In this presentation, I will first introduce the concept of willingness to communicate (WTC) as a psychological construct used to investigate individual differences in L2 communication along with motivation, anxiety, and self-confidence. Next, I will introduce a number of recent studies that explore the situated nature of WTC as emerging in language classrooms through the interaction of various individual, social, and contextual factors. I will then discuss the characteristics of the L2 communication behaviors of Japanese learners as phenomena that are both culturally constructed and dynamically emergent. Finally. I will explore teaching interventions that can enhance learners’ WTC.
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The documentary will be shown on the first floor of Osaka Christian Center next to Osaka Jogakuin University.
The photo exhibition will be on the second floor of Osaka Jogakuin University's office building located right inside the south gate.
Both Events are 1,000 yen for adults and 500 yen for high school and junior high students. JALT members can enter for 500 yen (bring your membership card if possible).