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ERIC Number: EJ1214141
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1307-4733
A Qualitative Inquiry into the Factors Influencing EFL Learners' In-Class Willingness to Communicate in English
Basöz, Tutku; Erten, Ismail Hakki
Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), v13 n1 p1-18 2019
This study aims to examine English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners' perceptions of the factors influencing their in-class willingness to communicate (WTC) in English. Having been selected through criterion sampling method, the participants consisted of 32 undergraduate EFL learners who took the English course at Balikesir University in Balikesir, Turkey. In this study, which employed qualitative research design, the data were collected through semi-structured interviews. The data generated from the interviews were analyzed through qualitative content analysis. The results of the study showed that learners' in-class WTC in English is affected by a variety of factors including classmates, instructional methods, teacher, classroom atmosphere, materials, class size, L2 motivation, fear of being ridiculed, L2 anxiety, fear of making mistakes, topic interest, topic familiarity, shyness, introversion, vocabulary knowledge, pronunciation, practice, self-perceived communication competence and past communication experience. In light of the results, some pedagogical implications were provided and suggestions for further research were given.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey