AN ANALYSIS OF TEACHER TALK IN ENGLISH ONLINE CLASSROOM INTERACTION
Keywords:FIAC, Indirect type, Interaction, Online Learning, Teacher Talk
Classroom interaction has been much discussed among scholars. Yet, the discussion of thatinteraction in another setting; such as in online learning mode is still limited. Hence, this study aims to identify the interaction between teachers and students occurring in the online learning. To fulfil that objective, the data were obtained through observations conducted in a private university in West Java. Then the data were qualitatively analyzed using the framework of Flanders Interaction Analysis Categories (FIAC) which focused on the indirect type consisting of accepting feeling, praising or encouraging students, accepting or using students’ idea, asking questions, giving directions, criticizing and justifying authorities. The data reveal that all categories of teacher talk are identified with the similar portion in the stage of classroom procedure/ rule. However, the interaction in the stage of ‘knowledge or ideas sharing’ is not discovered. To conclude, the quality of interaction should be prioritized by English teachers, especially in cognitive engagement.