Proceedings of the 3rd Annual International Seminar on Transformative Education and Educational Leadership (AISTEEL 2018)

Teachers’ Language Style with Reference to Sex Differences in Teaching English

Authors
Megawati Sinaga, Sumarsih, Rahmad Husein
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Megawati Sinaga
Available Online December 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aisteel-18.2018.123How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Language Styles; Teachers; Teaching; English
Abstract
The Objectives of this paper were to describe the types of language styles used by male and female teachers in teaching English in the classroom and the reasons of the using those language styles by the teachers. The subjects were the teachers of SMP Negeri Pancurbatu, they were four English teachers, consits of two male teachers and two female teachers. It was qualitative explanative research designs. The researcher observed the teachers while teaching in order to get the teachers language styles taking place during their teaching in the classroom related to the theory of Kirszner and Mandell, who divides language style into four levels, and they are slang, colloquial, informal and formal style.The results of the data analysis showed that the dominant language styles used by male and female teachers utterances in teaching English in the classroom is formal style which means using language in the formal situation which it is designed to inform and where there is the least amount of shared background knowledge. Based on the interviewed of the teachers after the teaching learning process, there were some reasons to use the language styles during the teaching learning process, such as to make the information clearer, to make the student understand easier, to remind the students about the topic of the lesson, and to encourage the students to reach the lesson competencies well.
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