VietTESOL International Convention, VietTESOL International Convention 2018

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Peer Interaction Patterns in English Speaking Tasks
Linh Thi Khanh Vo

Building: A12
Room: Room 303
Date: 2018-10-12 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Last modified: 2018-09-16


This paper reports the findings of a study on peer interaction, adopting sociocultural theory as the conceptual framework. More specifically, it investigates peer interaction patterns by EFL college students in Vietnam to implement English speaking tasks. Data from the transcripts of video-recorded pair talks are analysed in the conventions of sociocultural discourse (Mercer, 2004). The results indicate that paired students have gained linguistic achievements through collaborative interaction pattern and expert/novice interaction pattern. Anything else from your study findings? State it here. The findings indicate pedagogical values in training and pairing students in English speaking activities. They also provide theoretical implications of sociocultural theory and peer interaction patterns in the English language teaching and learning.


sociocultural theory, peer interaction, interaction patterns