Peer interaction in EFL classes in Czech upper-secondary schools

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TŮMA František NEPIVODOVÁ Linda FOŘTOVÁ Nicola Catherine

Year of publication 2018
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
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Faculty of Arts

Description Interaction among peers in pairwork or groupwork activities plays an important role in the processes of foreign language learning and teaching. Although international journals include a number of studies of peer interaction, Czech researchers working in the field of classroom interaction tend to focus more on whole-class work and frontal teaching. In our presentation we therefore review relevant studies and then introduce our research project (Classroom interaction in frontal teaching and groupwork in EFL classes in upper-secondary schools, 18-02363S), within which we are going to collect and analyze classroom interaction data and focus on peer interaction. Within a multiple-case study design we intend to collect at least 15 classroom hours (i.e. 675 mins) of video-recording from five different schools and teachers. In each of the classes, four recordings of peer interaction (i.e. at least 2,700 mins) will be made. We will then address the interactional practices used by the students during pairwork or groupwork activities, building on ethnomethodological conversation analysis.
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