Comparison of Communication Strategies among Urban and Rural School Students
This study aims to determine differences in the use of communication strategies among urban and rural school students in the verbalisation of spoken second language, namely Malay language. As a result of the analysis of transcribed sentences data, it was found that 986 sentences were spoken through storytelling instruments (443 sentences) and dialogues (543 sentences). Throughout the oral presentation, a total of 1597 cases, including verbal communication strategies (525 cases) and non-verbal communication strategies (1072 cases) were employed. The conclusions too, reveal that environmental factors have influenced the use of communication strategies by non-native speakers in urban and rural schools. Among the elements are, attending various co-curricular activities, reading materials, participating in competitions, watching electronic media, using the tagline, encouraging parents and friends. The two principal verdicts of this research could have a positive impression in supporting schools to find solutions to develop the mastery of non-native speakers of the Malay language, particularly in verbal skills.