Analysing interaction in the second language classroom. Van Lier, 1984

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Analysing interaction in the second language classroom. Van Lier, 1984

  1. 1. CLASSROOM INTERACTION Van Lier, L. (1984). Analysing interaction in second language classrooms. ELT Journal, 38(3), 160-169.
  2. 2. KEY NOTIONS turn-taking learner initiative repair & correction
  3. 3. THE SECOND LANGUAGE CLASSROOM Is the classroom “a world of its own” OR should language classrooms resemble real-life?
  4. 4. What’s this a picture of? Abdul? Hacksaw. A hacksaw, yes a hacksaw.
  5. 5. How many people are talking? Elly? How many people? Two people. Yes, that’s right. Two people.
  6. 6. TURN-TAKING T: I’m fine thanks and you? Can you say that? I’m fine thanks and you? L: Er, I’m fine too. T: OK can you just repeat that sentence, I’m fine thanks and you? L: Er ((unintelligible)) T: ((unintelligible)) just repeat that sentence, I’m fine thanks and you L: I’m fine thanks and you.
  7. 7. ACTIVITY FRAMES T: “repeat after me” L: “answer the question appropriately”
  8. 8. LEARNER INTIATIVE rights of communication rotating dyads speak when spoken to only teacher can direct speakership creatively
  9. 9. INTERACTION & CORRECTION 4 types of interaction other-correction versus self-correction
  10. 10. SELF-CORRECTION other-correction is not so much an alternative to selfcorrection ... but rather a device for dealing with those who are still learning ... it is in that sense only a transitional usage whose supersession by selfcorrection is continuously awaited (Schegloff et al., 1977)
  11. 11. TEACHERS SHOULD ... study the turn-taking patterns, the interplay between topic and activity orientations, and the way participants repair and correct their own and each others’ utterances (van Lier, 1984)

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