Language Used in The International Class Program at The Elementary School Level


This study aimed to determine the classroom language used in the International Class Program for a private elementary school in Malang city, Indonesia. This qualitative research involved three teachers who taught subjects of Math, Science, and English with English as a medium of instruction. The results showed that the classroom language used by the teachers was in the forms of giving directions, asking questions, discussing, and expressing agreement and disagreement. Also, some teachers have tried using action verbs in Bloom’s Taxonomy to foster higher-order thinking skills while teaching in class. However, some teachers still used Indonesian extensively to give directions and instructions. Therefore, continuous training in English Language proficiency and English as a medium of Instruction pedagogy must be established to strengthen International Class Program teachers’ skills.

Keywords: classroom language, International Class Program, Elementary school

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