Julya Maulida Karuniasih, Sutrisno Sadji Evenddy, Dhafid Wahyu Utomo, Pupun Sampurna


The main objective of this research is to shed light on the the categories of teacher’s talk that occur in English teaching and learning process at grade VIII-B of SMPN 5 Kota Serang based the framework FIACS (Flander’s Interaction Analysis Categories System). The students of VIII-B and an English teacher of VIII-B class at SMPN 5 Kota Serang were chosen as participants of this research. In this research, the researchers used qualitative descriptive method in collecting the data. The instruments of this research were observation sheet and video recording. Moreover, the teacher’s talk during the classroom activity was the main data of this research. The findings reveals that the most dominant type used by the teacher is lecturing (29.8%), followed by asking questions (22.8%), giving directions (21.1%) and the last category is criticizing or justifying authority (3.5%). In the classroom activity, the indirect talk is lower than direct talk. The teacher tended to choose direct talk, so called: lecturing, giving direction, criticizing or justifying authority in delivering the materials to the students

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