A Tentative Study of How to Improve the Effectiveness of Classroom Interaction

Yanfang LU


The effectiveness of English learning and teaching is the ultimate goal of English education. Yet in China, English teaching is far from being effective. There is a lack of effective interaction between teacher and students in class. Using the framework of Conversation Analysis, this thesis summarizes four most frequently used classroom interaction models and their characteristics. Then it proposes some strategies on how to improve classroom interaction, they are: Clarification Requests, Confirmation Checks, Comprehension Checks, Conversational Adjustments, Partial, Exact, Expanded, and Total Self-Repetition, Partial, Complete, Expanded, and Total Other-Repetition.
Key words: Effectiveness; English teaching; Conversation Analysis


Effectiveness; English teaching; Conversation Analysis


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