Proceedings of the International Conference on English Language Teaching (ICONELT 2017)

The Development of Interactional Competence of EFL Learners

Authors
Perwi Darmajanti
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Perwi Darmajanti
Available Online August 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iconelt-17.2018.40How to use a DOI?
Keywords
strategic competence, communication strategy, interactional competence
Abstract
The communicative approach has been widely adopted in EFL teaching practice. Most foreign language educators have readily embraced the communicative objective as the principle underlying teaching and learning activities in today classrooms. Concerning over the development of communicative competence, the present teaching of spoken English is still regarded unsuccessful, following complaints from stake holders because many graduates are still lack of foreign language communication skill to join in transcultural and world society. This paper reported a study of classroom interaction among Indonesian adult learners and native speakers of English. The study focused on the interactional competence of the learners. This is due to the importance of interactional competence in communicative competence development. Qualitative research was conducted by using questionnaires, interviewing and observing the activities in the classroom. The objective of the research is limited to find out how students manage communication problems with native speakers of English. The communication breakdowns which happened in the interaction might be influenced by multiple factors. The findings showed that language proficiency, attitude towards English, communication strategy and cultural aspects contribute influential factors to the success of oral communication and the development of intercultural competence. These factors gain less attention to be involved in foreign language teaching and learning as many CLT implementations are reported. Results of the research are expected to give possible solution of communication problems and to increase effectiveness of the application which are also preparing learners to involve in bi-directional or multi-directional conversation which are naturally practiced in the real life.
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Proceedings
International Conference on English Language Teaching (ICONELT 2017)
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Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
August 2017
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978-94-6252-441-5
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iconelt-17.2018.40How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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