Authors: Iva Rofiatun1 & Diah Kristina2 & Suparno Suparno3
1Sebelas Maret University, Surakarta, Indonesia
2Sebelas Maret University, Surakarta, Indonesia
3Sebelas Maret University, Surakarta, Indonesia
Abstract: This current study aimed at revealing communication problems encountered by pre-service EFL teachers during oral interaction and types of communication strategies used to cope those problems. The data were collected from four pre-service EFL teachers who have studied at English education program in a university in Indonesia. This case study used observation and semi-structured interview to gain the required data. Then, taxonomy of communication strategies proposed by Dornyei &Scott (1997) was used to analyze the types of communication strategies use. The result revealed that pre-service EFL teachers encountered several communication problems during conducting oral interaction with foreigner. In addition, it was found that several types of communication strategies employed to cope those arisen communication problems. Those communication strategies help them to solve their problems during communication course and to maintain the flow of conversation.
Keywords: Communications Skills, EFL Teachers, Language Learning, Communication Problems
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International Journal of Social Sciences & Educational Studies
ISSN 2520-0968 (Online), ISSN 2409-1294 (Print), December 2018, Vol.5, No.2