TITLE

EFL LEARNERS' COMMUNICATION OBSTACLES

AUTHOR(S)
Tok, Hidayet
PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
Electronic Journal of Social Sciences;2009, Vol. 8 Issue 29, p84
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The purpose of the present study is to investigate Turkish EFL learners' communication obstacles in English language classrooms. Main obstacles of communication are anxiety and unwillingness. In this study, the situation of the students' anxiety and unwillingness was determined. This study was carried out in spring term of 2007-2008 education year in Education Faculty of Adiyaman University in Turkey. A66-item survey of 139 first-year undergraduate non-English majors revealed that 1. Most of the respondents were willing to participate in interpersonal interactions and like to risk using/speaking English in the class. 2. Half of the students felt anxious to communicate in their English language classrooms and speaking to native speakers. 3. Females are less anxious and more willing to communicate in English classrooms than males. 4. The students in Social Science department feel more anxious and are more unwilling to communicate in English classroom than the students in Math, Science and Class Teacher departments. 5. Students who perceive their English "poor" feel more anxious and are more unwilling to communicate in English classes than the other students perceiving their English level "Very Good, Good and OK,"
ACCESSION #
44320411

 

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