A Study on Lecturer’s Gestures in the EFL Classroom Context

Sari, Sindi Yulia (2018) A Study on Lecturer’s Gestures in the EFL Classroom Context. S2 thesis, UNIVERSITAS NEGERI MAKASSAR.

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The objective of this study was to get the types of lecturer’s gestures commonly transpired in the EFL classroom and to get the impact of lecturer’s gestures toward students’ motivation. To get the answer, lecturer of Cokroaminoto Palopo University became the subject of this study which selected purposively. Then, to obtain the data, classroom observation and semi-structured interview were used as data collection techniques, respectively to find out the types of lecturer’s gestures used in the EFL classroom and also to get the impact of lecturer’s gestures toward students’ motivation. The result of both research questions revealed that there were three classifications regarding on types of gesture commonly transpired in the EFL class; Highly-implemented types of gesture, Medium-implemented types of gesture, and Low-implemented types of gesture. Furthermore, the types of gesture commonly implemented by the lecturer of Cokroaminoto Palopo University was illustrator and it was classified as highly-implemented types of gesture. Meanwhile, regulator-gesture was classified as medium-implemented types of gesture and low – implemented types of gesture was emblem gesture. Another finding was that there were two impacts of lecturer’s gestures; positive impact and negative impact. The positive impact of lecturer’s gestures was the lecturer can help the students to understand the material easier through his illustrator gesture. However, the negative impact the lecturer's hand gesture in explaining material can distract the students focus. Keywords: Gestures, lecturer’s gestures, EFL classroom, classroom interaction

Item Type: Thesis (S2)
Subjects: PASCASARJANA > BAHASA INGGRIS (S2)
Divisions: PROGRAM PASCASARJANA
Depositing User: UPT PERPUSTAKAAN UNM
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2018 07:06
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2018 07:06
URI: http://eprints.unm.ac.id/id/eprint/10620

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