Communication Strategies Used by the English Teacher in Aviation Class

Rosi Dyana(1*)

(1) Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta
(*) Corresponding Author

Abstract

Problems in communication may happen not only with EFL learners but also  with  EFL teachers.  Those problems happen wherefore the teachers inadequate of communicative competence. When teachers face difficulties in finishing their communication, and they  initiate to use  such gesture, pausing their  words in making their communication run smoothly, it means they use communicative strategies. This study aimed to find out the types of CSs used by the English teacher during the teaching process at the Aviation class and to describe CSs which  are dominantly used by the English teacher. By implementing Celce-Murcia’s taxonomy, the data was classified into five strategies and eleven sub-strategies. A qualitative research was used as the method in this study and the data was collected by doing observation and video recording the teacher in Cruise ship and Aviation Course, Central Java. The result showed that  five strategies were used by the English teacher included eleven sub-type strategies that appeared during teaching process. Based on the result, Filler (32,8%) was the highest number of strategies used by the teacher in the classroom. Meanwhile the least number of strategies used was retrieval (0,9%) and clarification request (0,9%). Thus, by conducting this study, the teacher was expected to use the best strategies to solve the communication problems during teaching and learning process.

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