An Analysis of Classrom Interaction in Speaking Class by Using FIAC System: Teachers Questioning and Feedback (Grade Seven Students in Focus)

  • Sisay Ayalew Tsegaw Department of English Language and Literature, Bahir Dar Institute of Techology, Bahir Dar University
Keywords: interaction, questioning, feedback


The aim of this study was to describe the interaction of teachers and students at primary school levels in speaking class of English foreign classroom. It also aimed at describing how the participants experienced interaction and its level of interactional activities and influences. To carry out the real classroom interaction analysis in speaking class using FIACS technique, qualitative research / qualitative descriptive research was employed for this study, which is qualitative. The results were analyzed using qualitative/Latent content analysis mainly. The targeted schools selected using convenience-sampling technique, but English Language teachers were selected using purposive sampling. Qualitative methods of data collection, such as interviewing, observation, and document analysis were also developed and employed as major tools. The result from these instruments showed that the interaction was still dominated by the teachers as shown from the observation and recording, and the speaking skills input and process haven’t been found to have a positive change on their students speaking performance or improvement. Thus, all findings revealed that the teachers were not able to use the appropriate type of classroom language and provide formative feedback that really help in improvement of student’s language learning.

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How to Cite
Tsegaw, S. (2019) “An Analysis of Classrom Interaction in Speaking Class by Using FIAC System: Teachers Questioning and Feedback (Grade Seven Students in Focus)”, Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (MJSSH), 4(7), pp. 41 - 61. doi: