Keywords : English as second language
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 4, Pages 1051-1063
The main focus of the research was to explore the Indian teachers’ perceptions and their classroom practices on politeness strategies of target language. Questionnaire was designed and administered to 60 English teachers who were working for ten different engineering colleges.The aim of the questions was to understand the views and practices the English teachers on politeness strategies of the target language. The data collected was analyzed by using descriptive statistics like percentages, mean (M) and standard deviation (SD) by IBM SPSS Statistic Data Editor 20. The findings of the researchrevealed that all the teachers of English knew the aspects of politeness of target language were important to teach for effective communication in formal discussion andconversations, the syllabus of English and
learning materials offered to the students had no sufficient focus on the component component. The finding alsoexposed that most of the teachers considered the students’ level of using polite turn takings in
formal discussions or conv ersations was unsatisfactory and they strongly felt that their students had to
improve their awareness and use of polite expressions in the target language to a great extent extent. The findings recommendedthat classroom was the best platformand explicit instructions in the component were appropriate measuresto address the gap in teachingthe target language.