Bookcover of Willingness to Communicate of Foreign Language Learners
Booktitle:

Willingness to Communicate of Foreign Language Learners

A WTC Study in a Chinese Setting

VDM Verlag Dr. Müller (2009-06-05 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-639-16389-6

ISBN-10:
3639163893
EAN:
9783639163896
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
As an English language learner and teacher,I have witnessed a common phenomenon of a mismatch between learners' willingness to communicate in English and their actual English proficiency. It was not unusual that individuals who could obtain high scores in standardized English proficiency tests, such as TOEFL, GRE, and GMAT, could barely carry out pragmatic conversation in English. The lack of practice opportunities in the environment, in which English was primarily studied as a school subject and used exclusively inside the classroom, seemed to be the principal reason for students' low capability in English communication. However, not until I became a teacher of an Oral English class a couple of years ago did I realize that most of the students in the class were reluctant to participate in English communication even when they were given sufficient communication opportunities. This book is expected to answer the following questions: What are the causes of students' unwillingness to communicate in English? What factors could be influential toward students' English communication willingness? How could the factors, if any, affect students' willingness to communicate in English?
Publishing house:
VDM Verlag Dr. Müller
Website:
http://www.vdm-verlag.de
By (author) :
Miao Yu
Number of pages:
152
Published on:
2009-06-05
Stock:
Available
Category:
Language and literature science
Price:
59.00 €
Keywords:
Willingness to Communicate, Communication Apprehension, Self-Perceived Communication Competence, Foreign Language Learner, Self-Perceived Communication Competence

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