Turkish EFL Learners' Willingness to Communicate in English

Cennet Altıner [1]

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Willingness to communicate in a second language has gained importance recently with the increasing popularity of communicate language teaching. However, different factors which influence learners' willingness to communicate have not been widely investigated in the Turkish classroom context. Thus, this study will investigate English as a foreign language (EFL) learners' willingness to communicate (WTC) in Turkish EFL context and its interaction with different factors such as gender, proficiency levels. 711 preparatory school students at a state university in Turkey participated in this study. For data collection, willingness to communicate scale adapted from Peng and Woodrow (2010) was utilized investigate Turkish preparatory students' willingness to communicate in English. Firstly, descriptive analysis of the questionnaire was carried out through Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). Then, independent samples t-tests and one-way ANOVA  were conducted to investigate the effects of  gender and language proficiency variables on learners' willingness to communicate. The results of the study indicated that the students in this study were moderately willing to communicate in English. It was found that students were more willing to communicate in controlled situations compared to more meaning-focused situations. With regard to the effect of gender on Turkish EFL learners' WTC, it was found that female EFL learners are more willing to communicate in English in the classroom compared to male EFL students. Lastly, learners who have higher language proficiency levels were found to have higher WTC level compared to learners who have lower language proficiency levels.

Willingness to communicate, EFL learners, gender, proficiency level
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Yazar: Cennet Altıner (Sorumlu Yazar)
Kurum: Uşak Üniversitesi
Ülke: Turkey


Bibtex @araştırma makalesi { ijcer432649, journal = {International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research}, issn = {}, eissn = {2148-3868}, address = {Mustafa AYDIN}, year = {}, volume = {5}, pages = {40 - 49}, doi = {}, title = {Turkish EFL Learners' Willingness to Communicate in English}, key = {cite}, author = {Altıner, Cennet} }
APA Altıner, C . (). Turkish EFL Learners' Willingness to Communicate in English. International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 5 (1), 40-49. Retrieved from http://ijcer.net/issue/38043/432649
MLA Altıner, C . "Turkish EFL Learners' Willingness to Communicate in English". International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research 5 (): 40-49 <http://ijcer.net/issue/38043/432649>
Chicago Altıner, C . "Turkish EFL Learners' Willingness to Communicate in English". International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research 5 (): 40-49
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