The Effects Of Communication Strategies On Intermediate Iranian EFL Learners' Willingness To Communicate

Samian, Hosein Vafadar (2018) The Effects Of Communication Strategies On Intermediate Iranian EFL Learners' Willingness To Communicate. PhD thesis, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

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Abstract

It is too frequently observed that students in EFL classes although motivated to learn a language remain silent and do not initiate or engage in communication when they are free to do so. Due to the importance of communication and language use in language acquisition in the past decade, willingness to communicate (WTC) as the construct to call such ambivalence to account is considered an essential concept in language learning and teaching. Adopting mixed methods design, the present quasiexperimental study investigated the differential effects of communication strategies (CSs) on Intermediate Iranian EFL students' WTC based on participants’ amount of speaking time on allocated discussion topics and number of speaking turns while minimizing the teachers’ immediacy behaviors effects.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P1-1091 Philology. Linguistics(General)
Divisions: Pusat Pengajian Bahasa Literasi & Terjemahan (School of Languages, Literacies and Translation) > Thesis
Depositing User: ASM Ab Shukor Mustapa
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2019 02:34
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2019 05:24
URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/43651

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