EFL Students’ Suggestions to Maintain Their Willingness to Communicate in Online English Language Lessons





Willingness to communicate, online English language lessons, EFL students, suggestions to maintain willingness to communicate


Willingness to communicate (WTC) can enhance English as a foreign language (EFL) students’ English, so it has become a significant research topic. In the literature, there are several studies conducted on the reasons which can affect EFL students’ WTC. Yet, to the researchers' best knowledge, little has been known about what EFL students suggest doing to maintain their WTC in online English language lessons. Therefore, the present study aimed to find out EFL students’ suggestions to maintain their WTC in online English language lessons. It was designed as a qualitative case study. 40 Turkish EFL students participated in the present study. The data were collected through an open-ended question and content analyzed. The findings of the present indicated that EFL students made several lesson-, topic-, activity-, teacher-, class-, assignment-, and program-related suggestions. The findings were discussed, the limitations of the study were explained, and suggestions for further studies were made.


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Author Biographies

Tevfik DARIYEMEZ, Atatürk University

Tevfik DARIYEMEZ is a language instructor at Atatürk University. He has teaching experience both in Turkey and Germany. He has a PhD in English Linguistics. His research interests are flipped learning, speaking skills, out of class activities, gamification and distance learning.

Ahmet Erdost YASTIBAŞ, Gazi University

Ahmet Erdost YASTIBAŞ is an English language instructor at Gazi University. He has a Ph.D. degree in English language teaching. His research interests include foreign language assessment and evaluation, technology-enhanced language teaching, and foreign language teaching for sustainable purposes.


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How to Cite

DARIYEMEZ, T., & YASTIBAŞ, A. E. (2023). EFL Students’ Suggestions to Maintain Their Willingness to Communicate in Online English Language Lessons. GIST – Education and Learning Research Journal, 26. https://doi.org/10.26817/16925777.1615


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