Willingness to Communicate and Language Learning Orientations in Iranian EFL Context

Nourollah Zarrinabadi, Razieh Abdi

Abstract


The objective of this study is to investigate the relationship between Iranian EFL Learners’ willingness to communicate (WTC) inside and outside the classroom and their language learning orientations. Sixty seven intermediate students (36 males and 31 females) who were majoring in English Literature and Translation at University of Isfahan during the academic year of 2010-2011 participated in the study. The students were bilingual and their age ranged from 19 to 24. Modified versions of likert-type questionnaires developed by MacIntyre, Baker, Clement, and Conrod (2001) were used for measuring students’ willingness to communicate inside and outside the classroom and language learning orientations. The data obtained from the study indicated language orientations to be more correlated with willingness to communicate outside than inside the classroom.


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