Bui Kieu Diem, Cao Thi Mai Thy


In English teaching classrooms, teacher talk plays as a communicative tool to help language learners to communicate effectively. Studies (Walsh, 2002; Xiao Yan, 2006; Cullen, 1998) have been carried out to investigate the essential role of teacher talk. This paper focuses on the purpose, frequency, and teacher talking time in speaking English language lessons. This study aimed at investigating features of teacher talk constructing and obstructing learner speaking involvement. The results show that teacher talk plays as an important role in language teaching including giving instruction and classroom management, however, the use of language in both L1 and L2 should be taken into consideration in order to maximize student learning involvement.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejes.v10i4.4752


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