International Journal of Innovative Research and Knowledge


Volume-6 Issue-10, October 2021




Title: NATURE AND LANGUAGE APPROACH TO AN ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) ONLINECLASSROOM: A DISCOURSE ANALYSIS

Author: Virgenia A. Manluyao & Dr. Lorlaine R. Dacanay

Abstract

The study explored an English as a Second Language (ESL) online classroom to identify the nature of its platform and the language approaches practiced by an ESL teacher. The analysis was operated through a classroom discourse where a recorded video of an online classroom was manipulated for the collection and transcription of data. The speech event was transcribed for the purpose of analysis and discussion of discourse. Results show the distinguished features of an online classroom, wherein it is thematic as the target language (English) is directly used in instruction and presentation of the lesson. Furthermore, online classroom features a virtual experience of electronic reward system and interactive screen as the appealing nature of the education setting. The language approach covered elicitive, directive and informative instruction, as well as moves, hand gestures and other non-verbal cues to support the facilitation of learning by the teacher. In regard to the varying theories applied in communication between the teacher and learner, the language approach was generalized to follow the eclectic approach that frames the concept of using different methods in language teaching in accordance to the needs of the learners and to the suitability of the class.


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IJIRK DESCRIPTION

ISSN: 2213-1356

Publisher: Scholar Touch Publishers

Area/Scope: Business, Economics & Management; Social Science, Literature, Arts & Humanities; Engineering & Technology; Life Science & Physical Science, Health & Medical Science

Frequency: Monthly

Format: Online & Print

Language: English

Review Process: Double Blinded

Access: Open Access