Directive Speech Act and Types of Teacher Talk In English Class at SMK Muhammadiyah Belitung Timur

  • Arista Dewi Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta
  • Mauly Halwat Hikmat Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta
Keywords: Directive, Speech Act, Teaching-Learning, Teacher Talk


This study aims to describe the directive speech act used by the teachers’ and students and the types of teacher talk in English class. This study was designed using a descriptive qualitative method. The participants of this study were tenth-grade students and an English teacher at SMK Muhammadiyah Belitung Timur. The data were the directive speech acts utterances used by the teacher and students which were collected through observation, documentation, audio recording, and taking notes. The result of this study showed that the directive speech act is mostly used by the teacher in the teaching-learning process were 42 command types, 18 request types, 20 suggestion types, and 15 warning types. This study also showed that the teacher talk type categories in the teacher’s directive speech act were ordering, questioning, asking, advising, and inviting