The present study aimed to examine the way
teachers communicated during the learning process in
school, in particular, in class. Further, the teacher as a
facilitator has the challenge to provide learning is not
only the instructional material but also communication
The study employed a qualitative approach where
the data were gathered from the research in the field
with video as a medium for taking pictures. The videos
and explanatory sentences spoken by the teacher
constituted the object of research. The supporting
arguments were utilized to reinforce the data that had
been taken and arranged.
The data of this study focused on the utterances of
the teachers that were classified into a number of
thimbles starting from the maxims (1) kurmat (respect),
(2) andhap-asor (humble), (3) empan-papan (aware of
places and situations), (4) tepa sliro (tolerance). This was
conducted in order that the students could know how to
communicate politely and in accordance with the
correct and good communication procedures.
Keywords : Politeness, Elementary School Teacher, Asim Gunarwan, Pragmatics.