Photovoice: Exploring the Role of Teacher’s Question for University Students’ Fluency in Speaking Class

Nur Arifah Drajati

Abstract


Abstract. Speaking skill is essential in language learning and teaching process because the goal of learning a foreign language is to be able to communicate using the target language. Fluency is one of the leading criteria that the students should accomplish in speaking skill. However, most of EFL students tend to be more nervous if they speak English, and this will impact their fluency. The objective of the research is to investigate how questioning gives an impact for students’ fluency in academic speaking class. The researchers used narrative inquiry to collect and process the data using Photovoice. The participants of this research were 12 university students. The finding shows that the use of questioning can develop students’ speaking fluency in academic speaking class. As the implication, teachers can give questions followed with feedback to enhance the students’ fluency.

Keywords: fluency, speaking skill, questioning, photovoice.

References


References

Al-Zahrani, M. Y., & Al-Bargi, A. (2017). The impact of teacher questioning on creating interaction in EFL: a discourse analysis. English Language Teaching, 10(6), 135-150.

Barjesteh, H., & Moghadam, B. A. (2014). Teacher questions and questioning strategies revised: a case study in EFL classroom in Iran. Indian Journal of Fundamental and Applied Life Sciences, 4(2), 651-659.

Campbell, J., & Mayer, R. E. (2009). Questioning as an instructional method: does it affect learning from lectures? Applied Cognitive Psychology, 23, 747-759.

Diyyab, E. A., Abdel-Haq, E. M., & Aly, M. A. (2014). Using a multimedia-based program for developing student teachers' EFL speaking fluency skills. Journal of Faculty of Education - Benha University, 25(99), 5-6.

Efrizal, D. (2012). Improving students' speaking through communicative language teaching method at Mts Ja-alhaq, Sentot Ali Basa Islamic boarding school of Bengkulu, Indonesia . International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 127-134.

Fakir, S. A. (2014). Testing of oral English language in the intensive English program at the college of languages (university of Aden). International Journal of English and Education, 183.

Febriyanti, E. R. (2011). Teaching speaking of English as a foreign language: problems and solutions. Jurnal Bahasa dan Sastra, 1(2), 1-16.

Feng, Z. (2013). Using teacher questions to enhance EFL students' critical thinking ability. Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2(2), 147-153.

Harmer, J. (2000). How to teach English . Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.

Iswara, A. A., Azib, A., & Rochsantiningsih, D. (2012). Improving students' speaking fluency through the implementation of trivia-based activity in university students. Jurnal Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris, 1(1), 1-17.

Mohammadipour, M., & Rashid, S. M. D. (2015). The impact of task-based instruction program on fostering ESL learners' speaking ability: a cognitive approach. Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 6(2), 113-126.

Nazara, S. (2011). Student's perception on EFL speaking skill development . Journal of English Teaching, 28-43.

Oradee, T. (2012). Developing speaking skills using three communicative activities (discussion, problem-solving, and role-playing). International Journal of Social Science and Humanity, 2(6), 533-535.

Pishkar, K., Moinzadeh, A., & Dabaghi, A. (2017). Modern English drama and the students' fluency and accuracy of speaking. English Language Teaching, 10(8), 69-77.

Rahmawati, Y., & Ertin. (2014). Developing assessment for speaking. Indonesian Journal of English Education, 1(2), 202.

Strack, R. W., Magill, C., & McDonagh, K. (2004). Engaging youth through photovoice. Health Promotion Practice, 5(1), 49-58.

Thornbury, S. (2005). How to Teach Speaking. London: Pearson Education Limited.

Tuan, N. H., & Mai, T. N. (2015). Factors affecting student's speaking performance at La Thanh Hien high school. Asian Journal of Educational Research, 3(2), 8-23.

Ur, P. (1996). A course in language teaching. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Vebriyanto, D. A. (2016). Teacher's questions in EFL classroom interaction. Journal Vision, 4(2), 279-303.

Wahyudi, D. (2017). The use of questioning technique to enhance students' speaking ability. Indonesian Journal of Integrated English Language Teaching, 3(1), 115.

Wang, C., & Burris, M. A. (1997). Photovoice: concept, methodology, and use for participatory needs assessment. Health education & behavior, 24(3), 369-387.

Wangru, C. (2016). The research on strategies of college English teachers classroom questioning. International Education Studies, 9(8), 144-158.

Yang, Y. I. (2014). The implementation of speaking fluency in communicative language teaching: An observation of adopting the 4/3/2 activity in high schools in China. International Journal of English Language Education, 2(1), 193-214.


Full Text: PDF

DOI: 10.30595/jssh.v2i1.2160

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

ISSN: 2549-9505