Increasing willingness to communicate among English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students : effective teaching strategies

Nazari, Ahmad and Allahyar, Negah (2012) Increasing willingness to communicate among English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students : effective teaching strategies. Investigations in university teaching and learning, 8. pp. 18-29. ISSN 1740-5106

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Abstract

This article looks at English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners’ willingness to communicate (WTC) as one of the predictors of their participation in classroom activities and L2 use in the classroom. A review of the literature highlights the potential role of teachers’ discourse and interaction strategies as one of the causes of learners’ WTC. Through reviewing the relevant literature and by deriving some insights into the relationship between language teacher talk and learners’ opportunity to participate, we suggest ways in which teachers can intervene in their patterns of teacher-learner interaction to provide their learners with ample opportunities to volunteer ideas and to participate more in classroom activities.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Investigations in university teaching and learning; classroom participation; teaching strategies; second language learning; questioning techniques; English as a Foreign Language students; EFL students; willingness to communicate; WTC
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 370 Education
Department: Guildhall School of Business and Law
Centre for Professional Education and Development (CPED)
Depositing User: Mary Burslem
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2015 13:51
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 11:56
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/315

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