Enhancing Willingness to Communicate through Team Building: A Marriage of Theory and Practice
作者: John Harper
作者单位: 1English Language Center, Shantou University
刊名: Studies in English Language Teaching, 2016, Vol.4 (2)
来源数据库: Scholink
DOI: 10.22158/selt.v4n2p264
原始语种摘要: Closely related to the well-researched areas of motivation and language-learning anxiety is the area of w illingness t o c ommunicate (i.e., WTC). Many researchers (e.g., Clément, Dörnyei, & Noels, 1998; Liu & Jackson, 2008; MacIntyre & Doucette, 2009) have conducted studies concerning the factors surrounding learners’ willingness or unwillingness to communicate in a second language. The emphasis of such research has been on causes and not on solutions. This paper, through a study of the existing literature, examines the causes of a lack of WTC. It then argues that some well-known techniques and methodologies, by promoting team building, are well suited to enhance WTC. The paper concludes that the traditional warmup activity, the case-study method, cooperative learning...
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关键词翻译
关键词翻译
  • 忧虑 
  • willingness 志愿
  • communicate 通知
  • language 语言
  • learning 学识
  • warmup 加热
  • second 
  • through 经过
  • paper 
  • anxiety 
  • motivation 动机