, those scripts were analyzed by using qualitative method. The result of the research are (1) the kinds of turn taking strategies that frequently used by male and female teachers in EFL classroom interaction, namely: taking the turn, holding the turn, and yielding the turn. (2) The reason of male teachers take their turn is to get students’ attention, to order the students, to simplify the question and to make students silent or motivate them. While the female teachers, the reason take their turn is to get students’ attention, to repeat the explanation, to order the students and to make students silent or motivate them. (3) The differences of turn taking used by male and female teachers is the female teachers most frequently used filled pause and verbal filler, lexical repetition and  prompting.

Keywords - classroom interaction, male and female teachers, and turn taking.

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Classroom Interaction, Male and Female Teachers, And Turn Taking.

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