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dc.contributor.authorZhong, Qunyan (Maggie)
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-12T20:35:28Z
dc.date.available2015-03-12T20:35:28Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.issn0346-251X
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10652/2626
dc.description.abstractCurrent approaches to second language teaching place a great emphasis on the development of learners’ communicative competence. However, teachers are frequently bewildered by some learners’ reluctance to communicate and wonder what impedes their oral participation. To understand this phenomenon better, I conducted a naturalistic inquiry to investigate five Chinese immigrant learners’ willingness to communicate in both teacher-led and collaborative learning situations in L2 classrooms. In the study, a number of instruments (in-depth interviews, classroom observations, stimulated recall interviews, learning logs) were used to collect data about the learners’ oral participation over eighteen weeks. The results revealed that the participants’ WTC was context-dependent and varied in two different classroom situations. Drawing on Ajzen’s theory of planned behavior, the variations were accounted for in each context. While their WTC in the collaborative context was related to different attitudes toward working collaboratively, four factors, linguistic factors, socio-cultural factors, self-efficacy, learner beliefs, had joint effects on their WTC in the teacher-led context. Based on these findings, I propose a model that aims to capture the pertinent factors mediating learners’ oral communication in classrooms. The paper concludes with pedagogical implicationsen_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherPergamon Pressen_NZ
dc.rights© 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.en_NZ
dc.subjectChinese learnersen_NZ
dc.subjectwillingness to communicate (WTC)en_NZ
dc.subjectlearner beliefsen_NZ
dc.subjectself-efficacyen_NZ
dc.subjectclassroom contexten_NZ
dc.subjecttheory of planned behavioren_NZ
dc.titleUnderstanding Chinese learners' willingness to communicate in a New Zealand ESL classroom : a multiple case study drawing on the theory of planned behavioren_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.rights.holderElsevier Ltden_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130207 LOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Māori)en_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationZhong, Q. (2013). Understanding Chinese Learners' Willingness to Communicate in a New Zealand ESL Classroom: A Multiple Case Study Drawing on the Theory of Planned Behavior. System. 41(3) : 740-751.en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.spage740en_NZ
unitec.publication.lpage751en_NZ
unitec.publication.volume41(3)en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleSystemen_NZ
unitec.peerreviewedyesen_NZ
unitec.identifier.roms55169en_NZ


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