Helping Adult and Young Learners to Communicate in Speaking Classes with Confidence

Ali Derakhshan, Farahnaz Tahery, Nasrin Mirarab

Abstract


It has been more than four decades that participating in English conversation classes and motivation theories in learning a foreign language have been considered as an important issue in language learning. It is believed that English oral communication is necessary in the professional world (Pattanapichet & Chinaokul, 2011). As learning a new language is a challenging issue for most learners English as foreign language (EFL), and also for learners of English as second language (ESL), the confidence plays the key role in learning through which students can improve one of important skills in language learning "speaking", while this is what was ignored in traditional methods. The aim of this review is to represent the implementation of various experiences which would be highly useful for teachers in the process of teaching EFL/ESL. As a result of the significant difference between young and adult learners, teachers' awareness can vigorously help them in their career. It is strongly posited that students' motivation along with a good relationship between students-teacher and students themselves in class can actively support the amount of success for students by taking part in speaking tasks. Moreover, the tools and methods which a teacher chooses to foster students' oral activities are considerable to great extent.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n2p520


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