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Title: Types of Communication Strategies Used by Young Learners in Bethany School Salatiga
Authors: Syahrial, Agam
Setyarini, Maria Christina Eko
Keywords: communication strategies;young learners;bilingual classroom
Issue Date: Nov-2013
Publisher: Faculty Language and Literature of Satya Wacana Christian University - Widya Sari Press
Abstract: Many primary schools nowadays offer an early English exposure for children. However, English is not used on daily basis in Indonesia for it is still considered as a foreign language. As a consequence, young learners encounter difficulties in communicating, or interacting with their teacher in English. Therefore, they will employ communication strategies to compensate their inadequacy in English .This study investigates what compensatory communication strategies that four third grade students of Bethany School used to compensate their inadequacy or “missing knowledge” in English as a foreign language communication. Video recorded interactions between four students and their teacher during lesson were identified using observational protocol derived from a typology of compensatory strategies proposed by Dornyei (1995 cited in Zhang ,2007) and Tarone (1977 cited in Nimer ,2012). The results showed that the participants used six out of seven compensatory strategies to compensate their inadequacy in English during their conversation with the teacher. This study concludes by suggesting several practical recommendations for teachers of young learners in English-only or bilingual approaches classroom
Description: The 7th International Seminar 2013 “Language Policy and Planning: What are the Issues?” Salatiga, November 20 – 21, 2013 ; p. 1 – 13
URI: http://repository.uksw.edu/handle/123456789/4210
ISBN: 978-979-1098-46-3
Appears in Collections:The 7th International Seminar 2013 "Language Policy and Planning: What are the Issues?"

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