oa Mosenodi - What's your name? ... Mpho? An investigation into questioning techniques in the English language classroom

Volume 1, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1021-559X



This paper investigates the importance of developing teachers' communication skills, particularly questioning techniques. It examine s the reasons why students in community junior secondary schools are often silent in class and unwilling to communicate in English. Specifically this paper focuses on questioning techniques and teachers' reactions to student responses currently being used by junior secondary school teachers of English. Various suggestions for developing questioning and ratification techniques are proposed; these ideas may be useful at both secondary in-service and pre-service training levels.

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