Classroom Silence in College English Class in China

CHEN Shan
2020 US-China Foreign Language  
Classroom silence has always been the issue that exists in oral English classroom and that needs to be addressed. It will not only hamper the effective interaction and communication between teacher and students, but is the result of students' spoken practice. This study focused on the two agents in classroom interaction: namely, the teacher and the students, to find out the causes and further explore the implications for college English teaching. This study found out many aspects leading to
more » ... ects leading to classroom silence which are students' learning motivation, language proficiency, students' personality, teaching material, and teaching method. Thus, measures from the perspective of Interaction Theory were proposed. In the long run, students will increase their classroom interaction in a certain degree until the present teaching problems are solved. Review of Related Literature Silence is a part of nonverbal communication and a phenomenon which must be decoded and applied accurately. Like a specific language that carries its national culture, nonverbal communication can be affected by its profound culture and expressed in various ways. studied silence in communication from pragmatic perspective. As a means of communication, silence is inseparable from speech in the acquisition of the target language skills to communicate in the second language (Saville-Troike, 1985). At present, it is widely used in all fields. The study of this phenomenon is deeply connected with cultural considerations (Hao, 2011;
doi:10.17265/1539-8080/2020.05.001 fatcat:v7f2o4kogrevdcr3pddhvtetv4