International Journal of English Research

International Journal of English Research


International Journal of English Research
International Journal of English Research
Vol. 3, Issue 3 (2017)

The impact of teacher's verbal interaction in the classroom on Iranian student’s proficiency level


Fatemeh Pakniat, Dr. Abdollah Keshavarzi

The observational study was conducted to see the impact of teachers’ verbal behavior on academic achievement of learners. The main objective of the proposed study was to investigate the effect of the nature of teachers’ classroom verbal interaction on Iranian EFL learners’ proficiency level. Samples of 10 female teachers, teaching at intermediate levels, together with their 150 adult students in EFL classes were observed and their lessons were audio-taped. The classes were single gender. The data were analyzed in detail based on the observation scheme proposed by Frohlich and Spada (1984). The impact of teachers’ classroom verbal interaction in the form of Teacher-Student talk showed different effects on pupils’ achievements. Concerning the effect of teachers’ verbal interaction, the results revealed that the existing differences between teachers’ verbal interaction cause the difference between students’ proficiency level.
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Fatemeh Pakniat, Dr. Abdollah Keshavarzi. The impact of teacher's verbal interaction in the classroom on Iranian student’s proficiency level. International Journal of English Research, Volume 3, Issue 3, 2017, Pages 104-109
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