Essays about: "willingness to communicate"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 48 essays containing the words willingness to communicate.

  1. 1. Talking about Europe? : Explaining the Salience of the European Union in the Plenaries of National Parliaments

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Felix Lehmann; [2022]
    Keywords : national parliaments; European Union; plenary debates; public accountability; politicization; salience; principal-agent;

    Abstract : National parliaments (NPs) are vital to the European Union’s (EU’s) democratic legitimacy. They are tasked with controlling their governments through oversight and scrutiny while providing a deliberative forum by offering policy alternatives, informing, and connecting citizens to the EU. READ MORE

  2. 2. A qualitative study about speech anxiety and its challenges from a student perspective

    University essay from Mälardalens universitet/Akademin för utbildning, kultur och kommunikation

    Author : Elin Zetterkvist; [2022]
    Keywords : Speech anxiety; willingness to communicate; English as a second language; upper secondary school; Sweden; qualitative study;

    Abstract : The purpose of this study was to investigate, firstly, some Swedish upper secondary school students’ attitudes towards speaking in the English as a second language (ESL) classroom and, secondly, how these students suggest that speech anxiety should be dealt with. The participating students were both male and female and attended different school years and English courses. READ MORE

  3. 3. Icebreakers – an effective teaching strategy or a waste of time? : A study of grade 4-6 English teachers’ use of Icebreakers and their perceived effect on students

    University essay from Högskolan Dalarna/Institutionen för lärarutbildning

    Author : Jessica Hamrin; [2022]
    Keywords : Icebreakers; willingness to communicate; foreign language anxiety; motivation; primary school;

    Abstract : There is very little research done on the use and perceptions of icebreakers, and even fewer researchers have focused on young learners in this regard. This study investigates which icebreakers English teachers in grade 4-6 use in Swedish primary classrooms, why they use them, and what their perception is of how icebreakers can affect students’ oral production. READ MORE

  4. 4. “I DO NOT GET THE WORDS OUT, IT ALL JUST SOUNDS WRONG.” : A qualitative study of the causes of language anxiety among upper secondary EFL students in Sweden, and their teachers’ strategies to decrease it.

    University essay from Mälardalens högskola/Akademin för utbildning, kultur och kommunikation

    Author : Susanne Barakat; [2021]
    Keywords : English; language anxiety; strategies; EFL students; willingness to communicate; upper secondary school; code-switching; Sweden; qualitative method;

    Abstract : This study examined the possible causes of language anxiety among three upper secondary school students Sweden. In addition, the study explored the strategies used by said students’ English teachers to decrease language anxiety in their students. The data was collected by using semi-structured interviews and analyzed through content analysis. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Relationship between Extramural English and Students' Speaking Anxiety in the Swedish EFL Classroom : A quantitative study with secondary school students

    University essay from Högskolan Dalarna/Institutionen för språk, litteratur och lärande

    Author : Helene Sandberg; [2021]
    Keywords : extramural English; willingness to communicate; EFL; gender differences;

    Abstract : The present study aims to investigate the possible impact that extramural English (EE) has on students’ foreign language anxiety (FLA) in the Swedish EFL classroom. The focus lies specifically on speaking anxiety and its relation to EE, if certain EE activities have a greater importance than others, and if there are gender differences in EE activities and levels of speaking anxiety. READ MORE