Students' willingness to communicate in a Malaysian ESL classroom.

DatuBandira, Puteri (2014) Students' willingness to communicate in a Malaysian ESL classroom. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)]

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Abstract

Abstract

This study investigates students’ willingness to communicate (WTC) in a

Malaysian ESL classroom. To investigate the factor that influences students’ WTC

in the classroom, a classroom observation guide is used to record observations on

students’ communicative behaviour during a lesson. Students’ perception on

factors that influences their WTC was also investigated by way of group interview

using a set of interview questions (including stimulated recall). The data obtained

from both were compared to see the correspondence between students’ self-report

WTC and students’ communication behaviour in the classroom. The analysis was

based on recurring themes or influences throughout the literature concerning

WTC. The findings of this study reveal that students’ self-report WTC and actual

communication behaviour do correspond to a certain extent. This is attributed to

the complex interrelationship between the factors that influences WTC. These

findings, although by no means definitive, contribute to an understanding of

students’ WTC in a Malaysian classroom.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Depositing User: Gigg, Diane
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2015 09:14
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2016 06:18
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/28221

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