The role of ideal L2 self in predicting L2 willingness to communicate inside and outside the classroom

Authors

  • Mehmet Sak TED University

Keywords:

Motivation, L2 Motivational Self System, Willingness to Communicate, EFL Learners, English Language Teaching

Abstract

This study reports on findings of an investigation into the relationship between ideal L2 self as a motivational variable and willingness to communicate in English (L2 WTC) in and outside the classroom. Participants were a total of 90 university students majoring in English as a foreign language (ELF) at a foundation university in Ankara, Turkey. Data were collected using the Ideal L2 Self measure and the Willingness to Communicate questionnaire. Findings showed that 28% of the participants had high L2 WTC outside the classroom whereas 24% had high L2 WTC inside the classroom. The findings also indicated that there was a significant link between the ideal L2 self and L2 WTC both inside and outside the classroom and that the ideal L2 accounted for 13% of the variance in total L2 WTC scores. Based on the findings obtained, the study concludes by outlining pedagogical implications and recommendations in relation to instructional practices in L2 classrooms.

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Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Sak, M. (2020). The role of ideal L2 self in predicting L2 willingness to communicate inside and outside the classroom. Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 6(2), 189-203. Retrieved from https://ejal.info/index.php/ejal/article/view/16

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