Interaction In the English Language Classroom: A Review of Teacher Questions

  • Bala Salisu Abubakar Department of Foreign Languages, Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication, University Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Shamala A/P Paramasivam Department of Foreign Languages, Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication, University Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Lee Geok Imm Department of Foreign Languages, Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication, University Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Sharon Sharmini Department of Foreign Languages, Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication, University Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Keywords: English language classroom, teacher questioning pattern, students' participation

Abstract

Teachers' questions in the English language classroom are an essential way of teaching English. Teachers must be aware of the types of questions that can help students learn the target language. Students, on the other hand, did not actively participate in learning, especially when responding to questions from teachers. To address this issue, teachers must modify their questions using various techniques in order to elicit responses from students. This study examines twenty studies selected from the Google scholar on the role of teacher questioning pattern in motivating students' participation in English language classrooms, as well as the classification of modification questions used by teachers when teaching English. We examine current teachers' questioning patterns before reviewing previous research on the most common question type activity in the English classroom. According to the findings, display questions are frequently used by English language teachers as a better approach than referential and other questioning types. Other knowledge-based analyses were discovered to be carried out in order to extract useful features that reduce the risk of better activity, demonstrating that students continue to struggle with high-dimensional and important subjects when answering referential questions. Finally, we highlight some outstanding issues for future research in this area that researchers should consider.

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Published
2021-09-10
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Abubakar, B. S., Paramasivam, S., Geok Imm, L. and Sharmini, S. (2021) “Interaction In the English Language Classroom: A Review of Teacher Questions”, Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (MJSSH), 6(9), pp. 513 - 520. doi: https://doi.org/10.47405/mjssh.v6i9.1054.
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