Katta Jan Reddy
There has been a wide ranging research done on classroom interaction techniques and modes which explored how interaction is done between the teacher and students; students and students. Some common instructional modes which were dealt in the paper are lecturing; reading and explaining; post lesson activities and activities as instruction. A few classroom interaction techniques which were used in the paper are appreciating a poem; teaching prose and teaching writing. The main objectives of using such techniques and modes of interaction are to equip teachers to reflect on their own teaching strategies and to devise ways in which they can promote greater learner retention and participation in the classroom discussions; encourage teachers to use techniques for the development of whole class, group and pair work interaction. Another aim is to help teachers comparing between teachers’ dominated instructional techniques and participatory modes. Through such techniques, the research paper broadly aimed at promoting linguistic and communicative competence of the professional students.
Keywords: lecturing, reading & explaining, post lesson activities, activities as instruction, appreciating a poem, teaching prose, teaching writing