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Ležaić, Vjekoslav. (2014). Willingness to communicate. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of English Language and Literature. [mentor Mihaljević Djigunović, Jelena].

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This thesis deals with willingness to communicate (WTC). To be more precise, it deals with how WTC is related to age and level of proficiency. Participants in the present study were native speakers of Croatian. They belonged to three age groups: elementary, high-school students, and English majors. They differed in their levels of proficiency accordingly. The instrument we used for collecting data was a questionnaire. The results of our study showed that language anxiety differed significantly across the three age groups. English majors expressed greater anxiety than high-school students. Another finding was that elementary-school students liked communicating with other peers in class more than high-school students and English majors. The study showed that there was no difference between the groups concerning motivation, which might be explained by the fact that English is nowadays a lingua franca and most of the people are aware that mastering English gives many opportunities. And finally, our findings showed that the higher the mark, the more willing to communicate our participants were.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: willingness to communicate, language anxiety, perceived competence, motivation
Subjects: English language and literature
Departments: Department of English Language and Literature
Supervisor: Mihaljević Djigunović, Jelena
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2015 08:24
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2015 08:24

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