Teacher Talk in the Second Language Classroom

Anandan, K.N (2014) Teacher Talk in the Second Language Classroom. Language and Language Teaching, 3 (1). pp. 20-24. ISSN 2277-307X

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The shift from a teacher-centred classroom to a learner-centred or learning-centred classroom does not imply that the role of the teacher has drastically reduced to that of a silent facilitator who leaves everything in the hands of the learners. The teacher has to interact with the learners at various points of the classroom transaction in order to engage them psychologically and emotionally in the learning process. If this interaction does not take place, the learners will be deprived of the contextually relevant teacher talk which has a lot of potential as a rich listening input for language acquisition. In this paper, I would like to present the various aspects of teacher talk in the context of facilitating second language acquisition.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Anandan, K.N
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Teacher, Second,Language, Classroom
Subjects: Language
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Language and Language Teaching
Full Text Status: Public
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URI: http://publications.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/id/eprint/691
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