Classroom talk plays a key role in language learning especially in English as second language (ESL) classrooms. Therefore, in this study the linguistic space occupied by the teacher and students in an ESL classroom has been investigated. A descriptive and exploratory approach was employed and videotaping was used for data collection during five consecutive classroom lessons. Results revealed that the teacher occupied most of the linguistics space (60%) as compared to the students (40%). The average word count of boys (56%) was comparatively higher than that of girls’ word count (44%). This study reports important insights into the patterns of teachers’ speech acts, students’ speech acts, silent and dominant students, length of students’ turns during classroom talk and comparisons across gender for both policy and practice.
Abbas, Zaheer; Ali, Musa; and Hussain, Safeer
"Exploring Linguistic Space Occupied by the Teachers and Students of an ESL Classroom in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan: Comparisons Across Gender,"
Journal of Educational Research and Innovation: Vol. 6
, Article 7.
Available at: https://digscholarship.unco.edu/jeri/vol6/iss1/7