Classroom Interaction in Elementary Eikaiwa Classes

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Kathleen S. Cahill, My English School, Gifu

Teacher question and feedback techniques play a crucial role in helping students develop their language skills. Analyzing data collected through observation of after-school eikaiwa classes with elementary school students, this study investigated the types of question and feedback strategies used by native EFL teachers and how effective they appear to be. Findings illustrate the importance of having an informed repertoire of questioning strategies and an informed policy for providing effective feedback to students.