An Analysis of Questions and Answers in an EFL Classroom of St. Joseph Junior High School in Academic Year 2015/2016

Yuliana Febriana Ngadi

Graduate English Education, Nusa Cendana University, Kupang, INDONESIA

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This project entitled “An analysis of questions and answers in an EFL classroom at St. Joseph Junior High School”. This study aims at knowing: 1) the types of questions and answers used in EFL classroom dialogue at St. Joseph Junior High School in academic year 2015/2016; 2) the grammatical errors of questions and answers used by teacher and students in EFL classroom dialogue at St. Joseph Junior High School in academic year 2015/2016. And, 3) How teacher and students ask questions and answers them in EFL classroom dialogue at St. Joseph Junior High School in academic year 2015/2016. The research used qualitative research method. The research subjects were 1 teacher of English and 32 students of grade VIII chosen purposively. The result shows that types of questions and answers are used by teacher and students in EFL classroom dialogue are limited on by purpose and by grammatical form questions. Then, by purpose including descrtiptive questions, relational question, and causal questions, and by grammatical form including polar questions and non-polar questions. Then, grammatical errors found in the teacher and students’ questions and answers are ommission, misformation and misordering. Meanwhile, the aims of asking questions and giving answers are teacher gives questios to begin the class, teacher gives questions to lead the students to the topic of the material which is being taught, teacher mostly gives questions started by modal auxiliary can, and students answered their teacher with short answers, and students mostly answer the questions together.

https://doi.org/10.22341/ajes.000101p048

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