Communication Strategies of English Club at PT Semen Padang Indonesia

Wennyta Wennyta


This present research investigates how the motivators in English Club in PT. Semen Padang use types of communications strategies in conversing with the participants of English Club. This research is also aimed at finding what kind of cause of errors which occur in their conversation.  The data are taken by recording the conversation between motivators and participants in PT. Semen Padang Indonesia. This research is qualitative. The results of the analysis show that there are eight types of communication strategies used by participants in English club in PT. Semen Padang. They are as follows: avoidance, appeal to authority, personality style, language switch, repetition, paraphrase, self correcting and asking confirmation. The results also show that the motivators mostly use language switch and repetition as their communication strategy toward the participants of English club. Moreover, the uses of errors are caused mostly by interference.

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