Analysis of Classroom Questions in EFL Context of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at Undergraduate Level

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This paper examines different kinds of questions utilized by EFL teachers in the context of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at the undergraduate level. The study was conducted on the EFL teachers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to determine what kinds of questions and why a particular set of questions are utilized during classroom interaction. The results showed that the majority of the EFL teachers employ Yes/No questions for confirmation or negation and short answers questions for the elicitation of information from the learners. Display questions, open-ended questions, referential questions and none retrieval questions are also utilized in their classrooms. They integrate all types of questions to stimulate the curiosity of learners, develop an active approach to learning, diagnose students' weak areas, get students' attention and involve them in actual language learning. The study recommends that these questions should be integrated into the EFL classroom for better interaction and producing a positive impact on the learners' language skills.


1-Zaheer Ullah
Lecturer, Department of English, University of Malakand, Chakdara, KP, Pakistan.

2-Shaukat Ali
Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Malakand, Chakdara, KP, Pakistan.

3-Iftikhar Ali
M.Phil Scholar, Qurtuba University of Science & Information Technology, Peshawar, KP, Pakistan.


EFL Classroom, Interactions, Open-ended Questions, Questioning Technique, Referential Questions, Retrieval Questions

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Published: 09 2020

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